Simon Says Stamp issued a wonderful challenge this week: What are you known for?” The task was set to create something that reflects your crafting style. I had to really think about this. For days. I do a lot different types of creating, both in and out of the studio. I love to craft with paper, ink, dies, metal, stamps and odd bits and bobs. But I also like to create canvases, memory books, and altered art. Outside the studio, I love to cook and bake. I love to write. I keep a journal. I even sew (a little). But after thinking and thinking and thinking I decided that the thing I am most known for is making cards. Even though I enjoy all the other things I mentioned above, in my heart of hearts, I am a card maker. ( One of these days, I’ll write a post about why I think it is important to send cards, notes and letters to the people we care about.
It contains many elements that I include in my cardmaking. I like to mix and match papers from different companies. Here, I’ve used Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections with a paper from a My Mind’s Eye collection. I like the way they go together. This card also has lots of layering:
The image of the woman is very dimensional in real life. You can see that a little bit in this photo. Basically, you use sections of an image, layer them with foam tape and instead of having a flat, one-dimensional focal, you have a focal that really pops. I also like to add embellishments from unexpected sources:
These are glass kitchen tiles that my sister salvaged for me. I have stamped on them with Staz-On Jet Black ink and used Glossy Accents to adhere them to the card base.
I have only a little stamping on this particular card. The greeting on the front, the stamping on the tiles, and the interior greeting are the only stamped images.
I’m known for finishing the inside of my card almost as thoroughly as I do the outside. I often line the envelope as well, just to tie everything together.
So, what are you known for in your crafting? I’d love to hear from you!
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