I received a defective die set from Simon Says Stamp (the Stitched Rectangles set). and in the aqua layers of the cards below you may notice there is a spot near a corner where 2 of the stitch details did not show up. After inspecting my die I noticed the stitch details were never put on the die to start with. I have emailed Simon Says Stamp and I suspect they will take care of the error.
|Mama Elephant Basic Borders|
Avery Elle Balloons
I decided not to add the "dots" over the lowercase i's in some of my Birthday die cuts. I thought the balloon strings could substitute. I don't think it worked out too well though so if I do these again I will definitely glue the dots over the I's. I might even glue them in before giving these cards away.
I am trying to increase my skills. Right now there are still three things terribly wrong with these cards that prevent them from looking professional. The problem with the defective die (which wasn't my fault and should be easily fixed), the fact that two of the greetings had a little too much glue on them and it is sticky on the front of the card (I know there is a special eraser you can get for glue boo boos though so I will look for that), and one of the backgrounds that I put stripes on came out wonky. The stripes line up with each other but they aren't straight with the rectangular piece I stamped on. I also am not sure I am entirely happy with how well the ink stamped on the balloons. I stamped each balloon twice because I didn't get a good image but I have excellent ink, excellent card stock, and excellent quality stamps. I did notice that initially I had to stamp the Mama Elephant border stamps twice in each spot to get a good image but by the last card I made I noticed that I was putting my ink on in a very quickly repeating pressing fashion. Once I slowed down and gently and slowly pressed the ink into the stamp repeatedly it seemed to only require 1 stamping.
Here are some additional supplies I used: Perfect Match Aqua Mist card stock from Papertrey Ink, Perfect Match Black card stock from Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White card stock, Perfect Match Aqua Mist dye ink from Papertrey Ink, Buttercup Creative Color pigment ink from Mama Elephant, Plumberry Creative Color pigment ink from Mama Elephant, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Stitched Rectangles wafer dies by Simon Says Stamp, Birthday Trio Die Collection from Papertrey Ink, MISTI by My Sweet Petunia.