Every so often, I have to step back and take a hard look at my cardmaking. Over the last few months it seems that my cards are taking longer and longer to make. Part of it is just being obsessive about the "neatness" of the card (everything is straight, no glue oozing, etc.) and being obsessive about the photograph of the card. But part of it is spending way too much time thinking about new and unique ways to use products - in other words, what can I do to make it worth your time to come to my blog? It's kind of hard to change my obsessive nature, but I really can let go of my desire to be new and unique. The simple fact is that most of the products out there do the work by themselves. The stamps are amazing and the dies enhance them greatly.
Here's my first attempt. It took 10 minutes - yay!! I have had this stamp set for awhile and I've never been quite sure what to do with the heavy look of stamps. The light bulb came on today - simply color in the four squares and call it done. I love it! Of course, I couldn't resist a few sequins, and I do love the finished look of a stitched edge.
I was making this just before Christmas last week, so it could get to the birthday girl by today (fingers crossed). I loved the colors at colourQ
and knew that it didn't have to look like Christmas.
The present is colored with Copics based on the Stampin' Up Copic Marker Match Chart on the sidebar of my blog.