I thought I'd drop in and let you all know where I've been lately.
I am in search of my mojo. I lost it sometime around Christmas 2017 and I have been struggling to get back into card making. I walk by my craft room everyday and just look and dream about all the wonderful goodies I have and want so desperately to play with. But every time I put my butt in the chair and get all set up, I just sit there and stare at the paper or stamp set that's on my desk.
I have to say that it is frustrating and scary to just go blank. I do sometimes force myself to place with some ink and do a background in hopes of it jogging my creative juices but again, I just sit there staring at it.
I have still been creative though. When I was younger, my mom taught me how to knit and crochet, so that's what I've been doing to keep my hands happy. If I can and you want me to, I can share what I'm working here on my blog. I know this is all cards so I wasn't sure if you'd like something a bit different.
So that's it for why I've been MIA. I know I'll be back, but for now I'm just taking it one day at a time and spending time with my family.
Thank you for sticking around and being patient with me as I try and figure things out.
I am super excited to be joining amazing talented design team member Kimberly (you can see her post here) for a fun collaboration. Two designers, one stamp set.
We chose the Shenanigans stamp set, which has the best sayings. We chose to do rainbow colours with sequins and I was having so much fun that I made three cards.
So for my first card added a bit of Spun Sugar to the background and then stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onix Black ink.
I used a background die that cut out vertical strips and I used the negative pieces to make the candle sticks. I then did some ink blending with a combination of Distress Oxide and regular Distress ink to create the rainbow and then did some water splatters for texture. I used a leaf die to create the fire on top and ink blended those as well with distress ink. I popped them up with foam tape and added the sequins. I always have the hardest time adding those. You'd think I was performing surgery. LoL!!!
For my second, there were leftovers from the candles and they were just too pretty to through out so I added them to a black background. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then again, did surgery with the sequins.
And for my last card, I had this background sitting on my desk and thought that a more masculine card would work so I stamped the sentiment with Versafine ink and heat embossed it with a black sparkly powder from Ranger. Just because it's a masculine card doesn't mean it can't have a little sparkle so I added a few silver and black gems.
I can't thank Kim enough for thinking of me for this collaboration and to Michelle for being fabulous!