I am still a few thousand posts (ok 3000) away and just wanted to give you the heads up that I plan to celebrate 50000 in style so be sure to check back in the next week for some blog candy.
Step 1: Cutting the CS 4.25 x 5.5
Step 2: Scoring the "right" lines at 3.5 then 7
That should leave you with scored areas 3.5-3.5-4.25
Then cut various pieces of DP for each of the scored areas.
Step 3: Getting Punchy
Step 4: Colouring/Stamping
Step 5: Doodling
Step 6: Roll out the tape ribbon (7 Gypsies WOHOO!)
Step 7: Adhere all your layers, add your ribbon and VOILA! a beautiful cami card.
One thing you will notice is that I often stamp in steps. You might as well get all the punching done at the same time, all the stamping at the same time etc...
Alli vs the Questions 4
1. What are your favorite card layouts or strategies for working with small graphic elements?
My favourite card layouts are simple. I like only one of two elements. There is something to say about a card that has very few layers and embellishments. It just speaks! Hmmm I am not sure if I completely understand the question but let me answer this how I am reading it…I tend to use more when I have small graphic elements, like repeating or using as backgrounds. If I didn’t answer that question the way it was asked please feel free to ask me again.
2. I am wondering how you come up with so many ideas for one stamp...I am a struggling student and I need to get my money's worth!!
This is a FANTASTIC question. The truth of the matter is colour. When I see colour, especially colour combos from DP I just go to town. It inspires me to try something new with the same stamp/stamp set. You can change a card a lot by changing a few elements. My very first post of SCS shows how I used a single stamp set to come up with a variety of cards (my SCS gallery name is themilesmum). Perhaps I might suggest looking at the SCS challenges. The sketch challenge would be ideal for what you are talking about. You can look back at ALL the sketches and draw inspiration from them. The same can be said about the colour challenge. I hope this helps.
4. I enjoy reading your blog, especially the entries about the chipboard. If you don't have a Cuttlebug to cut pieces from the chipboard, what else can you do with them?
Chipboard…hmmm…I like to do all sorts of things with chipboard. If you don’t have a Cuttlebug, you can still use the chipboard coasters to make boxes, books, add dimension on your card, create borders.