One tool that revolutionized my stamping journey was the Stamp-a-ma-jig (very easy to use stamp positioner), but yesterday, when stamping BV-21 Philippians 4:4 on a pre-sized panel, I must have unknowingly bumped my jig, and instead of being centered, the verse ended up at the bottom of the panel with excess space along the top.
Since the jig is so reliable, I just sat there in total disbelief for several seconds... Once reality set in, of course, I had to get up and size a new panel, but the boo boo image was too good to throw away, and so, this card:
I trimmed off the excess space, and teamed the 'Rejoice always' verse with the collage image from DK-19 Joy Boy.
Joy Boy's 'happy wings' were colored using watercolor pencils followed by Spica markers (in real life the wings shimmer nicely). Next came the black strip of cardstock, the scrap of ribbon, and the punched flower embellishments (made with PBS2 & PBMD2 and Bitty Buttons). As it turned out, my creative detour was also a really fun fix.
By the way, everybody always asks me how I get such black images with solid-type stamps... The answer is to use a well-inked Brilliance Graphite Black pad, and heat-set the image. More silhouette stamping tips can be found in this old post. Note: I do NOT use Brilliance as my all-purpose black pad (Versafine and Memento take that honor), but for solid, silhouette type images, there is NOTHING better.
Heeding the cards reminder, and rejoicing to have had the chance to stamp, rejoicing to see and feel the sun after so many rainy days, rejoicing to have gotten to the local farmer's market, and rejoicing to know God is at work in my life every day!