So this past week I have had a huge kick in the butt mojo spree in making cards. I went three days where I just couldn't stop. But I can't make layouts for the life of me. Have you gone through that before? And it was like everything was working. I had the right product and papers. I even used some sketches and the cards just oozed out. I love it when that happens!
Supplies: Paper: Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Flower: Prima Marketing, Pearls: EK Success, Tool: Electronic Cutter: Silhouette SD
I love my Silhouette. It makes my cards look pretty and much more detailed. And the great thing is it only a few seconds to load the paper and have it cut. Card Making Tip: Need to whip out a card but seriously having a hard time figuring out how to make it pretty? Use your die cut machine (if you've got one!) The Silhouette store has some beautiful, intricate card shapes that make it look like you spent hours on your cards.
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Flower: Prima Marketing, Washi Tape: Hambly Studios, Ink: Versafine, Tool: Stamp: Hero Arts
For this card I used a sketch. But I also threw in another fun technique. Do you have Washi Tape in your stash? When I first got some, I had no idea what the heck to do with it. My mind could not fathom that there was something more to do with this product besides just use it as pretty tape. But check it out! Card Making Tip: Washi Tape is the perfect size to add fun, thin, patterned strips to your cards. Simply tear it off and adhere and you're done!
What other card making tips do you have your sleeve? I'd love to hear them! And if you are feeling the itch to make some cards, why not think about contributing to our current call for Card Corner? Use alphabet of any kind that is similar to Thickers or letter stickers on your card. It's for our October issue so holiday cards are the theme! Email your submissions to me at melissa [at] scrapstreet [dot] com by August 10. Can't wait to see what you send me and, you never know, your fabulous creation could end up in the best online magazine viewed by millions around the world. :)
Happy Card Making!