Creative card design and all things paper


Good morning and welcome to my very first creative card design blog! I’m starting my adventures in blogging with a monthly card challenge entry ( #LFLMC ) for Love From Lizi.  This challenge was titled “Show us your stripes”.  In the monthly kit was fun “build a bust” (thank you Scott…that name sticks with me!) for creating a crafty girl (head and shoulders).  There was also a wonderful stencil for creating strips and plaids…but it was one of the sentiments in the kit that inspired the first entry.  “Perfect Just As You Are”.  So, how could I resist turning that Crafty Girl into a number of striped people carefully coifed with descriptive sentiments only.  I added a tag, carefully striped with Lizi’s lavender pull offs, and a mirrored sentiment (die from my stash)…and Voila!  Entry number one finished.

Entry number two included a sunny striped background created with the stencil and  more of the lavender pull offs, and the crafty girl was created with both of the possible hair style stamps.  I created a number of floral looking shapes and let them rise in the spirit of the sentiment “Imagine”.  But…wait…those aren’t flowers…if you look closely you’ll see that they are actually lidded reproductions of the Crafty Girl’s blue eyes.  We must all “see” creatively as we render.

The third entry is a simple plaid, created with the stencil from the kit, “Maker’s Gonna Make”.  I always have Christmas in the back of my mind…so I used my printer to print the sentiment “It’s Tarten to Look a Lot Like Christmas” on vellum.  I added a line of pine trees and tied it up with gold threaded white twine (stamp and twine from my stash).   And that’s it!  The first three entries for my first monthly card challenge.

And the rest of the cards I created from Love From Lizi’s June 2018 Kit “Maker’s Gonna Make”…

I love a good challenge!  The June 2018 “Maker’s Gonna Make” kit seemed very much to me like a scrapbooking layout kit…and that was for me a really big challenge!  I realize that everyone is at a different place on the creative path…but the pre-colored chip board, pre-printed and arranged sentiments, and sticker elements felt a bit limiting to me.  I think I resisted using them for awhile, but the more I got into the process, the more fun I had.  And I really loved the stamp set, the stencil, and bells and whistles though and look forward to my next kit delivery!