Friday, March 21, 2008
I went down to meet a friend and exchange cards at the shoppe in which I sell handmade cards/journals, etc. The friend meeting me is a food inspector, and was telling us a little about a botulism case in her area. When I got home and looked through my cards to identify which ones had sold, I found this card, and promptly thought, "My card has botulism!" I had made three of this design, and all three were warped. I've never had this happen to a card before, and am curious if anyone else knows why this happened. It's very dramatic, but was hard to see in photographs. Hopefully I took enough that you can see what I mean.
Unfortunately, I cannot be sure of the glues I used, although I am positive I used repositional craft stick glue for the vellum that is visible. But for the vellum beneath the oval layers, I am not sure. Probably a combination of double sided tape and some type of glue stick (I try to economize by using just a little tape, and do the rest with glue). As you can see, I have another vellum card that does not have this problem, though that one, being a specific event, did not spend much time in the store. Any clues?