I had a serious crafting urge today and went a little crazy. I love making those little notebooks covered with pretty papers. So I thought, why not combine a technique and make the covered notebook at the same time. So I used JM’s new easy ombre ink technique to make the designer style paper for the top layer and covered a small note book. I think the end result is pretty cute and hope to hear what others think about using a card technique and using it for something else. I stamped and embossed some other sentiments and plan on using another technique to make the sentiments look like they are in an evening sky. I’m not sure how they will turn out, but I’m going to layer them on a small legal pad and make it another card technique turned into something else. I really like this idea, because it’s giving me more ideas of what to make in addition to cards, but still using the card techniques I’m learning along the way.
I have to say that the cards I made with the watercolor technique were OK when I was done with them and then when I added Glossy Accents to them, they really came alive. I think I need to try more ideas like this as I just bought some bottles of Nuvo and think they should be a lot of fun to use.
My immediate plan for tomorrow though, is to make a card with some Stampendous hummingbird stamps that I really loved the huge flower on. I made a deal with my friend Elishia, that we would both make a card using the same stamp set and both put them up on our sites the same day. She made her card already and even though I agreed on the date we would make them, my mind completely blanked on it, and I forgot to make my card. Tomorrow is definitely the day though, because I hate to make a promise and not follow through. We already made a video making cards using the jukebox stamp, and you should check her card out at WanderingDreamer555. She’s a talented card maker with the best craft room tour (besides J.M.’s). Her craft room tour video is well worth watching..