|Cards designed by Sharon M. Reinhart|
Hello, my sincere apologies for being absent for so long -- unfortunately I have been dealing with some parent health issues which sadly are still ongoing. I did manage though to take a creative break the other day. Its amazing how when one is not creating regularly how it becomes a difficult process when you get back to it. I am so glad though that I did get back to it and hope to find my muse once again. For those of you who find themselves in the same position I encourage you to just pull out some supplies and tools and get cracking. Its kind of like falling off the horse and getting back on again. Don't forget through the process to be kind to yourself as well and not to be overly critical. I also recommend just taking some classes just for fun, seek out some of your local talents and see what they have to offer. Allowing yourself some time to be creative is great food for the soul!
Anyways, I wanted to share with you a couple of cards that I did manage to finish. A shout out to Island Paperie in Maui! I had the pleasure of visiting this shop a few years ago, I did of course buy some papers but the owner also provided product support of some for an article that was published. Many thanks again! The printed papers used on both of these cards are from Island Paperie. I encourage you to visit their site www.islandpaperie.com.
These cards are 4 1/2 inches square with the card base being a cream pearl cardstock with a turquoise cardstock layer followed by the printed paper from Island Paperie called Hibiscus Blues Scatter G15. Both cards make use of the Flourish Thinlets dies #141478 from Stampin' Up. The scallop element shown on the floral trio is the Stitched Scalloped Borders die template from Lawn Fawn #LF612 which has three lovely scallop border designs in the set. The centers of the floral trio are created with a floral hand punch by Fiskars -- those old school tools still come in handy! Don't forget to pull out your hand punches and your fancy edge scissors! For the word MOM simply use stickers or die-cut alphabet letters or even alphabet beads or stamped letters. Don't be afraid to experiment with what you have, it does not have to be exactly the same as the sample you are recreating.
I hope you have been inspired to create!