It's great to find a product or technique that's easy to use and looks fabulous, but it's all too easy to get stuck in a creative rut as the same item gets used in the same way over and over again. Sometimes it just takes a different colour or a different medium to get those creative juices flowing again, and to breathe new life into an item that might be feeling a little stale.
Here are some ideas:
Instead of always using black ink for stamping, try grey, dark brown or green.
Heat emboss in white onto a dark background.
Use your stamps as watermarks by stamping in the same colour as your cardstock.
Colour with pencils, markers, watercolours or paints.
Stamp multiple images, cut them out and piece together to build a 3D image.
Stamp directly onto patterned paper.
Stamp onto wide pieces of ribbon with oil-based inks.
Use a monochromatic colour scheme.
Colour in black and white.
YOUR TURN: Dig out a much used item and do something different with it.
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