If you feel like you’ve seen this card before from me, you have! I made this card and wrote about it here on January 27th:
That original card was one of my first attempts at colouring a digital stamp, and well before I had tried photocopying my images so the ink wouldn’t run. I tried to turn the smudges in to eyeshadow, but it wasn’t enough to make me happy with it, so I just pulled her off the card.
The base has sat around on my desk since them, while I tried to decide what to do with it. I had ordered Tilda and bike on my last Stamp Shoppe order, and suddenly remembered this sentiment from a Local King stamp set. I thought it’d be great to put all 3 of these things together – the card has flowers all over it, Tilda has a bunch of flowers, it’s perfect! I think the sentiment shows love, even though it doesn’t literally have the word ‘love’ in it, so I’m submitting this to the Just Magnolia ‘Love’ challenge.
“If happy thoughts were flowers – I would send you a bouquet.”
Re-using this base got me thinking about my two favourite hobbies – knitting and paper crafting, and how we crafters go about stuff.
As a knitter, if I knit a sweater (or sock, or mitten, or anything) I didn’t like, I would probably pull the whole thing apart to reuse the yarn. It might take me a while to get up the courage to do it, but it is always a definite possibility in the back of my mind while knitting.
As I’ve been a knitter and hanging out with knitters online much longer than I have with papercrafting, I don’t know what stampers do in such situations. Just about every stamping blog I read (you can see my feed list here) has daily posts of perfectly lovely cards. Does anyone ever feel unhappy with their cards? Do they ever say ‘screw this one!’ and salvage what papers and embellishments they can?
I feel like with knitters you get way more of the ‘behind the scenes’ of the project. Then again, knitting a sweater can take months, and cards can be anywhere upwards of 5 minutes – but I think that’s a whole other set of musings about crafts.