I love working with stamps to create cards – but sometimes a little planning really goes a long way! Today I’m playing with a stamp set that is just so simple & lovely… can I plan an equally simple & lovely card?
I am loving this dream princess set from Sweet Stamp Shop. Reminds me of Mulan which got me thinking about how to best create a card. In my video I talk you through the process – including my “hidden” stamping to help me keep track of my color use. Here is my YouTube tutorial– I hope you enjoy!
In the beginning of the video I mention that I struggle with “less”. I get to playing and man I just want to keep going! There are a number of ways to control – including coloring on wet paper as you saw me do in the video. Other ideas?
- go wild all over your paper – then die cut or punch that paper out to use as an accent on something else
- create a mask or stencil (square, oval, etc) and only work inside (or outside) that area
- plan on the “go wild” area of play to be mounted on solid cardstock framing or otherwise giving some unembellished space
- experiment with a design/project idea by “lifting” it from a crafter you admire
There are many ways you can “clean up” your crafting act – but only do so if you really want to! Nothing wrong with wild and crazy fun. For me, I challenge myself simply to keep things different and mixing things up and to continually test my creative limits. I really enjoy this particular stamp set – and I hope you’ve enjoyed this card!
Giveaway: On a previous post I am giving away some Sweet Stamp Shop stamps – so check that out if you haven’t already. Today I’m giving away a little “May’s fun times with cards” goodie bag. What’s inside? You’ll have to be the winner to find out but it’s gonna include some papers, stamps, sequins, glue, and more! Good luck! For your chance to win simply leave a comment on this post. Winner will be announced in the post-Camp roundup!