Friday, September 16, 2011

Flower Thank You

I've been in a creative slump lately.  Don't you hate it when that happens?  I sit down at my desk and stare at the Gypsy screen trying to come up with something.  And I have nothing.  UGH!  So, I choose some paper and still...nothing.  UGH!  And this goes on and on and on.  I have found that if I let this continue, it gets harder and harder to get back in the swing of things.  So, last night, I made myself sit down and make a card.  I must admit - I re-made this card like 5 times because I was unhappy with it, but now I like it!

The base and mat are from Ashlynn's Alphabet.  I welded the shadow pieces together to make the base.  I didn't write it down, but I want to say I cut the scallop shape at 3.50". 

I cut the flowers in graduated sizes from Serenade Solutions.  I ran them through my Cuttlebug to emboss them and added a wooden button with some twine.

I used foam to make the flower several layers high and give it dimension.  Now I just hope it fits in my envelope!

The stamped sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michael's.  I inked the edges of everything and slapped it on there - Voila!

I would love to hear from you - What do you do to boost your creativity when you're in a rut?