Sometimes it’s difficult to make it happen, but I think it’s important to keep creating, every day. Even if what you’re creating isn’t your ‘usual’ creation. Just the activity of creating something seems to soothe the soul, and you can say ‘I did that’ today. I’m not always able to get to my craft table, but I can create a blog post, or write a card or letter. Every day I make dinner – that’s a creation! Some days I just make a mess. Lately I’ve felt more of a mess than anything, learning to make the earrings & pendants. Using new tools & products means a learning curve, which can be frustrating at times.
RANDOM ACTS OF CARDNESS – DAY 15
I decided to create a card for today’s ‘brush’ prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge. I pulled out an old favourite Stampin’ Up! set called Crafting Forever – appropriate, right?
Getting back to stamps and ink pads felt safe today, even though my table is a ‘creative mess’ with everything else on it!
This was a nice quick & easy card to create. Stamp the brush pot image in Memento ink onto white cardstock. Use alcohol markers to colour. The ink mess at the bottom is created using another SU! set called Gorgeous Grunge. Use the Hero Arts Infinity Dies rectangles to die cut the image, and a bright blue panel for underneath.
On a yellow cardstock layer, add more ink splatters in the bright blue ink. Stamp the sentiment in the blue ink, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Layer everything with foam tape or squares, and you’re done!
By adding the heat embossing and layers, this card is stepped up from ‘simple’ to a bit more ‘wow’.
GET CREATING – JOIN THE CHALLENGE!
To join the daily challenge with Scrap ‘N Stamp, check out their Facebook challenge page HERE. Create a project for a prompt (or as many as you want to join), and share it on the page with the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. At the end of the month, one lucky person will be randomly chosen to win a $50 Gift Card! (I’m not eligible, as I’m on the Design Team). I find challenges can be really helpful if I’m in a creative slump, or just can’t decide what to work on next. I hope you’re inspired, and join the challenge!