I took some of my stamping supplies with me when we went away last week - (love the way PTI stamps are so compact in their little CD cases!) and had very little mojo while we were gone. The one time I can craft completely undisturbed by the cares of life, my mojo departed - go figure!! It seems like having NO time to think is best for this sort of thing ....
Anyway, I digress. I love playing with my guidelines stamps. Numbers 1 and 2, but have a REALLY hard time turning my doodling into a card that I love.
So it suddenly dawned on me that what these stamps create is simply PATTERNED PAPER. Not a central focal image, and the paper should be treated that way. (Sorry if you all got there a few years before I did - but this was new to me ....)