Originally Posted by jkstieber
My biggest struggle is stepping out of my box. I feel like all my cards tend to look the same. I definitely have a certain layout that I like to use, but I get frustrated because it's difficult to come up with ideas to make my cards look different. Lately I've been trying to do sketch challenges and different techniques which is helping somewhat, but I really wish that I had more creative ideas in my head.
I'm right there with you Julie! But you know what? Some of the hottest designers have layouts and styles that are essentially the same. There are a number of designers whose cards I would know even if they're names weren't attached. It's what makes their designs unique!
Playing along with sketch challenges is another great way to break things up. I keep a small noteback in my craft room that houses some of my favorite sketches. And you can think about how to dress up a familiar layout, like using canvas instead of cardstock or emboss a background vs. leaving it plain.
Whatever you choose to do, celebrate and embrace your unique style!!
Anyone else have any thoughts on this topic?