Here’s a creative way to use your DSP Stacks to go further without waste. Also to do multiple cards at once making best use of your time and supplies.
Earlier in the week I posted about a technique called Paper Piecing which featured a video tutorial, this is one of the cards I sampled show casing the gorgeous Succulent garden Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalogue.
Colour is such a motivator and can really set a occasion. A room paint blue feels cool and tranquil and as for a room painted in neutral tones can feel organic and rustic. It’s not a coincidence that Coca Cola packaging is in Red giving the feeling of fun, energy and is eye catching.
Selecting the colour of your card front is equally as important to set the mood. Traditionally Christmas cards are created with primary tones such as Red and Green. Metallic colours are often used for a sense of glamour where as White for it’s clean and crisp appearance.
You will find the card samples I have made using Stampin’ Up!s Vintage Leaves stamp set great examples of this. I stayed with a similar layout to make the comparison much more obvious.
Have you ever stared at a stamp set blankly waiting for an idea to jump into your head but there’s nothing, not a hint of an idea? We all have it at times, doubting our selves, doubting our creativity. What’s the answer?
Here are 5 ideas that have worked for me. Just one of these ideas may work for you or maybe a combinations of two or more.
Card Class- You Make My Heart Smile. A Simple but elegant card to make.
Things seem to be ramping up to Christmas quite nicely. We have our tree up and house decorated. Not sure if we are bothering with lights in the garden this year? It always seems to be a last minute thing for us and we say that we’ll be more prepared for the next…yeah right!! Here on King Island… Continue reading Thinking Of You At Christmas…Again!
I like working with metallic colours and wanted a simple layout that would shine (excuse the pun) and make the ornament the focal point. I hate wasting paper and will do what ever I can to stretch my stash as far as I can so I have included a little tip for you. The… Continue reading Card Class – Thinking of You at Christmas