Why do I do what I do? Because I LOVE it! When I was a child, I spent hours creating with paper, scissors and glue. Then, life interfered with things deemed necessary, and less and less time was spent with creativity. I’ve experience creative spurts throughout my life, like a high school art class, Interior Design classes in college, and decorating my home. My latest “creative growth period” began 2 1/2 years ago when I joined Stampin’ Up! I think the reason it has been long-lasting is the “sharing” factor. Loving it, living it, and sharing it, go hand in hand.
The Crafting Forever stamp set personifies the heart of Stampin’ Up!
I highly recommend doing something creative every day. It’s good for the soul! You probably agree, or you wouldn’t be reading this.
My inspiration for today’s card is from this week’s Global Design Project.
The pot of brushes and pens from the Crafting Forever stamp set would be my focal point. Using the Stamparatus, I stamped it in Versamark on the center of Whisper White cardstock. Next, I inked a Bokeh Dots stamp in Crumb Cake and stamped on top of the Versamark image. After that, I sprinkled the pot of brushes and pens with Gold Powder, and used the Heat Tool to set the Gold.
The sentiment in the Crafting Forever stamp set, “Do something creative every day,” was a perfect reminder of today’s theme. I may have to give this card to myself! My Heat Tool was ready to go, so I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock, applied White Powder, and shot it with some heat. After a few seconds for cooling, I hand cut the sentiment with Paper Snips Scissors.
I chose a Crumb Cake card base with a matt of our new Granny Apple Green. It’s similar to Lemon Lime Twist, but has more green, and less yellow.
For a bit more gold, I wound Gold Metallic Thread around the left side. And, are you wondering where I found those itty bitty stars? Pictured next to the Paper Snips is the die from Candles & Confetti, which I used to get the cut-out stars from a sheet of Gold Foil.
Just so you know, my heart is filled with appreciation for each and every one of you. Without you, my sharing would be impossible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
All of the supplies for today’s project are listed below, and available in my store.