As I’ve said before, I struggle with cards. Oh, I’m getting better and someday (after Camp Scrap has ended) we’ll dive into how I did that. One way I did that was to embrace the very simple design:
I love how this came out – my ants and my “summer” stamped all happy… the little dotted lines and the grass-like lines. Love it – and while my instinct is to junk it up more, I know I am better off just stopping here, letting it be.
But what happens when super simple isn’t satisfying? Or what if I don’t want to make a card at all? What if I want to play with my stamps and just experiment and test stuff out? Well friends, that is your challenge today. Try your hand at getting some stamps out and grab some scraps of paper, plain white paper, or just some PLAY paper and act like a kid.
Stamp like my kids stamp.
Mix things up, layer, test things out, break in new stamps… all with no pressure or expectation of doing great things or finished projects.
To show you I really mean it, I’ve filmed myself doing this just yesterday. Please note – this is just me playing with stamps in my studio, unedited, mistakes left in. Things like me calling a whale an elephant or watercolor paper waterstock. Oh yes… no editing just play and rambling. If you wanna see (I do cover some techniques!) Here is a raw 30 minutes worth of my creative randomness:
[link to youtube]
Hooray for creative play. Looking for the stamps I used today? You can buy direct from www.lawnfawn.com, or they are available at your favorite stamp store locally or on-line. [Simon Says Stamp has a great selection!]
Today’s post is sponsored by Lawn Fawn!
If you’re looking for adorable stamps, cute papers, and a really sweet company – be sure to check them out! You’ll see some more finished projects with my stamp sets here on my blog in the upcoming weeks too. Here are links to where you can find them: