Today I sat down to create with a particular stamp set. I had an idea percolating away and had even stamped out a rough design. It was then that I made a fatal mistake – I turned on the computer to watch some YouTube while I created and it seemed like everyone was using the same set (a slight exaggeration, Kylie!). Instead of being inspired, I confess I became a little intimidated. It really is a silly attitude but I guess we all fall victim to comparisons from time to time. I decided to put the stamp set away and grab another one. The idea will still be there another day. It was a great move! And if you are in the same boat, I’d recommend doing exactly the same. Grab another stamp/stamp set and just create! Stop with the comparison. Don’t put that stamp away and never use it again!
Okay, so I’ve been crushing on all the new Lawn Fawn stamp sets which have recently been released. I had a little splurge and picked out a few of my favourites, including Critters in the Arctic and Winter Penguin. I *love* their critters and you know I *love* creating scenes. It’s a win win. As soon as I saw the two sets I knew I wanted to combine them and create a little winter scene so that’s what I did. (I can tell I am going to use that little iceberg a lot!) I did have a bit of drama with the embossing (reminder: make sure inked background is completely dry before applying embossing powder. lol). I thought long and hard about re-doing it but I decided that I actually liked the rough, splotchy look. To me it looked more realistic. I have to say I *love* how this card turned out. Go me! lol
Here’s the card…..
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