When I started thinking about making this next card, I had no ideas at all. And everything I came up with sounded awful. I created one that was not worthy of posting. I figured all my good ideas had run out and that was it.
When I get this kind of creative block, it totally disrupts my sleep. I normally wake up a lot at night. But, when I’m trying to create a card, I will wake up and start thinking about it. Then I can’t go back to sleep. It is unrelenting and totally annoying. On Sunday night, as I laid in bed trying to fall asleep, I got this idea with the cupcake and the Versamark around it. Of course, I thought about it a lot that night, but then I woke up and created it – I really like the way it came out. I’m sure this is probably more information than you care to know about my creation process!
Also in the news – Stampin’ Up! announced a “color renovation”. They are incorporating 5 new colors, bringing back 10 of the previous “in-colors” (colors that change on a yearly basis), and retiring 30 colors. 25 colors will remain the same but will be reorganized into different groups. Although I LOVE the new colors, I am a little sad and I guess a little annoyed that now I have to spend more money to get all these new colors. I understand that change is unavoidable, and I actually like change. But change as in change in my wallet is not something I get excited about. Oh well, I’m sure I will come to love and appreciate it!! That being said, I think Stampin’ Up! actually needed this color renovation. The new colors will be available starting in the next Idea Book and Catalog that releases in July. I don’t think they have posted anything about it on the customer site, so if you are interested in more detail, email me and I’ll send you what I have.
Ok, enough about that… there is one thing I want to mention about this card. I used Stampin’ Up! watercolor paper for the cupcake. If you are using an aqua painter or a blender pen (anything with moisture) to color a stamped image, you really need to use the watercolor paper. It doesn’t wear down or get wavy from the moisture.
Anyway, here is the video. Have a great week!!
- Stampin’ Up! Kraft and Whisper White Cardstock
- Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper
- Crate Paper Bliss Paper Collection
- Crate Paper Bliss Brads
- Hero Arts Cupcakes Stamp Set
- Stampin’ Up! Inks: Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
- Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk Ink
- Versamark Ink
- Stampin’ Up! Scallop Trim Border Punch
- Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals
- Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
- We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
- Sakura Stardust Clear Gelly Roll Pen