I also got out a stamp that I have had for some time, the 'Weathered' background stamp (BGS) from SU. BGS's are great for filling a plain gap or just adding a bit of interest at the back of another stamp. A lot of thought (perhaps too much) went into the layout of this card. The thing that happens when you think too much....boo-boos happen!! On the upside.....fm blunders...other creative opportunities happen.
I punched out the 1 1/4 squares and then laid them under the BGS to get the design going. I then got out my trusty SAMJ and stamped the fleur-de-lis. In my haste....I accidently stamped the image going 2 ways.....one BGS vertical...and then horizontal. One thing led to another...and these are the results.
If you look closely the BGS runs horizontally on one card and vertically on the other. Same card...but slightly different feel. The other glitch was the Choc chip larger square. It got lost on the upper part of the card.....solution...co-ordinate another colour (in this case Old Olive) and split the difference in the middle. Here it is up close
I finished it off by repeating the direction of the BGS on the top half of the card and dragging out my much neglected rub-ons. There you go.......from the procrastinations of a stuff up....came another....and if I do say so myself...not so bad 2nd card. So don't sweat the stuff ups....breathe...take a look and see what comes up!!
Card: (SU) Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whicper White.
Paper: (SU) Windsor Knot DSP
Stamps: (SU) Carte Postale, Weathered Background Stamp
Inks: (SU) Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss
Punches: (SU) 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Square Punch.
Other: Rub-ons (from I can't recall where)