Hello! As a crafter, I am used to making mistakes and trying to turn things into “happy accidents” as the late, great Bob Ross would say. Occasionally though, there’s not a whole lot that can be done. I had a major goof on my latest FB Live for Stamp Anniething. I was totally embarrassed, and I still am, a bit. I was making a really cool sublimated zipper pouch using Stamp Anniething stencils and Artesprix Ink Refills. It was all going great, but I also wanted to personalize my pouch with my name using Annie’s Alphabet dies. Well, I put the die cuts on my stamping block incorrectly, and I didn’t realize it until I looked at my “finished” pouch. Major. Oops. It’s tough to remember the right way to position the letters while watching the comments from the viewers and answer questions all at once. Plus, my trusty sidekick Rhiannon wasn’t hanging out with me, and she always catches my mistakes. I was totally embarrassed, even though the pouch looked rad otherwise. But, I wanted you to see how good it would look if I did my name the correct way, so I remade my art and re-stamped my name correctly this time, thanks to Rhiannon helping me.
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It’s pretty cool, right? In the photo above, you can see the proper positioning of the letters. The name/word/phrase needs to be facing you as you look at what would be the side that gets the ink. It’s counterintuitive, which is why I messed up during the Live, even though I have done this before.
I won’t go into all the details about how to make the pouch, because you can catch the replay HERE, and check out my post from yesterday HERE, which is a full step-out tutorial using the same techniques (minus the name part). The stencils I used from Stamp Anniething are Medieval Chainmail, Art Deco Peaks, Basketweave, and Diamond Flower in combination with the rectangular Gel Press Petite. I used Artesprix’s Ink Refills in Blue, Purple, and Green, plus the Purple Ink Pad for the letters. The Blank I used was the Zipper Pouch, which comes in a 3 Pack.
The moral of the story is that we all make mistakes….even the most experienced crafters. And it’s ok. One of the viewers during the FB Live suggested I put a patch over the backwards name, and I think that’s the perfect solution. Because it is a pretty cool pouch otherwise. If you’d like to try sublimation with Artesprix, use my code ALISON10 to save 10% off of your purchase. Be sure to check out the replay and my post from yesterday. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!