Sunday, 6 February 2011

Simply Frustrating...

Hi Sassy fans, I'm back with a little Sunday inspiration! Don't the weeks fly by, seems like I was just here yesterday with the last card ;o)

Anyway, I got a little frustrated with this card because everything that could go wrong with it, did... Happy with how it turned out in the end, but not loving the little text label over the image. I actually stamped the text on the image, last thing I did, and then the acrylic block with the text stamp snagged on the flowers and, wasn't pretty, let me put it that way ;o)

For this card I used the Spread Your Wings stamp, available from Funky Kits HERE, isn't she adorable? She's always bringing home stray or wounded animals, then she feeds them up and gets them healthy again and releases them back into nature. I reckon she wants to be a vet when she grows up ;o)

I used lots of punches and dies to create this classic black and white card. What with all the mishaps I didn't dare to punch the red card with the border, that would not have gone well I think...
Materials I used:

Stamps: Simply Sassy "Spread Your Wings"; Papertrey Ink sentiment
Paper: BBP black, red; Maja Design
Kars adhesive pearls; Zva Creative pearl swirls
Martha Stewart border punch; MFT Die-namics; EK Success Retro Flower punches; chalk
E00, E51, E93, E21 (skin, cheeks)
E25 (eyes)
W1, W3, W5, W7 (hair, skirt, shoes, bird, birdcage, shading)
R27, R29 (lips, bows, top)

That's it from me this week, hope you've been inspired to get out your Simply Sassy stamps and get crafty! Tomorrow the fabulous Tracy will be here to start the week with some more sassiness (is that a word?) Have a nice Sunday!



  1. WOW..really beautiful your papers and the black/red look..
    Debs x

  2. This is gorgeous Erica....I like the little text label!


  3. WOW such a striking card Erica, luv it!! I know exactly what you mean when you sometimes have those mishaps, it's really frustrating hehe!! Like you said at least the end result turned out well Hun! Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  4. Lovely card, the "error" works very well!!! I love your bold colours :)

  5. gorgeous card, the bp's flowers and pearls really set it off!

  6. Love the card Erica, must say that the "mistake" works quite well !!

    Hugs, sandiblu xx

  7. Well after all that I think it turned out just perfect! you cant tell at all what happened (only you can) Its terrific!

  8. Gorgeous work. I think boo boo's are sent to try us, and when we succeed in covering them up, and making a card as good as this then it was all worth while.FABULOUS
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. gorgeous card, I still haven't managed to ink her up....maybe next week x

  10. Great colours. I like the text label too, it looks well balanced with the flowers.

    ** Kate **

  11. wow this is stunning erica.i love the striking colours and fab details :D

    xx coops xx

  12. I know what you mean - you just want to get finished. Love the classic colours with the splash of red plus the lovely pearl embellishing.
    Paula (PEP)

  13. PS - I think Sassiness is a word.

  14. Well whatever your excuse is for a fabulous card! LMBO!! It's fabulous!! Mistakes are just an opportunity for embellishing as my mom says. It turned out gorgeous!!

  15. Gorgeous colours i love this image so super sweet hugs pops x x