Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Kick Start Day 1 Homework
Yes, my friends, I'm taking another online card class. This time it's called Kick Start, and we're getting tons of ideas about how other stampers organize their ideas and translate them to a card. So far I've managed to create work for myself, but it's all good! In the end, I should be better organized and hopefully have some go-to ideas for when I'm in a creative slump.
That said, I was inspired by one of Jennifer's cards in Monday's class to make a faux chipboard shape by just stacking up layers of card stock that you've die-cut. I've done this before, but apparently I forgot I knew it. That reminds me of a class I was teaching, where I asked The Ladies if they'd be insulted if I presented a technique they already knew. One of them replied, "Oh, you go right ahead. I'll bet I forgot I knew it and it will all seem new again." I love that. So, yeah, that's what happened here: it was new again!
Here's my card, then I'll explain:
There are two really sad things to note here. (1) I didn't pick something easy like a heart to cut multiples. Nope, I chose tiny letters. (2) I think I own Thickers in this color.
ANYway, I liked the look, and I even used two words from my Paper Smooches set that I normally would not have used ("You are" and "SO" - okay, that's three words, but two stamps. Work with me here ...), and I used one of the larger hearts in my Nestabilities sets I normally would not have used, so there's that. AND, I used a few inches of Washi tape.
In other news, in case I forgot to mention it here (sorry if I have), I'm hostessing a challenge for this weekend's Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) over on Splitcoast, and I'm up first -- 5:00 pm Friday. No pressure. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! Come play!
Also, I just signed on as a hostess for one day of the Hope You Can Cling To (HYCCT) month-long challenge extravaganza, also at SCS. I'm on the 28th, but plan to play along all month.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a few cards to make. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Chit Chat (Paper Smooches)
Paper: Bazzill Avalanche, SU Melon Mambo, vanilla remnant
Ink: Memento black
Other: Nestabilities Classic Hearts, Corner Chomper, Washi tape, Memory Box Parker Lower Alphabet