Tia's Tips: I get it, there are days when you're creative muse has gone out for coffee. What's a crafter to do? Create a challenge for yourself! There are lots of great Facebook groups with sketch challenges that you could get inspiration from. Pick a genre of card you haven't made in awhile or ever and get to it! It can be as simple and silly as picking a color or embellishment to work with. Most importantly, it's a state of mind. Choose creativity-don't tell yourself you're blocked or uninspired. Select those tasks (music, magazine, bubble bath) that relax and coax your muse back to the craft room.
Prickley Pear Stamps - Moon and Stars Clear Stamp and Die Set CLR274 Bundle
It's been quite awhile since I've had a little boy in my life! My son is 22! But very dear friends of ours had a baby boy last year and his first birthday is coming up and this set & sentiment were ideal for a card. The challenge...do I remember how to make a card for a little boy?
Well, I'm glad to say that I think I do! I found a scrap of vibrant star paper in my stash and went from there.
I started with an A2 sized card in Pear Pizzazz and adhered the star design paper to it. I selected a deep shade of royal blue to standout against the design paper.
Once again, I stamped with white pigment ink and colored over the lines using Prismacolor pencils.
I completed the look by going into my ancient stash of brads/eyelets and selected star brads. I attached them flat to the blue cardstock and then popped the whole panel up with foam tape.
Speaking of crafty challenges, I'd like to invite you join me and my crafty friends while we play with gelli-printing! I'll admit it's not a media I work in often, but if you like getting messy or are just curious come join the fun!