Sunday, 25 January 2015
Here is a card I made recently for a birthday celebration this week. It's an Artful Stamper image, stamped and embossed in gold. There is a bit Art Institute Glitter in the embossing powder, which gives it an extra twinkle. Not too much, but just enough. The butterflies are coloured with Tombows and blended with a paintbrush. I've accented with Stickles (speaking of - there are new colours coming out! so exciting!). The image is matted on brushed gold (should have used my perfect layers tool - doh!) and elegant eggplant. The blue accent strip is one that was lying on my desk, waiting for this card to be created. The card base is a 5 1/2" square in cherry cobbler. The accent dots are Stream Adirondack liquid pearls. I've placed the leaf so that it will be guaranteed to fold in a card (doh!) or require an enormously oversized card. These are things that could be avoided with some advance planning, but I don't stamp that way. I normally just pick a stamp, and start there, building the card as I go. I tend not to have a final "vision" in mind. How about you? How do you approach designing your cards?
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