Tuesday, July 28, 2015


This card gave me some trouble, and it took me a couple of hours to get it under control.  Here's what happened:

I came across a previously folded card in my stash, apparently left over from a class I did on Z-fold cards.  No problem there.

After deciding to use these beautiful roses from Penny Black's "Petal Power" and stamping them on white cs, I colored them with colored pencils.  No problem there either.

Next, I stamped the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and fussy cut them. Still no problem.

Then the "fun" began:  I decided to add the pre-printed vellum as a background, coloring the back first.  Then I added a clear liquid glue on each side and mounted it to the front panel.  That's when the problem started--the vellum curled away from the paper!  I kept pressing it back down until it dried and finally adhered to the cardstock; but then, the cardstock began to curl too!  Unbelievable!  I was beginning to feel like I had entered the Twilight Zone as an I Love Lucy routine!  The paper just kept getting more warped.

Finally, I added another piece of cardstock on the back of the panel, using double-stick Scotch tape, to give it more support.  By then, a couple of hours had passed and it was time for bed.  I stood the card up and turned out the lights, hoping for the best.  The next morning, it was better, though still a little warped.

If you'd like to receive this card for yourself, just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it) on August 1st.  Hopefully, it will flatten out in the mail!


Bonnie said...

LOL, sometimes these things happen! The photo doesn't show the curl. It looks pretty to me!

Jeanne said...

I think your card is great! Love the colors on the flowers.

Kim S said...

Adhering vellum - the curse of a cardmaker's life!! I read somewhere that if things curl, you should lightly spritz the reverse side with water and then lay it flat with something on top. It might work - but the problem that I usually have is that I have dimensional stuff on the front so I can't lay it flat!!

Even with your problems, I do like your use of the patterned paper - it really is a great backdrop to the bright flowers.