February Art Social: Card Making

Written on February 29, 2012 by in Artistry & inspiration

It’s that time of the month again: yep, another Art Social.

Yesterday, we gathered at Danielle‘s house for card making. She had a wealth of supplies, everything from papers and punches to embellishments and embossing tools. Although I’m not a natural crafter, having my graphic-designer friends on hand really helped. Before I knew it, I was intuitively grabbing appealing papers, quotes and embellishments, and making something passable. Here are some of my favorites:

"Welcome Baby Boy" - folded blue linen cardstock, bronze paper square and pre-made letterpress graphic

"Hello" - folded lined cardstock, yellow craft paper and Hello graphic, embossed for added shine

"Experiment" - graphic paper gromited to blue cardstock, with a quote sticker on top

My cards tended toward the simple, but the other ladies had some amazing details. Here is the entire set we co-created:

If you made it this far, you might be wondering why I’m sharing these art socials.

I talk to a lot of photographers who are either suffering from burnout or its early signs and symptoms. When I was in that position, I felt drained, as if I had no creative energy, but that wasn’t true. I may have lacked photographic energy and creativity, but other art forms reinvigorated me. They can help you, too.

Card making is an easy place to start. Pre-cut and folded cards are available at most craft stores. With a block of pretty paper and package of quotes, stickers or embellishments, you’re all set to play, experiment and explore.


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  1. Sally Rorer
    March 3, 2012

    What a great way to share your creative energy and pass the fun around.

  2. Kate Watson
    April 10, 2012

    Thanks! It was surprisingly fun.

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