In my attempts to be an encourager to people, via an art that is not as common anymore, handwriting, I have been sending out a lot of cards. I tried to always make them, even though I didn’t enjoy making cards.
About a year ago, I was looking for a new challenge, so I began reading Jennifer McGuire’s blog. I was an instant fan, for two reasons. First, her cards were often clean and simple. I like simple, I adore white space. Secondly, she’s incredibly organized. I’m not by nature organized, but I’ve learned that I function much better when I am disciplined in this regard. Jennifer manages her stash and process with precision. I can greatly respect this, and find it extremely encouraging to me. Many artists I’ve tried to learn from in the past function as the stereotypical artist – in chaos or mess. I cannot function in chaos so to learn from people who do was counterproductive and stressful. To see someone create in control was to me, a huge motivator. So, I bought a few stamps and some good inks. With tips from Jennifer, I learned how to use inks but still be clean and tidy. I was hooked! And the best part is that I was able to share my cards with others, and be a blessing to them.
Today’s card is a card I made using my favorite technique – white space. I adore white space. In our busy, chaotic, over stimulating world, white space is a place of rest to the eye. It’s a thing of design beauty in my opinion.
I was able to mass produce this card easily with the help of the MISTI tool. It’s an investment for sure, but it’s a fantastic tool.
For the time being, I’m only going to list supplies instead of provide links. It simply isn’t worth my time to provide links. If I gain a readership and can monetize the links through affiliation, I’ll consider it. For now though, a list is all I will provide. I hope that is enough information.
Supplies: Neenah Exact Index 110 lb, Recollections Passion Fruit cardstock, Simon Says Stamps Flowers on My Mind, MISTI, Colorbox Coral, Pink & Peony pigment inks, misc gem