The best thing to do when you're working on a card, layout, mini album, or any craft  project; and you're feeling NO SENSE OF INSPIRATION, is to step away for 30 minutes... maybe even a couple of hours.  I tried doing that and nothing worked.  So I stepped away from my desk for an entire day and came back to the card I was working on.  I was NOT looking forward to it, because I was having such a hard time with it the day before.  A good night's sleep, a hearty breakfast and a hot cup of coffee later, I forced myself back at my Mess-Of-A-Desk and got to work.

"Bugaboo Brat Ballerina" from Bugaboo Stamps is an adorable digital stamp and was very easy to color.  She's such a doll, isn't she?  I wanted her card to be different, special and playful.  So this is what i made...

From time to time I get a "moment of clarity" as I'm crafting (mostly due to a mistake - lol), and I share TIPS on Instagram and a few FB Groups.  Here's a tip I shared last week during the making of this card.

I like the bareness of wood veneers, but I also like a little color and some framing. 
If u draw along the edges of your pieces with a fine tip marker,
[in this case I used a distress marker - frayed burlap],
it'll help show the texture of the wood and give your project a nice POP!!

I used copic markers, sharpie white pen, X-Press It cardstock, Echo Park "This & That" 6x6 pad, some wood veneers, twine, fiskars cloud & border punches, frayed burlap distress marker, a doily, Tattered Angels "Coffee Shop", Archival black ink, and a Dear Lizzy Neapolitan jar cut out.  On the inside I used a few of the same pieces and added a sentiment by MFT Stamps.

I love this card and I can't wait to send it off to someone special.

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Thanks for stopping by.

x0, Damaris

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