|Card Size 3 3/8" x 4 7/8"|
To make the heart, I stamped the Kaleidacolor inks onto a scrap of paper using a Hero Arts Shadow stamp. (If you don't have one of these old shadow stamps, any largish solid stamp will do since you're just going to punch a shape out of it anyway.) Then, using a heart border stamp from some Papertrey set whose name escapes me, I created a ground for the large, popped heart. The sentiment at the bottom comes from Keep It Simple: Valentine's Day.
The heart bling was added for interest. Not sure it's needed, really, but once you put it on, you can't take it off. Sort of like my wedding ring on those bloat-y days, if you know what I mean.
Anywho, I had a weird urge to purge...stamps, that is. For the past month, coming back from a rather long break stamping, I've felt weighted down by too many stamps. Too much choice is bad for a soul, or so I read in some recent research on happiness. I pulled out all my white stamp-storage boxes (which mostly contain wood-mounted stamps) and all my clear stamps (mostly stored in the green boxes), and went to work moving iffy or unwanted stamps into an empty box.
I filled the box and needed another one for a bit of overflow. Egads.
And it. was. easy. Sadly easy.
In the end, four white boxes were empty. It felt good. The sentiment dilemma is still there, though. Just too many of the durn things and I still end up not having what I want half the time.
First-world problems are my specialty.
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by your stash? Does having too much choice stifle your creativity? Do you purge regularly, or do you just hoard and hoard and hoard to your heart's content?
ink: Kaleidacolor berry blaze
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals, heart rhinestones