Have you ever been excited about a stamp purchase...waited for it to be delivered, gotten it your excited hands, and then been disappointed in your creations?
That happened recently for me with a Mum's stamp. The stamp and image are fabulous, but I was so not pleased with my watercoloring efforts. I made a slew of cards with several color combinations. I don't know why. So I decided to sell the stamp set knowing I would rarely use it. It sold in the blink of an eye likely because it was a newer stamp.
I have sold several stamps and dies over the last few years, my storage space is limited so if something comes in something must go out. I would sometimes have a bit of remorse having sold the item, but I solved that issue by stamping off or die cutting a dozen of whatever I sell. That seems to keep me quite satisfied and no more remorse.
So the point of the long story...here is a card made with the mum stamp. I am not mentioning manufacturing names, because the stamp is beautiful...its me. I had trouble showing it to its potential. I love the stamps from this particular manufacturer.
I do like the stamp simply embossed in copper on black cardstock with a CTMH rose gold foil strip and some coppery sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I also embossed a few more in white, and I am going to try the watercoloring again probably with zigs this time.
So what do you do with your highly anticipated purchases, that don't live up to your expectations?
ETA: Thanks Betty for the note...I am entering this over at Inspired by all the Little Things.
They have this beautiful chrysanthemum as inspiration.
Thanks so much for stopping by.