I’m starting a new series, Inspired By…. there are so many great paper Crafters out there that inspire me! I thought I would try to share what I’ve created from these folks. The first in this series is inspiration from Stephanie Ackerman. I know I’ve posted about her 52 Pick-Me-Up class before, however recently I was lucky enough to attend a class with her live. WOW. She’s as amazing as her blog posts allow us to believe.
During this 3.5 hour class, we created 6+ of the cards she demonstrates in her online class. There’s so much more to learn from her in person! I saw her ring of cards, her Documented Life Journal and just had a great opportunity to get to know her. The following are some lessons I learned during this time;
* It’s ok to cover one side of the card. She uses playing cards as the base and I always wondered what she does with the ‘back’. Most of the time, she leaves it as it is.
* Try tearing your base layer instead of cutting and having exact lines. Why do I always forget about tearing? I love the imperfect presentation!
* I always thought the process was straightforward from the online class, however it’s so much easier when she’s in person! She really enhanced how I make these cards by showing me what she means.
* “Less is more” was the mantra she spoke over and over again.
* “If it looks wrong, it’s right” was another mantra we heard many times during the class. I particularly love this one as I grow in my art journaling style.
Stephanie is a gem! I look forward the chance to take another class from her.