It's May Day here in my neck of the woods in Germany, a holiday actually. Here's hoping Spring (in our hemisphere) has actually sprung and plans to stick around.
Even if that's not the case, we've got a wonderfully Spring-y card for you to CASE during the month of May.
|Image Source: Shery Russ|
So take a look at "Ms Energizer Bunny"'s CASE of herself.
Shery's maintaining the color and floral scheme, this time with a more illustrated look. The black subway art sentiment still pulls you in to the center of the card, but this time it's an encouragement card rather than a Mother's Day card.
Before we get to the DT projects, let's learn a little more about Shery:
About how many hours per month do you spend on stamp designing?
"Before Kathryn was born, I spent probably close to 45 hours a month designing stamps. After Kathryn was born, I slowed down a bit and probably now spend about 20 hours a month. Out of necessity -- I have been doing my designing in the wee hours when Kathryn is asleep -- I tend to knock off a set in one sitting (about 3-5 hours). It helps that I have a folder where I keep all my drawings; they help jump start the design process. (I try to draw whenever I can and scan them for later tweaking. Only a small number of those drawings make it as stamps.) Plus Photoshop and Illustrator are my best friends because I can easily tweak the drawings and add cool stuff to them and even combine them :o)"
"A design element on a curtain, poster, blanket, etc. could provide inspiration. When we're in town, I hit the home decor section of whatever store we're in because a shape, color, or word can trigger an idea for a stamp set. I was inspired by the pair of boots I saw at Target and it became the inspiration for A Girl and Her Shoes stamp set. When we visited an antique store early last year, I saw this cool retro coffee pot. I stared at it for the longest time so I could commit it to memory and then sketched it as soon as we got home. That coffee pot sketch sat in my folder for nearly a year until I got inspired and used it in the Coffee Happy set. And sometimes, my inspiration would be a word or a phrase, and this is often how I get started on the sentiment sets. I'd come across a cool phrase or quote and go, "Hey, I can come up with a stamp set based on that!" :o)"