Good morning friends! Today I want to give you a peek at my creative process. Everyone goes about their paper crafting projects differently and I thought it might be fun to show you what I do each time I decide to create a new card.
I’m a very visual person and for me to be at my creative best, I have to assemble all of the elements I think I might use in my design. This includes gathering my papers, card stocks, markers, stamp pads and any and all embellishments I might use. I like to have a diverse color palette to choose from, so I always pull each color, no matter how many there may be, from the sheet of designer series paper I choose to feature. This gives me the visuals I need to then help me choose the 3 or 4 colors I will work with.
After that, I get to work. I usually stamp a few different images onto a piece of card stock, or even a plain piece of white paper, just to play around with the stamps and my ink to see what grabs me. Once I’ve decided on the stamps I will use, I move on and select the card base and the coordinating papers . I lay everything out and add the stamped images that help create my design.
I try to use a variety of mediums in all of my projects and add different elements based on the particular pattern I’m using. Sounds complicated, but it really works for me and helps me create some pretty cards that are unique and enjoyed by the people I give them to.
So, here is the card I made using the new Frosted Floral Suite. I used the Blackberry Berry Bliss card stock for my card base and picked the large floral paper from the DSP paper pack. I fussy cut the large rose and arranged it on the card with the two stamped roses I stamped and colored, together with the various stamped leaves and flowers. There was quite a bit of paper piecing involved, but I think it came out nice.
Hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit about me and my creative process! Be sure to share the items you create on our Stampin’ Chicks Facebook Page! Hope to see you there! Until next time,