January 29, 2018

Wallpaper inspired

Hello there! 
I thought I'd post a card I made a week or so ago based on a wallpaper sample I saw on Pinterest. 

And here's the wallpaper sample I used as inspiration: 

Immediately, I was inspired to pull out some floral stamps, and a piece of lace. It was more difficult than I thought to get to ink colors right when stamping on medium grey cardstock though. Trial and error is a part of being creative but it can also be frustrating!

You can see I chose a lighter shade of grey for the vine images peeking out from under the florals. I didn't want them to be the focal point or be too distracting, and I have my floral cluster pointing upwards rather than down, like on the wallpaper. 

Anyway, it inspired me to dig for some more wallpaper samples and see how I could be inspired, and there are so many out there! I may just have to have a (personal) monthly challenge based on wallpaper samples!

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, 

January 26, 2018

Take a deep breath

Happy Friday!

Sometimes I just need to create for the fun of being creative. That's how this card came to be. 

I was playing around with Garden Party, stamping random flowers and leaves on a white panel and just having fun. When I finished, I didn't like the center of my image, so I stamped and embossed the big sentiment (Quoted:Start Again) on a separate panel to cover it up! I fussy cut around the top and bottom to help show more of the stamping underneath. Soft Stone is one of my go-to card base colors. It makes the white pop. 

I hope you all have a great weekend and get some creative time yourself!
Thanks for stopping by,

January 25, 2018

Into the swing of things

Hello friends! I'm back today with a card I created for a new (to me) challenge blog; Inspired By All The Little Things

I stamped the lily of the valley flowers on vellum and then heat embossed them in white. To add color, I flipped the image over and sponged pigment ink on the backside. Then I fussy cut around the entire image. 
If you look closely, you can see where I messed up and accidentally cut out part of the left leaf! Oops. Ha. 
I glued the flower image to a nestabilities die cut shape that I dry embossed and then added the heat embossed sentiment on a banner strip on top. This entire piece was then adhered with foam tape to a patterned paper panel. Pink pearls finished it off. 

Can you see what I was inspired by? The white on white raised pattern and shape of that cookie, along with the flowers and colors. 

I'm sending this card out to my SIL who loves lily of the valley and whose birthday is right around the corner. 
Stamps, cardstock, and paper are PTI. Ink is Fresh Ink by Impress, and Versamark. 

Thanks for stopping by,

January 21, 2018

Love & Kindness

Hello friends, 
let’s ignore the fact that it’s been ages since I posted and get right to the card I made, okay? *smile*

I was feeling inspired while cleaning up my studio desk so I made this very quick card for a dear friend who is going through a rough time. A trimmed piece of flowery paper, a stamped sentiment on grey cardstock and it was done!

Background patterned paper is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss, stamps are Hero Arts Acts of Kindness, ink is Fresh Ink by Impress and Versamark, cardstock is PTI.  

Don't hold your breath, but I might have a few more posts coming up soon:) 

Thanks for popping by,