I love making inspiration cards! I’ve been creating and sharing them on my Instagram page on Fridays for over a year now. (You can read more here.) On the most recent ones, I seemed to have gotten a bit obsessed with using stencils and modeling paste.
Here’s a peek into how I made them…
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I originally started making the cards out of a deck of playing cards but I just ran out of them. So for this new batch, I decided to use up a bunch of manila file folders I have. I cut the file folder into pieces the same size as a playing card to keep that consistent and then added a layer of white gesso to each card.
The next step was to add dimension to each of the cards with modeling paste and a few of the 6×6 stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. For the three cards I made for this post, I used Cards and Lace, Doodle Bloom and Angel Wings. For the other three cards that you see in the group picture, I used Zia Sun Bit, Star Circle Bit and Profile with Dots Bit.
Adding a few pieces of torn Gelli® printed deli paper to the cards always gets me started with colors and of course, adds more texture.
Of course, no project of mine seems to be complete without a bit of doodling using my favorite white gel pen! The final step was to add my inspirational saying which I typed on copy paper using an old typewriter. A bit of Inktense pencil shadowing helps anchor the words to the card and I’m all set to share the cards on Instagram!