We’ve all heard of writer’s block. We know it’s a real thing. But have you ever heard of card-maker’s block? It’s a real thing, too. I know because I have experienced it. It happened to me yesterday. I couldn’t come up with anything. Everything I tried turned out disastrous.
I’m embarrassed to show you. However, I thought it would be fun to do a post of my mishaps. I was trying to engineer windows that would pull open to reveal a cozy indoor fireplace scene. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t figure out how to get the window on the left side to swing open. I refused to YouTube it because I was determined to figure it out for myself. (I’m stubborn that way sometimes.) I gave up. What was supposed to be a pull-out card with a fireplace scene using the Festive Fireplace Stamp Set, turned out to be a jeweled gold window winter scene. Go figure.
I trashed the swinging window idea. I was second-guessing myself the entire time I was making this card. My mind was playing tricks on me! Who has a gold window frame? Stars in the sky aren’t gold. What does the jeweled-toned piece of paper from the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper have to do with a quaint outdoorsy winter theme? How can I make a card without embellishments? What? No ribbon??
To calm myself down, I made a standard size card and added a piece of Gold 1/8″ Ribbon.
And then the mind games started all over again. No sentiment? Did I add too much “snow?” You get the idea.
I finished it all off by eating a bowl of ice cream and I felt much better. The end.
Do you ever have days like this? Please share!