When is an off-trend card on-trend? No, it isn’t the start of a joke, it is a dilemma! As a professional crafter I try hard to keep my stash up-to-date but it can be
super hard challenging on a budget and with the really short life-cycles that a lot of craft products have.
So what do you do? Well today it’s a blog post, so you will cut me a bit of slack I hope? You will let me use one of my older but totally favourite dies from MFT Die-namics – the Boy Meets Girl die set -won’t you? I love this dies set! You might be able to still get this die set but the trend for the paper dolls has gone cold I’m afraid. *Sigh*
But I’ve cheated a little and matched the off-trend with the on-trend. I’ve used a small pocket shaker with closely cut, brush written sentiment and a stitched border die to keep this card at least vaguely up-to-date!
Now all I have to do is hold on to this die set until the paper dolls trend warms up again…perhaps if I keep using it I can keep the trend going?
Oh and if you are wondering how I did the lines of paper dolls, I used a handmade roller stamp with my favourite paint colours from PaperArtsy, they are on-trend too! Phew!
If you are a regular subscriber to Craft Stamper you might recognise this brayer stamp, I used it in an article for the September 2014 issue of Craft Stamper.
What off-trend items are you still in love with? I know I’m not the only one out there so spill!
Catch you later Trend-inators!