Today, I'm going to give you a true insight into my creative process. I wish I was one of those crafters who had a clear vision of a design and then just stamp, bamp thank you ma'am - a card of extraodinary loveliness appeared.
In all actuality, my card rarely turn out just how I want them.
Case in point: This card.
Originally, I though I'd make a one-layer card with a center focal design created with masking techniques.
I started by laying down a circle in the center of a square piece of paper, and then I started stamping a ring of butterflies using the little butterfly from the Gone Postal stamp set. I made a mask for one of the butterflies using a Post-It note and kept moving it as I went along.
Once I had my ring of butterflies stamped, I removed my mask. Then I decided I wanted to add some color to it... so the circle mask went back on.
I scribbled around with some Distress Crayons and blended them with my fingers. Then I sprinkled my paper with black Distress Spray Stains.
Then I removed my mask. But a funny thing happened, I missed my mask. And so... I added some pop dots and made the mask a formal part of my card.
I put a piece of black and white printed vellum behind the image and used the Celebrate CUTplorations die to create a focal sentiment.
Even though it's not remotely the card I'd planned on, I still really like it.
I'd love to see you created an elevated focal ring! If you do, link it up to the Spotlight Gallery and show off your stuff!