Sometimes I look at a design, when I'm starting, and I feel like I'm not up to the task. That's when I realize that I'm cutting myself off from my resources, whether that's my stash, the websites that have ideas, or everyone and everything in my environment. Sometimes I just need to walk the dogs in the side field, look at the sky and the trees, and come back ready to work. This is what I have found over and over again in my life - I am nourished by a sense of connectedness, and I enjoy helping others to feel connected as well.
The current card I'm working on is a Silhouette design by Jamie Cripps called "3d thank you sentiment flower." I was attracted to it because of the flower; I love creating 3D flowers and this one seemed particularly fun. I started by cutting two versions of the base, with the second slightly smaller than the first. In the picture the larger base, which is silver card stock, almost looks like a shadow to the inner base of teal card stock. That was my goal.
I went through my scrap box to make the flower, pulling out a number of different reds from the past. To finish the card I mounted it on a flat piece of red patterned paper, cut a thin strip of the silver card stock, mounted it on the left side and added a small flair from a Studio Calico kit.
I thought about taking a silver Pilot pen and making a dotted outline around the base, using a black pen to make a dotted line along the silver strip, or using a piece of silver ribbon rather than the card stock. But I wanted this card to be simple, so i left it as is. I'll see what I think in the morning!
Papers: DCWV The Metallic Stack; Bazzill Papers, various scraps
Adhesive: Xyron, hot glue, All Night Media Pop Dots Medium
Flair: The Creative Bubble
Silhouette design: Jamie Cripps 3d Thank You Sentiment Flower