If I come across a problem, I do a similar thing. I look at the problem, find the root of the problem and focus on the root until I come up with a solution. Let me give you an example. One day I was making cards using my Fiskar's stamp press. I had a batch of cards I needed to make, it was taking me forever and I was no longer enjoying the process.
Here is how my brain broke it down.
Q: What is the problem?
A: I am not enjoying stamping.
Q: Why am I not enjoying stamping?
A: I keep messing up and wasting cardstock.
Q: Why am I messing up and how am I wasting cardstock?
A: I am getting an incomplete stamp and when I try to restamp I can't line up and I miss, that is how I waste the cardstock.
Q: How can I line up better?
A: By having the stamp go to the same spot.
Q: How do I get the stamp in the same spot?
A: If I can keep one side of my stamp press hinged to my stamp area.
The rest is history. Since then I have been running around in circles.
So today, I am making a card using the Dizzy Circles from Close to My Heart. How was that segue into today's card?
So back to problem solving for a second. I wanted to stamp rotating my image as seen in Maureen's video. I first started by printing Cyndie's Hexagon template, This template was made to stamp on a circle. My heart was set on a square card. So I started to think about how I was going to make that happen. I need to center my square card within the template. I cut down a square to fit in the Hexagon. It was an odd measurement. I then went onto my Silhouette software and created my own template.
I took an Online Card class and Jennifer did a card that rotated a leaf stamp in rainbow color pattern. She placed her sentiment on a strip across the middle to cover the uneven pattern in the middle. With MISTI, there was no need cover the center because it was perfect. This card is a perfect example at why I smile when someone says they don't need a MISTI.
So I challenge those die hard Stamp-a-ma-jiggers and stamp pressers to make this card as quickly as a MISTIfyer. Send me a link to your video and a close up of your card center.
Thanks for stopping by and I will leave you with my card tutorial video on how to make this card.
I am also adding another fun video at the end that will have your eyes spinning in circles.