Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Diana Fisher.
Before we show you Diana’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
Hello! My name is Diana Fisher and I’m an enthusiastic scrapbooker, card maker and crafter. I currently design for Bella Blvd, Fancy Pants, Samantha Walker, and the Avery Elle Challenge Team. I am also one of the Blog Coordinators for Scrapbook Circle kit club.
I have been online scrapbooking since 2009, but I have always loved to be creative. I love stamps and ink just as much as I love to make a layout — I just can’t pick a favorite! My go-to favorites are faux-stitching with white ink, sequins and ink splatters.
I live in New York with my husband, son and german shepherd. By day I am the marketing & brand director for NextStepU, an education company helping students and adults with college and career choices. At night, you are sure to find me in my craft room or online chatting somewhere.
When I make cards, I don’t always know where I am going to end up. Often I let the scene play out as I move pieces around on the page. I think some of the best cards are made when I’m just testing out inks or materials I haven’t used before. Here are some things I find useful for most of my cards:
1. Only have one main focal point and make any other elements secondary.
2. Add soft inked edges to white elements — like the blue around the clouds on the card below.
3. Stamp onto patterned papers for a fun look. You don’t always have to color in your stamped elements. Let the papers do some of the tough work for you.
4. Pop pieces up with foam adhesive for depth and to add an element of interest.
5. Add sequins, buttons, a hint of glitter or enamel dots when you can for a fun sparkle to your cards.
Cardstock: American Crafts (Smooth Cardstock White) Pattern paper: Lawn Fawn (Hello Sunshine: Dawn, Stella) Tools: Fiskars (Medium Cloud Punch) Sequins: Lawn Fawn (Hello Sunshine Mixed Sequins) Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Float My Boat) Ink: Versafine (Onyx) Adhesive: American Crafts (This to That Foam Adhesive), Tombow (Dots Runner)
Cardstock: American Crafts (Smooth Cardstock White) Pattern paper: Lawn Fawn (Hello Sunshine: Stella, Sonny, Dawn) Tools: We R Memory Keeps (3×4 Card Punch) Sequins: Lawn Fawn (Hello Sunshine Mixed Sequins) Stamps: Lawn Fawn (#awesome, penelope’s blossoms) Ink: Versafine (Onyx) Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll (White) Pencils: Pastel Chalk Pencils (Neutral Colors) Adhesive: American Crafts (This to That Foam Adhesive), Tombow (Dots Runner)
All my best!
We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Diana. Also, be sure to stop by Diana’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also find Diana on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and her Two Peas gallery.