Inspiration is at an all time low lately; I’ve been so busy with the shop and site maintenance. To remedy the situation, I’m going to follow along with some of the challenges on my favorite blogs. This first one is from Papertrey Ink for their Make It Monday Challenge from Mar 16th. The theme is to use a confetti stamping technique inside a shape on your project, and I came up with this:
I love the Mighty Oak stamp set from PTI – I think the tree trunk stamp is absolutely perfect for decorating! Using a circle cutter, I cut a circle in a piece of cardstock and centered it over my tree trunk that I’d already stamped. Then, using the confetti stamping technique inside the circle, I created the tree’s “leaves”.
You don’t need to cut your shape out of paper. You could just as easily trace the shape you want to fill in with a pencil and erase the lines afterward. Be careful, though – if you stamp over the pencil lines you won’t be able to erase them.
The little golden flowers come that I decorated my tree with come from PTI’s Filled With Joy stamp set, but you can use any set that has tiny flowers in it.
I stamped them with Golden Glitz, and filled in the centers with glitter glue. Granted, the centers don’t look that hot in the picture but that’s because the Stickles wasn’t dry yet. I assure you they dried flat and sparkly!
As a side note, hats off to all of you who run craft blogs! I have no idea how you do it at a consistent pace. If you want to share a few secrets on how to manage it all, leave a comment below. What does a normal day’s schedule look like to you?