(a blast from the past…)
Here’s an idea that helps you keep track of new techniques you come across and also allows you to try them quickly without needing to create a whole, finished project…
Early in my card making “career,” I couldn’t get enough of the many technique videos and instructional posts available online. I learned so much so quickly and couldn’t keep up with trying them all on complete card projects so I started doing technique samples on tags (with the video/instructional post location and instructions/notes on the backs). I used a shower curtain ring to keep them together which made it easy to add new tags as I learned new techniques. When I had time to work on a card project, I could flip through my tags to get ideas (and instructions) on techniques I had wanted to try. (I still love watching technique videos, but I pace myself now – lol!)
Saving videos as “favorites” on YouTube or pinning cards and/or instructional blog posts to pinterest boards are also great ways to “remember” things you see and want to try, but the technique tags are a way to actually try the technique quickly without worrying about the rest of a card layout.
This project was originally shared on stamptv (June 14, 2013).
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