First I must say thank you for all the fantastic comments you have left for me over the past two days, you are all so kind and it is a pleasure getting to know you all.
I am actually typing this just before I am about to post it as I have been up all night again. I am fine so please don't worry, it's just one of my wide awake nights.
Anyway, I designed a sketch that I used for yesterdays card and I have used the same sketch but mirrored it for todays card. Of course I have used completely different card and embellishments but I thought it would be a good way to show you how I like to do similar but in a fresh way.
By doing this sort of thing you can use one sketch (layout) for a card and just by turning it around you have four ways to make it different. Then mirror the position of everything and you have another four ways etc. So of course by changing all the papers, embellishments etc you could spend a whole week just using one layout and produce something totally different every single day. It actually is a wonderful way to keep crafting whenever you have a lack of crafting mojo.
Try it yourself one day. Find a card that has a layout you adore and use it as a sketch/layout and just turn it around and make your next card from it. You will be surprised at how different it looks and if you are really crafty (notice the pun) you can make it so no one would every know it was a layout you used yesterday or whenever!
As you can tell from the picture, the only thing, besides the layout, that I kept was a flower. Everything else is totally different.
In place of the embossed background I used Teresa Collins floral paper, then I used MME Lush trellis paper, vintage ribbon and Persian Accents lace border in place of the pleated velvet ribbon and banners. Next instead of pins coming from my flowers I used diecut leaves and the flower sat on a Persian Motif diecut instead of a bow. The last change was one fancy button (with shank removed) glued on top of a flattened large beadcap in place of the pearl swirls.
So all in all the same but as I said, totally different. I do hope you like it and can see the advantage of retaining your own ideas and recycling them. We often forget to check out our own creations for inspiration, all too often we think we have to look elsewhere, when in fact we have probably created loads of cards that could be turned upside down and inside out to produce something, again totally wonderful.
Well thats it for now. If my grandson has his nap later I will put up my next tips and storage post. Fingers crossed please.... lol!
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Hugs Linda xx