Are you afraid of white space? It makes me uncomfortable. I struggle with leaving white spaces on my cards. I like to challenge myself and push boundaries. I tackled this by making my mat on the card smaller than I normally use. It is 3 3/4 by 5 inches. Then used some powerful colors in the middle. I think the white tames them a little. This stamp was perfect for this type of layout. I love how she breaking her boundaries and pushing her way out of the center box. It is a little detail... but it makes me happy.