I am SO very excited about this month's Creative Chat! I can't wait to see what everyone's process is. Here is a look into mine!
I would say about 85% of the time I start out with a sketch. In this case, I've used my sweet friend Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC151. I always print out sketches and when I am done, I keep them in a binder so if I am ever stuck for inspiration, I can pull open my binder and find a layout I want to use. At this point, I have quite a few binders full of sketches.
Once I choose a layout, I then decide what I want to stamp with. I am ALWAYS in the mood to use a Pure Innocence set from My Favorite Things, and this sweet Pure Innocence Believe in Magic was calling my name. Once I choose the stamp I want to use, I then pick out papers. I thought that this paper collection, Hazel from Stella & Rose (My Minds Eye) worked well with this sweet fairy. (You'll note that my MFT stamps look different than yours as I work with designer samples...I label mine since I have OCD...lol).
Next, I choose the patterns that I want to use and just lay them out. This way, I usually play around a bit and change certain patterns. I also decide on what Die-Namics I want to use for the shaped elements on my card. Here I've used the Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-Namics (the smaller of the two) for the circle element along with some Circle Nestabilities. I also used the smallest banner die from the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics as I knew I wanted to use that for my sentiment. At this point, I generally lay out the inside as well so that I can put all my papers away and focus on stamping/coloring.
Now that I have my papers and elements laid out, I stamp my image and sentiment panels. I colored this cutie with Copic Markers, added crystal glitter to her outfit and wings, and then "fussy cut" her out. You can see here that I've also stamped the inside of my card.
Next, I see what I feel like adding to my card for some extra "oomph". Sometimes I add flowers created with Die-Namics, sometimes I add stitching...today I went with some bling since I am going through my "Bling Period" now (grin).
Finally, I glue all my layers together and pop pretty much every panel up with Jody Boosters. I like ALOT of dimension on my cards, so I go through alot of Jody Boosters. I also popped up this little cutie with Jody Boosters and added some more bling to both her wand and to one of the panels.
Here is a closeup of this little cutie with her shimmery fairy outfit. I love her!
Here is the finished inside. I also pop up the layers on the inside too...perhaps that is why my cards are so thick (lol!). I stamped this little fairy again, this time in Pretty In Pink ink, added another sentiment from Pure Innocence Believe in Magic, "Wishing You A Fairy Good Day" and then added some bling to her wand and underneath the sentiment.
Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card today:
Thanks SO much for stopping by!!
Stamps: Pure Innocence Believe In Magic from My Favorite Things
Paper: Bubblegum (MFT), Smokey Shadow (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Hazel/Stella & Rose (My Minds Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Pretty In Pink (SU!)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Crystal Glitter, Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-Namics, First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, Bling, Bling Circle, Circle Nestabilities, 1/4 Circle Punch and Jody Boosters