Yes, I think mistakes do push me to be more creative. At least in this occasion.
I learned a new trick to use dies in a recent online class. I tried it out to make a background for a card and liked it a lot. But when I put everything together to become a card.......................omg, I trimmed it a bit too small. It was originally a 4.25 x 5.5 panel, so I did have some wiggle room. No big deal, I thought. The next thing I knew, I messed up the stamping. Oops.......Now I gotta trimmed it even smaller to be a square. So what you saw above was just part of the background I made, due to mistakes.
I know some people have no problem sending the not-so-satisfying ones to trash but I usually become so obsessed that I didn't want to throw it out immediately. I want to salvage as much as I could. In this occasion, I think it looks fine.
Of course, I wouldn't be able to not try out the technique again:
I've made it a landscape card this time and I think it is equally pretty. Love this technique!
I'm entering my card to the following:
Crafting from Your Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Die Cuts
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