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Today is a good day to play with some new stamps, don’t you think? I pulled out a really cute new set from Waffle Flower (give-away from them below – so don’t run off!) and started playing. I tried a number of things that I wasn’t happy with. But this – oh the white embossing + bright colors and watercolor splatter I just adore how it turned out and that it can be used for not only a card, but I’ll also show you a card that would work in a pocket page scrapbook. Techniques have a way of working across many project types!
My challenge to you today (should you choose to accept it): keep at it with one stamp. Here in my case it was the sentiment “today is a good day to be happy”. I didn’t love it in color or black… then I tried white embossing powder. Total win!
Here is my YouTube video tutorial where I walk though two similar projects.
Now I can see using those colors that “didn’t work” on future projects. It isn’t that they were bad ideas. They just didn’t work for the bright look I wanted. I am forever saying that sometimes my mistakes = what I learn from way more creatively. So don’t run or worry – embrace and enjoy it! I am so loving these projects – they came out even better than my original vision all because I kept on testing and trying.
This particular stamp set has so much potential for fun – one challenge to myself on this one was focusing on the little stamps and not the big (awesome) stamps. So there’s a side/secondary challenge for you. What can you do with the little often forgotten stamps in a set? The real challenge of course is usually making creative time – so I hope you find some this weekend!
Oh yes- and don’t get frustrated or quit – just play and see what happens. If nothing is working try switching gears or just play with something else. Remind yourself we can learn a lot from things that don’t work, and that those “oh this is terrible” experiments may actually be wonderful in some other way on another day. I’ve so enjoyed this first week of Camp Scrap and sharing with you – and I hope you’ve enjoyed it too!
The stamp set used in this post is by Waffle Flower, and you have the chance to win this (or ANY set you’d like!) because Waffle Flower is offering a $25 gift certificate to www.waffleflower.com! For your chance to win leave a comment on this post and I will post a winner on the July 2 round up post. Good luck! and Huge THANK YOU to Waffle Flower for this generous gift!