Skip to main content

Mistake or Opportunity?......Garden Trellis Card featuring Altenew Beauitful Day

Be sure to sign up to be entered in our weekly drawings to the right*:) ------------>

Please be sure to go to your email and validate your registration.  Only validated subscribers can be entered into the drawings.  Drawings are open to everyone no matter what country you are in.  Please be aware that if you live outside of the United States you will need to pay a small postage fee for the delivery of your prize.  

I am absolutely in love with the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew.  It works wonderfully for pretty one layer cards when you mask off different stamps to create a lovely layered effect.  That was my initial intention when I started making this card but then this happened!

A big, huge smudge right where the sentiment needed to go.  You all know when you mask and layer it takes time.  This happened right after I finished my last stamp :(  

The stamped edges looked so beautiful so I set about determining how I was going to fix this boo boo.  It's like we all say there are no mistakes only opportunities.  

This is what I did:


(1) 4 1/4" x 11" 100lb white cover card stock folded in half
(4) 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces 100lb card stock, 1 for stamping, 1 for greeting and 2 for die cutting

I cut out the stamped floral portions of the card and discarded the messed up middle.  I looked through my stash for a way to fill in the middle and found the Delfina dies from Birch Press Design.  These are a set of 3 dies that you can purchase individually or in the set.  I had received the set for Christmas and this was just the opportunity to try them out and see how I could use them.

I decided that Layer B (the middle layer) would probably be the best bet for what I had in mind.  I wanted to hang my stamped creation on a trellis, and I wanted it to be see-through.

I folded my 4 1/4" x 11" card stock in half and set it on the die so that the folded edge would be just shy of the cut line and therefore not be cut.
Zoom in to see exactly where the folded
edge is in relation to the cutting edge.
and this is the result.

I did realize after cutting it that it lacked the strength to remain standing.  I solved for this by cutting
two 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces of card stock with the same die and attaching them to the front and the back.  I carefully lined them up so they matched the base card and attached with Tombow Dotted Tape Runner.  This did the trick.

I then traced the stamped pieces onto another piece of card stock and fussy cut those pieces out so I would have a solid back to my stamped pictures and a place to write a greeting.  I used the Tombow Dotted Tape Runner to attach the stamped pieces to the front of the card.  I opened the card and aligned the blank pieces with the stamped pieces. I used the same tape to attach them to the inside of the card.  I stamped a scratch piece of card stock with a sentiment from the stamp set, attached it to the front, and my card was done.

It just goes to show you that mistakes are worth it because you never know what opportunities they might bring forth :)

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Please comment below and tell me what you think :)  Also let me know if you are interested in a video of how to make this card :)


Delfina Layer B, Birch Press Design dies
Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Warm Sunshine and Buttercream inks,  Altenew
Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Altenew
VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Tsukineko
Fine Detail scissors


  1. The card is pretty! The trellis was a great idea!

    1. I was so happy when it worked out. Gracias :)

  2. What a great solution, gorgeous card!

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. Beautiful card..but you lost me the first sentence on how to make this! Wow!

    1. If you are interested please let me know yout email and I will be happy to help you :)

  5. I bet you're glad you made the big smudge? I got the drift of how you constructed your lovely card, but a video would be nice. I love this very open and airy card, very creative and unique! I also love how you left some of the leaves unfinished.

  6. I am in love with this card! Beautiful!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Monthly Hero April 2018 featuring One Die 9 Ways

As of this writing this kit is still available at while supplies last so if you would like the set hurry on over to purchase.
Have you ever needed a bunch of cards quickly?  I find in those situations a good cover die can go a long way.  There was a wonderful bonus in the April 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit, a full size cover die!  And this one is really special.  I created several sets of cards and a few singles--31 in total--in one day thanks to this timesaver, and I thought I would share them with you just in case you are ever in need of some quick cards for a gift or charity, to sell or just send out individually.  There are 9 different ways I used the die in total.  Most of these cards won't be decorated or have a sentiment yet.  That way I can customize them later, when I need them.

The products used in today's cards were minimal.  I used the kit, which included a huge, adorable stamp set; coordinating dies for many of the images; the aforementioned cover die…

Easy Ink Blending featuring Leaf Burst Stencil - AECP Level 1

Had some fun ink blending with a stencil today and such a pretty one at that.  This card was inspired by the Easy Ink Blending Techniques class at Altenew Academy.  It was a great class, check it out if you want to learn some new tips and tricks :)  Several techniques are discussed, from creating your own matching card stock to faux watercoloring. Here is a quick video of the process I describe below.  I was able to create this card using the Leaf Burst Stencil from Altenew.  I blended Wild Honey Distress Ink in the center and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on the outer leaves.  To take it up a notch, I turned the stencil (so that the tall leaves overlapped the short leaves) and blended the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink onto the page.  I was careful to use sticky notes on the open areas around the square so I had this pretty pattern only on the page.
I created a matching pink border by inking the edge of a 6" square piece of white card stock with the Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.…

Invisible Easel Card featuring's Mondo Sakura Stamps and Dies

I am in love with Cherry Blossoms!  They are so fun to color that whenever I see a Cherry Blossom stamp, I simply have to have it.  The new Mondo Sakura (Cherry Blossom in Japanese) and coordinating die from Ellen Hutson are no exception.  This set has another quality I love in my flower stamps:  they are HUGE!!!!!  Having all that space to color is just dreamy.  At first glance this card may seem complicated to create but I am here to dispel that myth. 
To create this card, you will need 2 sheet of 5" x 6" Hero Arts Acetate (one cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and one folded on one side at 1 1/4” inch on the 6” side);  2 sheets of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 110 lb white card stock (one cut with the cover die of your choice, and one folded in half and cut with the 3rd largest die from the Infinity Tag Frames Die set by Hero Arts [so you have 2 tags]); and 2 sheets of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Bristol Smooth card stock (to stamp and emboss the Mondo Sakura on).  I will colo…