Hi everyone, and happy Friday! Did you have a good week? I have been busy busy busy at work, but I had to take a few moments to stamp two quick cards this morning. I thought I’d share them plus how my crazy mind works — so you can see what inspires me!
It all started off with the photos of our sweet little plum tree. They got me to thinking about our trip to Japan last fall, and that got me to thinking about a lovely Japanese collage book that I picked up — along with my Japanese masking tape.
See the little bird on the cover? More on that later! Next, the postage stamp reminded me of using bits of mail and envelopes in collages. A quick rummage through the recycling bin later and the ideas really started flowing!
So, did you follow all that? J says that “Lisa logic” can be very confusing, so if you didn’t follow it, you’re not alone. :)
Here’s the first card that I made — I wanted to keep it sweet and simple and focus on the bird + the nest that I made out of an envelope.
While I was rummaging around in my stamp drawer looking for the “smiles” message I came across a “hugs” and got it out, just in case. I spotted an envelope that said “official documents enclosed” and another light bulb went off:
(Supplies: Bird stamp by Hero Arts, messages by Mostly Hearts. Fabriano notecards. Japanese masking tape, recycled envelopes. Black embroidery floss.)
And there you have it! I’ve got more ideas, can’t wait to play this weekend. We’re also going to have pancakes (yum!), volunteer at a local nature preserve (fun!), and go to the Zilker Kite Festival (yay!). Do you have an any fun plans?
Wishing you a weekend full of happy little ideas,