Day 25 – 30 Days Of Card Making

Well, literally nothing on this card turned out the way that it had originally been planned however as I set out on this challenge to just make things, rather than apply perfectionist principles, here it is.

Regular readers of this blog will know why I am doing this mini challenge in order to reunite my mojo with my craft space. To follow the full journey, you can find all related post in the 30 Days Of Card Making archive.

Ok, on with today’s creation.

Some inky play started off the background. It had been planned to have a very different feel, something more muted, but it turned out quite loud and blotchy.

Dye ink was then used to stamp a swirly design over the background. It had been planned to be bolder, but it didn’t turn out that way.

As a result of the above, it was decided to chop down into panels rather than use as one big piece.

The card was going to be landscape however after stamping the sentiment it didn’t really fit across the width of the card so instead this was mounted onto black cardstock and a piece of self-adhesive foam and stuck to the front of the card.

It went on wonky, after trying to remove it and reposition it, it seemed impossible to get straight so went back on even wonkier.

To balance that, a few die cuts from the off cuts of coloured/stamped cardstock were used to make some small blooms.

So, even when literally everything goes wrong, “we” can still come up with something. That’s good sign, I guess.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thanks for reading today’s progress. Hope you will join me tomorrow to see how mojo, craft space and I get on with your journey.

Much love,

J x.


15 responses to 30 Days Of Card Making 25


    Sometimes the best plans turn out even better, lovely.

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    A lovely card. And I think the sentiment is very apt for the 3 of you & that on a cloudy day you should look at this card :~) Only a few days till the end of the challenge ~ the 3 of you can do it, Take care X

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    Hi John, you’ve heard the saying that things don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful, well this card is beautiful. I often end up with wonky on my cards, it used to bug me at the start, but now I’ve learned to accept that things often have a habit of going their own way and not to get all stressed out about it. Kath x

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    Jackie Ashdown July 26, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    I just love this card. Everything about it works. Thank you John. You make my day with all your fabulous makes. X

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    Margaret McCormack July 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Well you three you have brought a tear to my eye with your beautiful card x

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    Gorgeous card John, love the background xx Hazel

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    Jean-Marie Penny July 26, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    This card is so pretty, and the sentiment is so close to something my husband said to me the other evening, I found it quite touching. x

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    Lester Davenport July 26, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I’m glad everything went wrong. It’s BEAUTIFUL!!! I really like it!

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    This is so, so pretty, love it xx

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    I love aĺl your cards! However this one is sublime!
    Love the background, love the way you have cut it up and placed it.
    The sentiment sits perfectly.
    Thanks for inspiring us throughout this project!
    Take care! Xx

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    Wendy Thorburn July 26, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Oh John,you have really made me chuckle reading this, which is great because I was about to throw my phone/Mac/ photo storage thingy at the walls not to mention hubby! I love this card, my favourite colours too and the black really makes everything pop! And wonky works so well on it! FAB!!!!

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    I think the sentiment ‘on the wonk’ is perfect. I love this card! 💕 Clare x

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    John, you, mojo and craft space are just awesome! You are showing us all different inspirations and you have some truly great sentiments popping onto the desk; just loving this “series” every day xxx

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    Denise Sampson July 26, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    There’s a word for when happy accidents occur – serendipity. I think this card is absolutely beautiful. You’ve used my favourite colours and the black really makes them pop. I think that the slightly off kilter sentiment also works exceedingly well and helps to break up the other straight lines of the background. All in all a gorgeous card that I would be justifiably proud of and so should you “3”! X

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