To I wanted to share one of my all-time favourite cards with you. It’s one I made a little over a year ago over on Paper Crafter’s Library for one of my Creative Inspiration Collections. I love it because the look and feel is so totally me – bright vibrant colors with the bold contrast provided by the black die cut and sentiment.
Unfortunately the stamp set that the sentiment comes from (Another Thank You) is now retired – and even more unfortunately, I sold mine when I downsized my studio space. It actually wasn’t so much the fact that I downsized, but rather I was in that “purging” mindset.
At that time in my life I was pretty burnt out with the whole card making end of things after creating 50+ cards a month between Paper Crafter’s Library, blogging and online classes for about 5 years straight. At the time that I decided to go offline, I had completely lost interest, and when I hadn’t touched my card making stuff for 6 months, I figured that it must mean it was time to let it go. So, into boxes it went, and off to Kijiji.
ALL of my Stampin’ Up! stuff included – punches, dies and stamps. All I kept were my ink pads and the tools (Big Shot, trimmer, heat tool etc.). Gone.
Boy am I sorry for being so hasty! Little did I know that another 6 months later, and I would be back to making cards.
You know, as much as I love creating my mixed media artwork – it’s not fast. In fact each piece is pretty time-consuming.
Card design on the other hand, has always come quickly and easily for me. It’s relaxing, I never over-think my designs, and in less than an hour I will have several cards created. Because I have to squeeze my creative time around my family – mostly my grandpa and the kids – I often only have small blocks of time in which I can create. So it’s easier for me to create cards.
You can watch the video tutorial for this card below (please refresh the page if you don’t see it).
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