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29 January 2013

speechless


Back again and moving on to day 2 of Online Card Classes' Clean & Simple card making 2 which is looking at one layer cards. I've got two cards up on the class and there's a little video of one of them too! This is my second ever video and I was still as nervous as ever LOL.

While working with the idea for a one layer card I came across an idea by accident. I'm not sure if the card really grabs your attention on screen but I hope a recipient would find it at least a bit different! Let me show you my card and then I will explain how it came about.


I'd coloured the cute little owl from Lawn Fawn's winter owl set and placed a talk bubble die from Simon Says Stamp into place on the card front with the idea of having the bubble die cut from the front layer with the sentiment peeking through from the inside of the card. However, when I ran my card through my die cutting machine I forgot to open the card and so the die cut through both the front and back of the card. I was about to relegate it to the bin when I thought about the fact that the owl didn't look like he was saying anything - he was speechless. And you know what that idea quite tickled me!




I thought that inside the card you could write why you are speechless, for example, 'my love for you leaves me speechless'. Maybe it's my desire not to throw anything away with a critter as cute as this owl on it but the idea made me smile and so I thought I'd share it here :)

Supplies: Stamps - Lawn Fawn winter owl, Clearly Besotted Stamps paired up; Inks - Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink gathered twigs; Die - Simon Says Stamp talk bubbles s144; Ranger enamel accents; Ranger glossy accents; Copics 0, E11, E53, E57, D59, R24, R29, R39, YR15, YR16, BG000

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41 Comments:

At 29 January 2013 at 16:19 , Blogger Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, Debby!! What a clever idea to turn your "mistake" into something genius!!! I LOVE the speechless idea!!!!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 16:24 , Blogger JJ Bolton said...

Love that you went with it even though it was an oopsie! So cute!

And I loved your video and card at class today:) I think you did a wonderful job with the video (totally wouldn't have known you're new at it).

 
At 29 January 2013 at 16:32 , Blogger diana said...

Love this 'mistake'! Thanks for sharing. ;-)

 
At 29 January 2013 at 16:43 , Blogger Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Haha, I love that this happened from a mishap - it's so awesome!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 17:05 , Blogger Jocelyn said...

OMG even the great ones make mistakes!!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 17:07 , Blogger Elena said...

LOVE!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 17:13 , Blogger Laura Jane said...

FABULOUS!!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 17:13 , Blogger lenny said...

this is just great!!
Love the "open" speech bubble!!
Turning a "mistake" into something cool...that's awesome!!
Loved your video for Clean & Simple 2; I watched it this afternoon!! :)

 
At 29 January 2013 at 17:28 , Blogger Wida said...

HOLY COW this is PHENOMENAL! I am pinning this RIGHT NOW> you are crazy talented my friend!!!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 17:31 , Blogger Caryn said...

Lol - I've done that before - doh!! What a save though - great final result (I think I'd have pretended it was meant to be like that all along, tee hee).
LOVED your cards and video in the class today Debby - will be doing my homework later when the kids are all in bed!
Caryn xxx

 
At 29 January 2013 at 18:35 , Blogger Laura B. said...

Love your empty speech bubble! You did a great job on your video, too! Love how you think Debbie Doodle😉

 
At 29 January 2013 at 18:45 , Blogger Gerdine said...

What a gorgeous card! I like your idea of being speechless!!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 18:49 , Blogger БаНдИтКа said...

Amazing!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 18:56 , Blogger Barb Ghig said...

What a cute card! I love that your owl is 'speechless'...so FUN!!!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 18:58 , Blogger Barb Ghig said...

Oh, by the way...I really enjoyed your video tutorial in class today! Your card was just beautiful and very clever...Thank you!!!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 19:08 , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Love this! Great way to fix a "mistake" and thanks for a super video in class today :)

 
At 29 January 2013 at 19:42 , Blogger Kristie Goulet said...

Very clever! Lovely was to fix your "mistake"! Thanks for sharing!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 20:03 , Blogger Lisa Lara said...

That makes me giggle.................I LOVE it. I just love the die cut all the way through Debby. I loved your video today.

 
At 29 January 2013 at 20:21 , Blogger Lea L. said...

This is SO cute! I love the peekaboo conversation bubble....even if it started out as a mistake!! :)

 
At 29 January 2013 at 20:25 , Blogger Stephanie said...

So inspired I would never have admitted it was a mistake lol One layer cards are my nemesis (hope I've spelt that right lol) - they bring me out in a cold sweat - just as well I'll be signing up for this class ( but like last time I'll be doing it when class is out haha) xxx p.s I did enjoy cuddles on the sofa today, I'd be quite happy to home school the children....if I didn't have to do any teaching!!!!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 20:33 , Blogger craftyb said...

Literally a happy accident then! great idea, thanks for sharin. Totally and utterly adorable!,

 
At 29 January 2013 at 20:58 , Blogger Mandy said...

this looks great Debby, what a brilliant idea !

xx

 
At 29 January 2013 at 21:14 , Blogger Pam from Maine said...

Love the card and your idea for the inside saying. You've got to know that you will make someone smile with this one.

 
At 29 January 2013 at 21:39 , Blogger Barb said...

Brilliant! I love your card! Great save, by the way...I wouldn't want to toss this cute little owl out either.

Loved your video and lesson in CAS2 today. :)

 
At 29 January 2013 at 22:02 , Blogger Danielle Daws said...

That's so cool! Love it!

 
At 29 January 2013 at 22:21 , Blogger Angel said...

Sometimes we are most creative when trying how to fix a mistake. I love your speechless idea especially with this owl stamp with the scarf covering his mouth! So cute of you.

 
At 29 January 2013 at 22:21 , Blogger Michelle said...

Hahaha! That's awesome! I'm so glad you didn't bin this card. :-)

 
At 29 January 2013 at 22:48 , Blogger Judith said...

(-:
Really, this great idea makes me speechless

 
At 29 January 2013 at 22:51 , Blogger Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely card! I like your idea of speechless, and how you solve your happy mistake. Your card and video in the class were fantastic! TFS

 
At 29 January 2013 at 23:06 , OpenID paperella said...

I'm speechless at how brilliant this card is :)

 
At 30 January 2013 at 00:26 , Blogger Andrene said...

ROFL!!! Thanks for still sharing the card. Your owl is adorable!

 
At 30 January 2013 at 01:15 , Blogger jintyoo7 said...

Pure genius, Debby :)

 
At 30 January 2013 at 01:55 , Blogger Joyce said...

I totally get your card, and it think it is brilliant. I don't blame you for not wanting to throw away that darling owl, after you took the time to perfectly color it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment on my card--the one that was inspired by you and your fabby video. Your accent is awesome, and you didn't sound nervous at all. Great fun how you speeded everything up.

 
At 30 January 2013 at 01:57 , Blogger SugarGem said...

Loved your tutorial today I thought you fab!!! And great tips and of course fantastic cards. You are a rock star! Lenae

 
At 30 January 2013 at 02:39 , Blogger Barbara said...

Enjoyed your segment in the card class today and I think this idea is perfect to salvage a card. That owl is too cute to throw away!!!!

 
At 30 January 2013 at 03:18 , Blogger Cassie_lu said...

What a very clever card. Love how a mistake can work out so well-

 
At 30 January 2013 at 03:30 , Blogger Melinda Abrahamson said...

Such a great idea. I love that Owl and have been wanting to use him for more cards. The speech bubble is great especially when he's speechless.
So CUTE!

 
At 30 January 2013 at 03:45 , Blogger Dixie Cochran said...

Hahaha!! That's great, Debby! Your video for class today was terrific!

 
At 30 January 2013 at 12:52 , Blogger ~amy~ said...

sooooo clever!

 
At 30 January 2013 at 13:54 , Blogger Jen W. said...

Nice crafty save! Such a cool idea for a card and I'm glad you saved that gorgeously coloured owl!

 
At 1 February 2013 at 15:13 , Blogger Chitra Nair said...

This is such a pretty card..Love the owl..

 

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