One of my favorite podcasts is by Tiffany Han. On my birthday earlier this year she shared a podcast called 10 Success Secrets of the Highly Creative. I loved what she talked about and was inspired to make myself some visual reminders.
Inspiration cards are something I use daily to help me keep making progress on this creative journey I’m on. (Find another set I made HERE.)
- Watercolor paper
- Kraft card stock
- Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste & palette knife
- Watercolor Cakes
- Inktense pencils
- White gel pen
- Stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop: Screen Print and Impressions
- Sewing machine (you can also just glue the papers together)
- Pop dots
- Motivational sayings (printed or handwritten on white card stock)
- Cut the watercolor paper into 3″ squares
- Apply modeling paste through each of the designs on the stencils and let dry (one design per card)
- Add a wash of watercolor to each card using colors you love
- When dry, intensify the colors on each card around the raised shapes with Inktense pencils (or just a stronger layer of watercolor)
- Outline all the shapes with the white gel pen.
I cut the Kraft card stock into 4″ squares and used a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine to attach the colored squares. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand sew the cards together or use glue to adhere them. A fine line black marker can add the stitching marks for you!
My husband designed the scroll labels for me in Photoshop. I printed them on card stock and cut them each out. You can always add hand lettered or stamped words and phrases if you are not familiar with Photoshop. Make it your own!
These would make a great gift to yourself for when you are looking for a little motivation on your next big adventure! What’s your next big plan? Would these help give you a little push in the right direction?!
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