I discovered an interesting blog post the other day. The artsy author issued a challenge to use one Christmas stamp and make 6 Christmas cards, with each design being as different from the others as possible. I discovered that I enjoyed the challenge to creativity. But I also discovered I HATE making fiddly cards! I’m going back to index cards and art journaling soon. You can see Darcy’s beautiful cards and read more about the challenge HERE.
Here is how I moved from a group of supplies to a huge mess to finished cards. (Since I knew this would make a mess, I chose to make two cards of each design.)
I dug through the bins and baskets in my craft room and took a walk through the local craft store. These are the foundational supplies I found, as a starting point for the cards. I chose a stamp with a dove and the word “peace.” as the centerpiece of the entire group.
Here is the First Card, made of black and white, with metallic silver doves and a pop of red watercolor crayon accent:
Here is the Second Card, made of sparkly things over a dark blue card with silver doves (outlined with black pen to make them stand out):
Here is the Third Card, made with metallic gold doves, some paper scraps and some blue, sparkly rub-ons:
By now, this is what my craft table looked like:
Here is the Fourth Card, made with blue Dylusions Ink spray and white acrylic paint, some bits of paper and a fake postage stamp, fun sparkly ribbon and a dove stamped in black ink on vellum:
Here is the Fifth Card, bright and cheery with yellow papers, a red flower paper border, red ribbon trim, and doves stamped in red: (one of my two favorites–I always enjoy wild colors!)
And here is the final (Sixth) card, looking like a dove in a cathedral, with paper bits for stone floor and soaring ceiling, ribbon for windows, and the dove stamped in gold (and black): (another favorite since it turned out the way I envisioned it!)
And here are all six cards together–Challenge COMPLETED!
I have an idea of who I will be giving these cards to…I will share more about that in another post.