Hello fellow crafters! It’s my turn now to pick up the Getting To Know Me blog hop. Last week, my fellow Make The Day Special Stamp Store design team member Kate did the hop and nominated me (and not just that, she even CASEd one of my cards!! Totally humbled!). I didn’t get around to prepare for this post in the past week (work and such), and on the weekend, a migraine struck me down, so my post isn’t as awesome as Kate’s was – sorry for that. But I’m trying to answer all the questions, so let’s get started!
1. What projects are you currently working on?
Since I’m currently on three design teams – for Colour Me…!, Stempelküche, and Make The Day Special Stamp Store – I’m constantly working on cards for those challenges. Each design team has different requirements and I find it very refreshing to come up with new stuff that I haven’t done before for each team.
|This is my card for the next Colour Me…! challenge – it’s so much fun using my Copics for this color challenge and with the Online Card Class “Copic for Card Makers” currently under way, it’s an excellent opportunity to practice my skillz 🙂|
I also just got a shipment from Pretty Pink Posh and DeNami Design and I can’t wait to use those super cute stamps and tiny sequins. (PS: Ever tried to move over a dozen packs of sequins from bags to plastic containers? After that, you really know what static is 😉 .)
Today, the new Online Card Class is starting as well, it’s Copics for Cardmakers, and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I’m about that. I have only started working with Copics last year and I hope to learn a lot of stuff in class and apply to that to my “fun” projects as well as my design team cards.
2. What inspires your designs?
Lately, I’ve also got stuck in my local paper supply stores or big warehouse chains where they sell industrially produced cards. Some of them are actually pretty interesting and I look at the styles and try to think of ways to create something similar with the supplies I have on hand. Of course, it’s not always possible, but it triggers other ideas which I then jot down into my notebook (see next chapter).
3. What method/ process (if applicable) do you apply to each of your creative projects, and how long does each project take to complete?
If I film a video, I try to prepare as much in advance as I can – that includes die cutting what’s possible and putting out everything I need so I just need to put together the card on film. It makes editing afterwards so much easier. While the card might “only” take half an hour to create, the entire process which includes the prep work, editing the video, adding audio, and photographing the card can take up to three hours. (And I’d love for you to become a subscriber over at Youtube – most of my videos are in English, but there are also a few German ones 🙂 ).