Monday, March 23, 2015

Creativity booster


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

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a great card! What a good way to incorporate techniques from different days of class.

  2. I love the second one, with the hidden letters. Clever to combine two lessons in one card!

  3. What a lovely project. thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time, we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT