Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. - Marc Chagall
When I saw this quote it really spoke to me...and I hope it speaks to you as well. I can get so stuck in my head when I create - analyzing this and that. Instead, when I just lead with my heart and create for the sake of creating, everything seems to come together. I may not always be pleased with the end result, but I am always happy in my heart with the process I took to get there! May you follow your heart in all that you do!
For today's card I decided to try making a tissue paper flower (I saw the technique on the SCS website) using my Scallop Circles #2 die for the Big Shot and some tissue paper I had lying around the house. You can fold your tissue paper over and over and run it through the Big Shot once to get a whole pile of scallop circles! I used about 8 layers for each of the scallop circles. Stack the large circles together, punch a hole in the center with your Crop-o-dile, place a brad in the center and then crunch, scrunch, and mush (all technical terms :) until you get the look that you want. Then use some ink and sponge the flower with colors of your choice. I separately created the smaller layer and sponged it a darker color and then combined the two with a corduroy button brad. I used my Very Vintage jumbo roller in Sahara Sand ink for the background. The greeting is from Whimsical Words. I hope you like it! Now go try making a tissue paper flower on your own...but don't blame me if you get addicted ;) If you can't live without the corduroy button brads or a Very Vintage wheel, feel free to shop HERE!