Wednesday 3 January 2018

Sweet Birthday | ft. Clearly Besotted's "Sweet Treats"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

It's funny where people draw their inspiration. Not like looking at a card and seeing the things that you would change and then doing it but, where the emotional artsy side comes from. My friend draws her inspiration through doing things for other people. In the 12 years we have been paper crafting together, I don't think she has done more than a couple projects for herself. It's always cards and tags for teachers or baby albums for friends or gifts.

I'm not that like that. While I do give away or sell the vast majority of my work, my inspirations are very emotional. The strongest of which seems to be sadness. Apparently the more sad I am the better my creativity. Maybe it's the process and the focus that it requires.

Anyway, that being said I have gotten more cards designed and finished in the last few days than I have in the past couple weeks. Does that count as a win?

To begin, I cut down a piece of 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and stamped the greeting these three adorable hamsters from Clearly Besotted's "Sweet Treats" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I coloured all the images with Copic markers then added Glossy Accents by Ranger to the sprinkles on the doughnut and the cherries.

Once the panel was completely dry, I adhered it to a piece of striped pattern paper from My Mind's Eye and then mounted the whole panel to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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