Remember the Inspiration Deck Swap? Well, it finally arrived today! Fun, fun. This is definitely the largest card swap I've ever received.
What's funny, is that I am absolutely not a fan of inspirational quotes and messages. Items that just say "breathe" for example, make me gag. And sometimes, just because it's written on a piece of wood or a pretty photo posted on Pinterest, doesn't mean it's good advice.
What I do like, is to see how everyone transformed their deck of cards! Some are very simple, and others have a lot of textural interest (my favourite)! I think one of them is actually a piece of burlap. Another is very sticky. Some are glittery. I loved looking through them all.
This is where I usually store all of my ATCs (and Sailor Moon cards... woop woop) and it's getting a bit too full now. They look right at home, here!
I think I would be interested in doing this again.
Wow it's finished! I guess it only took me a week. I don't often like doing small repetitive things, but once you put a movie on it's really not that bad at all!
A few of the "quotes" I was using. The ink around the edges give the cards an "aged" look.
On the back I used some older scrapbook papers I've had for a while (and a few newer ones I really wanted to use). The template for my sticky labels didn't work (whhhyyyyyyyyyy?) so I had to print them on regular paper and paste them on by hand. That was a step I would have loved to omit from this project!
(Though it was better than having to write them all by hand... yeesh)
I will definitely miss this deck of cards... but then I have to consider that I'm going to get 52 mysterious cards back from all over the place! Yay!
There's still quite a wait left until that happens, so if you want to sign up for this project, you can do so here!
Here's a quick sneak peek into the cards I'm sending for the Inspiration Deck Swap!
It's going ok so far. I wanted to use the Gelli plate for the backgrounds though I'm not particularly enjoying them. I'm using pieces of book pages for the quotes (which I'm mostly just making up as I go along, mostly) and cutting out charming little orange slices from some scrapbook paper I've been saving.
It's a process which will probably look more refined by the end of the deck.
These days it is increasingly difficult to be inspirational! How does someone inspire another when she really just wants to crawl under a rock and stay there?
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?