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Old 03-01-2005, 09:20 AM   #1
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Do you sit down with a specific idea in mind, or do your cards just come together as you go. I do both, but I know my best cards are the ones that just happen. I start something, and then add a little here and there until it is done. Anybody else stamp like that?
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:32 AM   #2
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I generally begin with a particular stamp set in mind for the specific occassion. Then I decide colors, start cutting and scoring and then add embellishments as I go. It just seems to all come together once I have my stamp set chosen.
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:38 AM   #3
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My best cards usually happen when I stamp as I go along without a specific plan in mind. That's why I love this hobby, the magic of the results!
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:45 AM   #4
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I usually sit down with a specific set in mind, lots of samples & ideas around me, and go from there!
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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It depends,

sometimes I just sit down and "play" and whatever I come up with happens.

Other times I have a theme or idea.

I guess it depends on what my creativity "mood" is at the time
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:01 AM   #6
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I usually spend about 1 hour deciding on what i am doing ( looking through samples, colors, etc.) then the fun happens, getting everything together...
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:54 AM   #7
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Ok. I guess I am odd. I have lots of partially done cards like a background I like, maybe a CASE'd embellishment, etc. When I have a specific event in mind, I'll first pick the main theme stamp, then look at my "partials" and hope for inspiration!!
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:07 AM   #8
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I usually sit down with a very general idea in mind and which stamp set I'm gonna use. One hour later its very different from the original and uses different stamps. Go figure.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:12 AM   #9
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I usually just sit at my stamp table and decide on a set to play with. Right now I am working with my stamps and the pearl ex. So far I just see what I cam come up with and go from there but usually I just have partials too.
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Oh yes I have lots of partial done cards too! I would stamp images to test them out and sometimes color them or cut them out, do backgrounds etc but not complete a card. I just save those for one of those "rainy" days. LOL.

I just CASE'd someone's card this morning I forgot who! I think PrincessInk?? Using markers on a solid stamp then hairspray and pearl ex sprinkled on it. AWESOME!!! Of course this is a partial card, just a tested thing which turned out very well and will use later on. I think I've decided what my Christmas cards are going to be!
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I usually just sit down and playand see what I come up with, unless of course I am doing one of the weekly challenges, then I sometimes have an idea of what I am going to do.
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Most of the time I have an idea somewhere in my head, but it just hasn't come together yet! I usually sit and stare at my stamps for a while, then I stare at the papers, and then I stare at the inks, just to be sure....

Lots of time, I want to do something in a certain color combo and start there. I think that's what I like about using backround papers. They give me a place to start!

And then if all else fails and I need to get a card done, I go back to something I felt good doing before and maybe change up the colors or add a different ribbon.
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Okay, look at my gallery...I *don't* do cards!

My best scrapping ideas are totally freeform. I generally only work with 1 photo per page; no more than two. I don't do "garbage" pages...those pages that are littered with photos. Nothing wrong with 'em; just not my style. I rarely even start out my pages with a specific set in mind...but once I get moving, a set comes to me and nothing else will do! Then I will waste *hours* looking for something until I find it...if I have it and can't find it, or if I have to shop for it because I know it's out there, or if I have to call around to friends looking for the right one because I know one of them has it! Just my AR side peeking out... ~K
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I get itching to use a certain set.......pull it out.......and just wait for it to happen!

I was gonna be a smart alec and say "with a stamp and ink"....rofl.....
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Originally Posted by qcbetty

I was gonna be a smart alec and say "with a stamp and ink"....rofl.....

Surprised you are the first to mention this, actually even more surprised that I didn't think of this myself, its right up my alley.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:52 PM   #16
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I definitely pick a set and go from there....

actually lately, it's been pick some patterned paper, THEN a set, and then go from there

With scrapping, I start with the pics... and I definitely am a photo-scrapper.... the photos have to be the focus! Embellishments are great, but if they take away from the photos, they are pointless!

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Old 03-01-2005, 02:57 PM   #17
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I don't do "garbage" pages...those pages that are littered with photos.
Yikes. What exactly is a garbage page?
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