Where do you find inspiration for your stamping projects?
There are so many places to get ideas it can be mind boggling! From Pinterest and YouTube to blogs like this one, we sometimes forget that inspiration is all around us. I am always looking at my surroundings and wondering how I can use what I see in my stamping projects.
Driving in the early evening, take a look at the sunset you can almost visualize how it would make a stunning background or how beautiful the colors go together. Next time you are in a fabric store be sure to look at all the different color combinations, you might see some you never would have thought of. Another great source for colors are home improvement TV shows. I love watching makeover shows (I adore Chip & Joanna!) sometimes the color combinations sound crazy but when the room comes together it all fits.
At work I received a holiday card catalog that business firms use to send personalized cards out to their clients at the holidays. I was about to toss it when I decided to take a peek. It is chock full of awesome ideas that I can apply to my cards.
Sometime inspiration comes from things we never thought of. I was wearing my paisley top the other day when I was shooting the a video featuring the new Paisleys & Posies set from the new catalog for a post this week and I had an aha moment. The pattern and colors in my shirt would make an awesome background for a card. And so that is how today’s share was born!
I stamped the paisley stamp using Basic Black Archival and colored it in with Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray markers.
The next time you are having “stamper’s block” just take a moment to look around and just observe. You never know where the next great idea might come from!
Have an awesome Wednesday!! Make sure you check back tomorrow when the 2016 Holiday Catalog will be unveiled!!