When your awesome creative vision doesn’t match your card

I was playing this weekend with The Ton Stamp February Challenge which is Love. My only problem was that I didn’t have any “love” stamps from The Ton except for this tiny “Love You” stamp which was part of the Flutter Mini Set.


Did I say that it was tiny? Its really tiny but then I like tiny things and I had a awesome way to use this tiny sentiment. My creative vision included creating a stencil (using my Silhouette) out the word “Love” and then stamp the small “Love You” inside the bigger word.

So far it was going well. But then it all went really wrong and nothing I could do made it better.

I added the stamp sentiment and butterfly in the place of the “O” but it looked too plain. So then I mirror imaged the butterfly and added that, but didn’t like the swirled stencil background. So then I clear embossed the letters to help make the “Love” stand out and made the background darker so it wasn’t too busy. The card was still missing something, so added more texture using a small dot stamp and some “Love You” washi tape. This is what I ended up with and it wasn’t too pretty. It definitely wasn’t the cool creation I planned in my head.

So I scrapped the idea and instead came up with this.


I still used the small “Love You” sentiment but instead chose to use the Floral Border and cut a section out after I heat embossed it in white. I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush to watercolor the flowers and give it a softer look so that the  Love You panel (blended with Salty Ocean Distress Ink) still stood out.

Not quiet the “ultra” creative vision that I had in my head, but I guess sometimes its good to know when to just start over.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.


Supplies Used:

Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Distressed Ink Salty Ocean


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