Today I started taking a class, Holiday Card Making. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I've said recently that I need to take a class and have things prepped for me ... well this class is not live, so I'm still missing out on my personal creative 'art sous chef' (is that what I am when you come to my classes?), but at least I'm receiving outside inspiration.
Part of today's lesson suggested using stamps that require coloring on smaller 3x3 cards rather than large projects where the effort might prove too time consuming. Personally, I love to create 3x3 notecards to use as gift tags, so this idea definitely inspired me to craft. The Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! gives you 4 fun images to use for a variety of holidays all in a single stamp set.
Pair a stamped image from this set with a card base and a bit of designer series paper (I used scraps from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack), and your card is ready to go! But, don't stop there, it is also easy to take this set 'up a notch' for a bit more impact without much effort ...
Here I've taken my card 'up a notch' with three simple changes:
- Add faux stitching at the top and bottom of the focal image.
- Offset your focal image, pushing it to one side of the card.
- Fill the space opened up by step 2 with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
So, next time you feel like coloring, why not give some 3x3 notecards/gift tags a go? You can create an entire set in the time it would take you to color a larger project!