That’s one way of saying this card is the result of playing around with an idea. It’s not quite what I want, but the “vision,” I believe, has promise. Here’s the story: I’ve been eying this stamp from Hero Arts. While I seriously love it, I been on a penny-pinching kick, trying to replenish the savings (rocking chair funds), which were dipped into last year. So, I’ve been trying to “make do.” No sympathy is necessary. It’s not like I don’t have plenty of “stuff.” I barely fit into my corner. LOL.
Anyhoo, in my post Saturday, I told you how much I love the text backgrounds we’re seeing everywhere and how I saw the potential for such in CTMH’s State of Mind set.
For my prototype, I stamped the butterfly three times on Bamboo cardstock, masked the image with a mask cut from a Post-It note, and then stamped by text image. Had I not been so darned excited about my idea, I might have stamped the text image straight. Sigh … I distressed the edges with a sponge dauber and took a few swipes at it, too, with my Bamboo ink pad. I used my Edge Distressor as well with thoughts it might compensate for my crooked text. My efforts may well have had the opposite effect. Sigh…
I’m going to fool around some more with this concept. Play with the placement of the butterflies, ink colors, layout, etc. And, stamp straight! There’s potential here. I just need to go back to the workbench. Oh, and can you tell from the use of the words “concept,” “prototype,” and “workbench,” my job involves design engineers? Ugh… Work junk is becoming ingrained in my psyche. LOL.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Bamboo, and Black cardstock; Black and Bamboo ink pads; Sunflower and Autumn Terracotta markers; State of Mind, Butterfly Kiss, and Solo “Y” stamp sets; Black grosgrain ribbon; Pewter Designer Brads; Sponge dauber; Edge Distressor tool.
Yea, and I trashed my workbench, too, which means I better go clean it up. My day was OK … for a Monday. I hope yours was at least that good if not better. Up at 5 am this morning, I’ll be turning in early tonight and wearing my flannel jammies, too. Mother Nature has decided we need another cold snap with the thermometers dipping below 0 again. As one of my favorite little people would most adamantly say, “She’s not my friend.”
But you are, and I appreciate your stopping by and listening to (er … reading) my ramblings. Enjoy the evening!