Handmade cards can be a great way to personalize a gift or let someone know you are thinking of them. Unfortunately, with anything handmade, sometimes an “oops” moment happens!
Steph Ackerman’s card started with an “oops” but she cleverly figured out how to make it beautiful anyway!
As I was die cutting and oval in the Mini Dot paper, the die slipped. Rather than an oval in the center of my card, I now had an opening way off center. Rather than discard this panel, I decided to create my card around it. I pulled scraps from other projects and had fun creating this card. –Steph
Canvas Corp. Red on White
Canvas Corp. Red and White Mini Dot Reverse
Canvas Corp. Navy and Anchor on Ivory Reverse
Canvas Corp. Clothes Pins – Red
Canvas Corp. Hemp Rope – Black
Die cut machine and dies
Prepare the papers by cutting mini dot paper to 4″ x 5″. Die cut an oval and adhere a scalloped oval around the opening. Mat the panel with blue cardstock.
Adhere the anchor strip to the left side of the panel. Wrap black hemp around the card.
Die cut the sail boat and ink it while still in the die.
Add the panel to red cardstock using foam adhesives for dimension. Place the sail boat inside the oval and adhere the flag over the oval.
Die cut Hooray from white and navy cardstock. Adhere together slightly off center. Use a clothes pin to hold the sentiment in place.
We’re loving this nautical card that also has a touch of red, white, and blue! Thanks to Steph for walking us through how to turn a little mistake into a stunning card! If you would like to see more of Steph’s work, please visit her BLOG and INSTAGRAM!