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Monday, June 30, 2014

sos cards

I often start a project and get stuck at some point, the Giving Hands Creative Studio has come with a solution called  a mixed media inspiration deck.
I liked the idea but I wasn’t willing to spent 20 dollars on them.
So I decided to make a deck of my own.
I started out by cutting 12 gelli prints in 4 pieces of 9 x 6cm, so like in a normal card deck I have a set of 4 cards of each.
Then I started decorating the cards, o boy was my desk  a mess after this.
I pulled out all sort of things: stamps, inks, glitter, embossing powder, texture paste, spray inks, stickers…

Each card has a prompt on the back, these are the ones I already came up with:

Use a stencil
Use spray ink
Use embossing powder
Use glitter
Use texture paste
Use your favorite stamp
Add some writing
Add some doodling

 As you can see I still need to find 44 more, if you have any suggestions, just drop me a line.


10 comments:

  1. Great idea Vicky, love those cards! For suggestion what about adding an embellishment, or making a collage, call me crazy I have an other idea, what about turn it upside down and continue...

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  2. thanks for the suggestions, I will certainly add them and see where they bring me.

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  3. I have also heard of printing the ideas on craft sticks - once you have a few dozen, divide them into jars or 'vases' and when you find yourself in a rut, select one from each group.
    Here are a few for your consideration: pleats, buttons, charms, puzzle pieces, wood, clay, ribbon, lace, embroidery.
    I try to keep my prompts brief, but specific. one other suggestion... play!

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    1. thanks for the tips, and play is of course the main one

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  4. I think this is a great idea! How about also adding words to spur your creativity instead of just techniques. For example colors (red, yellow, etc.); feelings ( sad, happy, angry); days of the week; holidays, etc.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions, will add some of them to my deck of card so I can complete it and start playing with them.

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  5. I made some for myself using a deck of old playing cards. Not as beautiful as yours! i just wrote the prompt on a piece of tape and stuck it to the back of the card. That way I can shuffle the cards to get a mix and then draw 5 cards to use on a project. Some prompts suggest different kinds of supplies, shapes, colors, techniques, words/quotes.... endless possibilities. -- And thanks Tommy M. for sending me to this nice blog. I'll be back.

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    1. Thanks Martha. I am thinking about laminating my cards so I can shuffle them easier and won't damage them.

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  6. love this great idea and look at all the suggestions you have already I only came up with Faux -stitching, leather.... thanks for dropping by earlier have a lovely evening :)

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    1. I will be adding the faux-stitching (great because I can't stitch :-))

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