Anyone who has been to my blog before knows that I HATE making cards - it just is not something that comes natural to me. I stress and fuss and end up hating what ever I create. I took on a card challenge to push myself, and was still feeling frustrated! I figured this is nuts I don't have this much trouble when it comes to layouts..What can I do to make this move more smoothly.
So I did things a little differently, it was time to actually plan my card this time. This is total forgein to me, usually I decide on a layout and just start creating, and making decisions on the fly. Not this time!
What I did was go through all my stamps and pulled out the ones I truly loved to use. I then took my wishes book, some markers and a notebook upstairs to watch some T.V. As I sat there I picked cards out of the wishes book that would best work for me, then I started looking at the stamps that I had pulled. When I was happy I started sketching and coloring in - I did not use really colors just different colors so I would know what was different B&T etc. When I had four or five sketches completed I went downstairs and started to create.
Here is the first card I came up with from one of those sketches would love to know what you think!
Pattern comes from Wishes page 78
I used Lagoon and Sky CS and Inks
I used CTMH waterpen
Sweet leaf ribbon
and opaques Licorice
And used my Cuttle Bug to emboss the background