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If you’re looking to take your card-making skills to the next level, or simply searching for a fun and creative way to spend your time, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re going to explore the art of stenciling in card-making using the Z7102 Thoughtful Holly Stamp + Thin Cut + Stencils set from our Nov./Dec. 2023 Close to my Heart Catalog. This set, featured on page 31 of the catalog, is not only beautiful but also extremely easy to use. So, let’s dive right in and create some magic, shall we?
Before we begin, let’s talk about stencils. Stencils are an essential tool in card-making, but can also be applied to our scrapbooking designs. They allow us to add intricate designs to our cards (or layouts) without the need for free-hand drawing. This set comes with four stencils that are versatile and simple to use. If you’re like me and have a tendency to misplace your stencils, I have some helpful tips that will ensure they always stay within reach. But more on that later. The most striking aspect of this stamp set, in my opinion, is the sentiments. They are so pretty and add just the right touch to any card. However, the stencils are really the star of the show, making it incredibly easy to add color to all the elements of your card.
So, what will you need to create your card? Don’t worry, I have prepared a list of all the ‘ingredients’ you will need, which will be showcased at the beginning of the video tutorial, and also listed below the video too! The good news is you can find any of these products in your stash. If you’re missing something, don’t worry! You can easily find them on my website.
Now, let’s get to the fun part: creating your card. To enhance your experience and make it easier for you to follow along, I’ve created a video tutorial. You can use the hashtag #lccacards to share your creations on social media. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Remember, creativity is all about exploring, experimenting, and having fun. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. After all, they’re just happy little accidents that add uniqueness to your creations. So grab your stamps, stencils, and let’s create something beautiful together. Happy crafting!
The INGREDIENTS can be found on my WEBSITE HERE.
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Welcome to Lynn’s COPY-CAT-alog Art Video Series, where we explore the world of art and focus on creating inspirational pieces from our current Close To My Heart catalog. Whether you’re an experienced artist, a beginner, or someone who just loves to get creative, these videos aim to inspire and educate you on the art of ‘copy-catalog’ creation. This term doesn’t mean ripping off someone else’s work, but rather drawing inspiration from existing art and replicating the design with your materials to make it your own. So, get ready to unleash your creativity with me.
What is ‘COPY-CAT-alog ‘ Art?
COPY-CAT-alog’ Art is a video tutorial sharing the creative inspiration from an existing piece of Close To My Heart Catalog art and showing you how it is made. This is not about copying the work of others but about learning different techniques, styles, and elements that make a piece of art inspirational. It’s about embracing creativity in a new and exciting way.
The Journey of Creating ‘COP-CAT-alog’ Art
Every piece of art starts with an idea. In ‘copy-catalog’ art, this idea comes from an existing art piece created by Close To My Heart’s Art Studio in our current catalog that strikes a chord with you. This could be anything from a scrapbook page to a beautiful card. The idea is to give you the details and best tips on creating the inspirational piece so you will be confident in making this ART with me.
Learning How to Create ‘COPY-CAT-alog’ Art
Creating ‘COPY-CAT-alog’ art is a process that involves learning, experimenting, and most importantly, enjoying the journey. Here are some steps you can take to create your own ‘copy-catalog’ art
- Choose an Art Piece: Start by choosing a piece of art that inspires you. This could be one of many images of artwork in our current catalog for a scrapbook page or beautiful card .
- Analyze the Art Piece: Spend some time understanding the art piece. Notice the colors and patterns used, the techniques exhibited, the theme or sentiment that appeals to you. This will help you draw inspiration with your own art.
- Create Your Art: Now, it’s time to create your own piece. Remember, this isn’t always about reproducing the original art piece as the original. It could be about creating something new and unique, inspired by the original design.
‘COPY-CAT-alog’ art is a great way to learn and grow as an artist. It helps you understand different art styles and techniques, while also allowing you to express your own creativity. Remember, every piece of art you create is a reflection of your unique perspective. So, take inspiration, learn, create, and most importantly, enjoy the process of creating art. Stay tuned for more art insights and inspiration in the upcoming posts.
Don’t forget to share your ‘copy-catalog’ art creations using the hashtag #lccascrapbooking or #lccascardmaking.
The INGREDIENTS can be found on my WEBSITE HERE.