Wow, did this card take a lot of work! I am not sure that I am all that happy with it, but there was definitely a point of no return when I realized how many hours had been spent already. I don’t hate it, I just don’t love it, and I wanted to love it a lot more after spending so much time working on it. Why does it work that way?
So many Christmas cards being made right now! I love it! I actually fall asleep and wake up with thoughts of what pieces are going to go together to make the next one. I think the hardest part for me is keeping up with the making all my ideas and getting them all posted, and actually, you know living (this is when I get mad at myself that going to the bathroom takes to long).
Sometimes I know a general idea of what I want to do for a challenge, and most of the cards I make are inspired by challenges (well it is a whole complex thing but we will just go with that for now), but I don’t know how I am going to pull it off until I find a sketch that works. That was the case with this card. Occasionally I can just put a card together without a sketch, but most of the time I do better with at least the idea of one to work with. read more
As soon as I saw the inspiration board I knew exactly which stamp to use! Again it is one of my favorites! It is one that I have always felt bad that I don’t think that I have used nearly enough, so that is an extra good thing as well. read more
Even when I try so very hard not to use the same stamp set on a challenge! At least it wasn’t the main image this time. It was accidental even, I was making this a congratulations card and the stamp at hand just happened to be in the set I was trying so hard to stay away from using. Isn’t that just the way it works? read more
When does a stamp hit a point of over use? I feel like I keep using this stamp because I love it so much, but I have only used it three times. Then I think about when I started out and some stamps got used so much I hardly ever use them now. There are other stamps that get neglected simply because I love another stamp a bit more, and yet I always want something new. read more