I am always amazed at how a card design starts off one way in my head and ends up so different as the finished product. There is no better example than today's card.
My plan was to create a standard A2 card, white base, white layer with baby images and a sentiment stamped on the base. It's a nice layout design and would work with my theme. And I really tried to create that very design.
But after I chose my sentiment, my hands went into a completely different direction.
Instead of an A2 card, I went smaller and ended up with an A1 size.
Instead of a one layer white base, I ended up with a pink base adorned with a white polka dot embossed layer.
Instead of a simple layer with just baby images, the size and shape of the image layer changed and I added an extra layer of pink.
The path from point A to point B was long and winding but it's the act of letting my hands take over for my head and going with the flow that I find enjoyable. The process of letting go of one design and letting the creative stream of consciousness have it's way is the rewarding part of creating for me.
Yes, this design is cute enough that it warrants a design for new baby boys. And I even have an adorable overalls stamp image that I plan to use. So tomorrow's creation might follow the formula a bot more carefully, but today is all about surprise and letting the creative muse guide.