So, here, in all their glory, are the "opportunities." The first one was when I was getting ready to stamp the greeting and dropped the stamp on the upper right corner of the image panel. I didn't take a picture of that one, but this was the result, after I fixed it:
Since the greeting was higher than I originally intended it, there was a lot of white space below it, which called for sequins to balance it out. More embellishments, right?
When the second opportunity presented itself (accompanied by more choice words), I figured this would be a great time to show you that all is not lost if you make a mistake, so I did take a photo. Most of the those "oopsies" can be fixed! On this one, I had finished watercoloring all the poinsettias, and was getting ready to run them through Mr. Big with the largest stitched rectangle die, when I saw this:
Grumble, grumble..... I have no idea where the green smudge came from, since my hands were completely free of any green ink! Now red was another story entirely; I looked like I needed stitches, haha. Since I really wanted to get the cards mailed Tuesday, and had just EXACTLY the right number of cards, I wasn't inclined to start over! Here is the result:
And you know what? I kind of really like the added banners! Note: This stamp set (Joyful Christmas) is retired, but Reason for the Season would be a good substitute. And bonus - it's in the annual catalog along with the DSP, so you can get an early start on next year's cards!