Yes, yes, I know, before you say anything, yes the title of this post is very long! In fact, the whole post is going to be very long, so, if you are in a rush, just skip through the pictures. For those of you are intrigued, grab a drink, pull up a chair and I will explain! Here goes. First things first.
The 'New Toy', that is the cover plate used for this card. It is Neat & Tangled's 'Graduated Stripes' cover-plate die and I wanted to try and use it before I put it away for another day and forgot it, you all know how that goes, right?
Then I set to and made this card.
Then I decided to make another card with the opposites of the first card . . . this was the card that refused to be made. I have never made a card like in in my life (well, I probably had when I first started, but thought it was marvellous . . . come on, you know what I'm talking about)
The very first disaster was that I adhered the gold panel down slightly crooked and it refused to come up without ruining the whole thing (in retrospect that wouldn't have been such a bad thing, because then I could be done with it and throw it away), but no, I ploughed on, so I stuck it down firmly, deciding to trim it a little. That was my next boo boo, I cut it rather crookedly, but didn't really notice it because I was busy trying to remove the glue that had squirmed it's way out and on to the front of the die cut . . . and there was the next
You knew? Why have none of you told me? Still I wouldn't take the hint that this card really did not want to be made and I soldiered on!
I finally git it together and hid most of the boo boos, but when I took the pictures, under the 'all seeing' eye of the light-box, I saw that all was not right. The whole card has a 'wobble on' and there are still very visible glue marks on the foil. So, hence. my candidate for Darnell's April Boo Boo Blog Hop . . .
Here for you all to laugh at . . . go on, you know you want to, are the rest of the pictures - in all it's hideousness - and thanks for sticking with it this long!