As I mentioned yesterday, occasionally a set comes along that tempts me into buying it and then fails to deliver on its promise. Well, to be honest, I fail to deliver with the set. Often, the very sets that I struggle with, in the hands of another stamper, shine beautifully.
Sigh. It's all very discouraging.
Such is the case with the set Cuckoo from Hero Arts. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but despite hours spent playing with it, I can't feel that it was money well spent.
You see, I sort of knew the outline clock would be tough for me, but I sincerely thought the block clock (snort) would be easy and fun. Plus, the sentiments work for another clock set I have from Hero that has no sentiments at all.
Yet this is my favorite card I've made with the set.
This card is fine. It's even prettier in real life, and it's definitely a LateBlossom. But oh the paper I've wasted getting here!
That block clock is a bear in my hands, and I can't wrestle it into something I like to save my life. WHY!?!?!? I don't know, but I am crying uncle. The clocks in this set are dead to me. I'll keep it for the sentiments and just enjoy what beauty OTHER stampers can create with the clocks.
Sometimes quitting is liberating. Very liberating. So here's your unofficial challenge from this post: give yourself one last try with a set that's fighting your efforts and then...give up. Let. It. Go.
And then tell the rest of us about it, so we can feel good about giving up, too.
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: SU river rock
paper: PTI white, SU river rock
accessories: half-pearl, threading water punch, dimensionals
size: 4.25" x 5.5"