I know Mother's Day is coming up right quick - but I needed to get a couple more cards done!
I wanted to have them done and posted earlier but I was starting to feel burnt-out in the creative department and the more I force it the worse it gets. I'll find myself just sitting at my desk with brain freeze and not able to come up with a single decent idea.
That's when I know it time to step away for a bit (in my case I basically took a weekend "off" from doing any stamping - not to say that I didn't *try* to - but it just wasn't working for me) and then come back with a fresh perspective and some new ideas brewing.
It doesn't help that my OCD causes "issues" - I don't technically "have" OCD (as in it's not doctor-diagnosed or anything) but it's there. I have a REALLY hard time jumping to a new project before another one is finished. And having more than one card/project on the go at a time almost never happens.
It just bugs me ;)
So even tho I may have a million ideas brewing for new cards/videos/techniques/etc it's pretty darn difficult to find the TIME to execute them and not drive myself batty jumping from one thing to another and back again!
SO - all that said I *need* to finish off this Mother's Day series before I can get on with the next one (Father's Day!).
And I am going to try reallyreallyREALLY hard to start up some "on-going series" - Birthday, Thank You, Sympathy, Baby etc etc. Since those are needed at any time and aren't for a specific occasion.
We'll see what happens ;)
Anywho - back to the Mother's Day cards. If you missed any of the previous ones you can check them out here:
Today's card is another sentiment-only type of card. I also used some flower and leaf dies to make my own embellishments b/c not everyone has a nearly unlimited lifetime supply of Prima flowers like this crazy person *grin*. You can totally make your own with a flower-shaped die/punch some cardstock and a little bit of spongng (the sponging is what really makes it look good!).
To see how I made this card check out the following video:
To watch directly on YouTube click HERE <-----click!
Satin Ribbon (Michaels)