Daily Archives: June 17, 2016
The other day a fellow scrapbooker that I had recently met asked me what was my usual style in cardmaking. I thought about that and decided it was easier to talk about what my style “wasn’t” as that list was much shorter. In the end, I said my style was anything but cutesy bulbous heads on little boys and girls, and “frou frou”. Well a strange thing happened by the end of that day! Nothing so strange could happen, that would lead me to like bulbous head stamps EVER, but I did have an epiphany over “frou frou”. I was working in Scrapendipity and I just happened to sell a ton of Heartfelt Creations items. Now, Heartfelt Creations fell under my definition of “frou frou”, so I couldn’t help but be amazed by the tremendous interest in this company. I decided to take a second look and see if I could create something that I liked with their Under the Sea line. Serious mistake folks, as now I am totally smitten. I had serious anxiety cutting into the luscious two sided papers. If I used the card side, the scrapbook layout side was sacrificed and vice versa. What to do……………………what any anxiety ridden scrapbook addict would do………………….buy another pad for my stash!
Anyway, so far I have created two cards with several more ideas clawing to get out of my head. These cards took quite a bit of planning, layering and different techniques, but I think they turned out quite well.
Supplies: Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea stamps, dies and 12 X 12 collection pad, Pico Embellisher, Martha Stewart confetti, Zing and Recollections embossing powder, Stickles, Spellbinders die, Flowersoft dome, Copic Markers, Craft Medley seed beads and sequins, Papertrey Ink rainstones, Recollections and Creative Scrapbooker 120 lb cardstock and Scor tape