I've done this in the past. But haven't done it recently. Randomly chose one of my stamp sets as my "assignment".
When I grab for any of my stamp sets, they are all together in one place -- retired and current. So, to me, it doesn't matter whether it is current or not. If I randomly picked it, it's the one I am to use.
For this "assignment", I nabbed a Sale-A-Bration set, Banner Blast, a set that hasn't seen nearly enough ink.
OK. So this is my assignment. I needed to base a card creation on this stamp set.
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Opting for a black, white and red color scheme, I decided to go with a love theme. Cutting up a few pieces of Designer Series Papers, I went to work.
And this is what I came up with. Pretty much outside the box for me!
I especially love the bottom DSP layer,, which is a very even pattern of cross stitched hearts. On this card, the way the hearts stick out only on the edges -- maybe it's just me?? -- but the design reminds me of an animal print. Kinda cute -- and WILD -- you know?
Of course, everyone understands the xoxoxoxo design on a love card. I added a few strips of Washi Tape too.
I hung my little love-ly banners on a black and white baker's twine wash line, popping each banner away from the card surface.
My "always" is also from an old stamp set, but, with the "love" hovering above it on the card, it was most fitting. I punched out the sentiment with the Washi Punch. LOVE that punch!
This was a great project to create on a day that I wasn't feeling just too creative!
What is one of your favorite classic color combinations to work with? What sorts of things do you make yourself do to wake up your muse -- on those days when it seems she must be on vacation?