Saturday, March 17, 2012


I would never have thought of using wallpaper or curtains as inspiration for card making, but there is a paper crafting challenge on the SplitCoast Stampers site that directed participants to the Johnny-Tapete website to find ideas for cards.  What an eye-opener, as I browsed the site with an inspiration-seeking viewpoint.  I have only begun to mine the creativity starters here, but I found this curtain material that I decided to use for inspiration for this card that I entered in the challenge.

The layout that I used is from another challenge from Sweet Sunday Challenge #154:

I used the colour palette of Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery.  The grey panel was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and the card base was embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I edged the vertical green panel with the Scalloped Trim border punch.

The front panel was stamped in basic grey using the stamps from the Creative Elements set, then I coloured in the flower using Stampin' Pastels.  I was happy because I don't usually have a ton of success with the pastels, but I used a smaller applicator and it turned out really well, and it has a vintage feel to it.  I added some Basic Rhinestones to the stamped edge design, which are a little hard to spot in this photo. 

I am going now to create some baby shower invites and if I finish them in time, there might be another post today....or maybe I should save it for Sunday!

1 comment :

  1. What a pretty card! I love the texture and the way you colored the flower!


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