welcome to a fresh new week here at StampinByHannah. I have to admit things are insane around here at the moment, I am struggling to get back into the swing of life after the Wedding and Honeymoon – 2 weeks away from home is too long I think 😦 and so I am a little behind with my usual blog admin. I did however take a personal day last Friday, moved my craftroom to the sofa and make a stack of projects whilst catching up on the last few weeks of The Great British Bake off! Although, it did leave me wanting cake!
I shared a sneaky peak of this card last week, totally outside of my usual style and comfort zone, however, that is my crafting aim at the moment – to step outside my comfort zone, to make cards I wouldn’t usually create, to share more of my creations, and to book some parties and classes outside of my home (if you want to host, please drop me an email!)
At this point, I have a confession to make, I LOVE patterned paper! I LOVE it! I have heaps and heaps of it, and I look at it, and I stroke it, and very rarely do I actually USE it! I find using Designer Series Paper on cards a real challenge. I posted recently in a Facebook group about this, and had a mountain of great suggestions and inspiration, and this card is born of that chat. I am a simple cardmaker, I’m a stamper, and one layer cards with minimal embellishment is my thing….well not anymore!
I am totally in love with this card, and that Designer Series Paper (its called Seasons of Cheer and its on page 29 of the Autumn / Winter catalogue!) and am loving playing with layers and matts, and ribbon and punches and loads of things that I had bought but never used because I was too scared to step out of my crafty bubble.
What do you struggle with when cardmaking?
(oh, that stamp, that’s new too, and it can be found in the Hello December 2015 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! stamp set!)
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