I wanted to be a bit different...so I sketched a few alternate ideas for the focal square. But I kept on getting stuck with the scale of things - and I was trying to use scraps of my paper and my new stamps. Needless to say, I got a bit frustrated and just started to stamp. Sadly, I had a few hiccups...but I made a card. It's more on the masculine side which I intended.
I want to be honest, so I will say, I'm not totally thrilled with this card. Let me share briefly what 'hiccups' I encountered when making this card.
First, I always try to sketch - but I was stuck. I had in my mind that I wanted to use my scraps, but when I looked through my scraps, nothing was really working for me. So as you can see I ended up using plain cardstock.
Next, I tried out my new Mister Huey color from Studio Calico. It was much darker than I had anticipated. Then as I was stamping the airplane images, I was a bit lazy, so I didn't create a proper mask. I just used a scratch paper when I was stamping to mask the border of the polaroid frame. But, as you can see, I missed on area.
Then, as usual with new stamps, the first impression is usually imperfect. So I remembered to stamp first on scratch paper with the new stamps, but still, I got an imperfect impression for the sentiment, the chevron pattern, and the map stamp. It seemed that everything I stamped was just not working with me tonight! I tried to 'fix' my error on the chevron since it was bothering me, but the map stamp was not perfect so I had to stamp that again too! So my 'fix' actually introduced another problem.
For my button I like to add twine. This button was not cooperating. The twine kept on getting frayed and it wouldn't thread through the button holes! I got frustrated and just left the button plain.
And finally, the bottom of the card was too plain and it felt off balanced. So I cut off about one quarter of an inch to get this final card size - that is not standard.
So tonight I fought against some type of force that was causing me to struggle throughout the creation of this card. I don't know what's going on here, but I definitely was having an 'off' night. It happens to all of us. Just have to look forward to a better night of creating. Happy stamping, next time. =)