Layered and stitched inspiration art cards video tutorial

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UPDATE: Paperbag Studios stamps and Art Pops™ are no longer available, but many things can be substituted to make this project!
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Kristi Nazzaro

These inspirational cards are truly a work of heART for me. I like to surround myself with positivity. This is reflective in the company I keep and the positive messages in my art. Often we need to encourage ourselves and be our own best cheerleaders.

Check out this video tutorial as Design Team member Kristi Nazzaro creates these beautiful layered and stitched inspiration cards as her project. Krisit takes you step-by-step through creating these beautiful cards perfect for reminding us to be our own cheerleaders. She uses Art Pops™ and Paperbag Studios Stamps. @robenmarie @soulpositiveweb #robenmarie #robenmariedesignteam #paperbagstudios #artpops #mixedmedia #diy

For this project I decided to make a small set of inspirational cards to be used in my art journals. These would also make a perfect little tuck in as a gift for a friend or family member. 

The Art Pops™ cards are beautiful on their own and provide such a stunning background for this project. With minimal add on’s such as stamps, stencils, stickers and marks - the foundation for the positive messages has been set. I am so obsessed with torn bits of fabric that I find this element makes its way into 90% of my projects. 

I chose messages that were personal to me; phrases that would remind me that this is a creative journey - not a race. As an artist it’s so easy to fall into a routine of comparing myself to others. These cards were a small reminder that I am exactly where I am supposed to be on my journey. 

have fun creating your own inspiration cards!

Going Deeper...

Is there an aspect of mixed-media art that you always avoid? Why? 

I avoid faces. I have no confidence in my ability to draw faces. I am in awe of other artists who draw beautiful faces or even whimsical faces. I avoid this at all costs. I’d love to one day be able to create faces that are unique to my style. But for now, I always find a way to go in another direction artistically. 

What creative tool/supply are you obsessed with right now? 

I am currently 100% addicted to Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks. They are so easy to use and I find that I am adding them to my journals daily. 

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