I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I never stick to them. This year will be different. I have made only one resolution – to spend less time thinking about making cards (and browsing the web for inspiration) and more time actually making them! This will, I hope, force me to experiment a bit more, to use more of my stash & to be prepared to take the risk that something might not work. I’m also hoping it will mean that I will be less last-minute with my card making, but maybe I’m expecting too much!
So here are this week’s experiments, and I decided to use the new Sizzix stamps my husband bought me for Christmas. The first two cards were inspired by Ali Reeve when I saw her demoing on Create & Craft a few days ago. To make the inky backgrounds I made masks from copy paper & inked through them. The butterflies were stamped & masked then coloured with a Lilac Promarker and the finished image was mounted onto dark purple cardstock.
Another inking & masking experiment. The butterfly was “watercoloured” with a Sakura Silver Stardust pen.