Each month I try to think of two different card making skills or styles I want to explore in my lessons. So this month it is definitely going to involve stamping. The stamps are Steampunk Flowers and Steam Punk Dreams so I have lots of lovely images to play with. If I am stamping with my class I do normally stick to one set of stamps. I find Creative Expression stamps perfect for this as a lot of their stamp sets have focal images, background smaller images and greetings. This month I couldn't make up my mind so I have two to play with!
When I make a design I have to think about what I have in stock such as card, ribbons, inks, tools, etc. But more importantly that a card takes about 1 hour to make. That is the thing that my class would definitely agree that I find hardest to do! I have improved but looking at the first card I have for next month I might be about to have a blip in the timing discipline!! (Note to self this needs an easier second card to go with it!!)
I decided I wanted to make different styles of easel cards so that is where I started designing. I also wanted to use some Stampendous Glass glitter I have been lovingly storing for a while now. This is where I ended up.
|Love that glass glitter!|
One card down and a theme of easel card and girly grunge decided. As I work on the next two designs I will be waiting for inspiration to strike for my second theme.....something in red white and blue keeps popping into my thoughts.....I wonder why.