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An Autumn fix

I really like one layer cards particularly the ones with a masked and sponged area on them. They certainly do not all work the first time however which results in card bases with mistakes on them.  I can fix them by either covering the mistake with another layer or by cutting the card front up and attaching it onto a new card base. Either way the failed one layer often becomes a two or more layer.  I hate to waste a whole card base so that is what I usually do.  If the recipients of my cards peeled off the image layer off their cards and turned it over they might just see one of my mistakes!

What I have to show you today are a couple of one layers which became two layers! The errors this time were such that I cut the card base in half, turned it over and started again but still managed to create the clean look of a one layer card.  I masked an area and sponged in Saffron, Rose Red and Pumpkin then stamped my image and sentiment in Early Espresso.

Supplies:

Stamps: Trees (Darkroom Door), With Gratitude, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Inks: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory, Chocolate Chip

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12 Comments on “An Autumn fix”

  1. Kathie says:

    Very beautiful cards!

  2. Joan V says:

    Wow, these are so pretty. I always forget to do one layer cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Marja says:

    Heather i have no words. Splendid your cards. love it.
    Greet Marja

  4. valerie says:

    Love these colours Heather. I know exactly where you’re coming from with recycled mistakes! Hopefully none of my toppers ever fall off:)
    Val x

  5. sue says:

    I love the mixture of colors you chose to sponge for these cards. What a beautiful sunset behind the tree, and a gorgeous, warm background for the leaf. The espresso really goes well with these colors, and I think looks better than a stark black would. Lovely! I’d be happy to receive either of these cards, even if I knew there was a mistake on the back!

  6. Vicky says:

    I do exactly the same Heather! If I received one of your cards I’d consider it an added bonus to have another piece of stamping on the other side of a panel!

  7. ND says:

    In years to come, your cards will be like the paintings of the masters. As experts study them, they frequently find earlier works beneath the final product. We may not know why the artist rejected and covered an earlier work, but we enjoy and celebrate what has been shared with us.How great it is that we are able to start over again, correcting the mistakes of the past.

    Is the summer so hot that you are already dreaming of the colours of Autumn?

    Two delightful cards.

    ND

  8. Lindsey says:

    Hmmm, my white layers quite often have something else on the back, too! 😛 And yet, the front of my white layers are seldom as dramatically beautiful as these. I may attempt to CASE that leaf card, however.Hope you don’t mind! 😉

  9. Total AWESOMENESS!!! Girl you just rock out with this technique!

  10. Heather, these are amazing. Seriously amazing. I so want to make a bunch!

    And isn’t it lovely that cardstock has two sides?

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