Hi Everyone! I’m still getting setup in my new house and I’ve been struggling to find my crafty mojo with so much happening in my life these days. I finally forced myself to sit down and create a card, start to finish, to try to get my mojo flowing.
When I struggle with crafty inspiration, I usually try one of two things: consult some card sketches, or create a card from start to finish. I find that just getting started is often the hardest part, so these tricks really seem to help me. If you’re looking for sketches you can try these two that I really love: My Favorite Things Blueprints Sketches, and CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog.
I’ll be back again soon with more videos and tutorials. In the meantime, thank you so much for dropping by.
Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. I’m in the middle of a big move so I’m still getting settled into my new house. I will be back again soon with lots more card making how-to videos. In the meantime, thank you so much for all your support!
Hi friends! I hope spring has sprung where you live, because where I live, right on Georgian Bay, most of our snow has melted and we had quite a few days above zero this week. It’s hard not to have a huge smile on my face while the sun is shinning and I’m out with my pups, Zip and Zoë (a.k.a. Zed²).
For today’s card share, I created a simple one-layer card. I’ve been dying to use my new Tree Ring Background stamp from Concord and 9th, so I just had to make a card that truly showcased how lovely it is.
I kept this card very simple, to let the detail of the background stamp shine. Of course I had to add little razzle dazzle, so I did that with a few Sparkling Clear sequins (the “little things”), and some clear Wink of Stella for good measure.
I’m pleased with how my card turned out. I’m a little out of practice with my Spectrum Noir markers so it felt great to pull those out again, even just for the small images. I explain in my video how I started my shading with a lighter colour before moving darker so that I wouldn’t be too heavy handed.
Before I sign off, I just want to mention that my content will be a little light for the next few weeks. I have a big move coming up, as well as an exam so my time for crafting is very limited. Thank you so so much to everyone who is sticking with me, it means the world to me that you still encourage and provide me with so much support.
Hi Friends! Spring is in the air on the Zed Squared Crafts blog today. I’m ready to move into springtime, so I created this card to get me in the mood. I used stamps and inks that I got from a recent haul from Simon Says Stamp that I just couldn’t wait to break in.