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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Inspired by paper


When I sit down to make a card, I rarely have a complete plan in mind. I usually know who the card is for and the occasion, but then I'm left to find inspiration where I can. Today's card layout was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest (thank YOU, Nancy Riley), but was really completed by the designer series paper (DSP) I chose.

I sat down with the paper pack and laid out combinations until I found two that I liked together. Then I picked out a neutral and a dark from the colors used in the pack to complete the design.

I then found a sentiment that echoes the pattern in the left-hand piece (THAT was a happy accident).

This card is simple but stunning in real life -- and the layout itself is easy. I've made several more using the "2 patterns, one color, one neutral" model and have been really happy with them. Give it a try and let me know how yours come out!


Ingredients

Ink:
  • Early Espresso
Stamp sets:
  • Happiest Birthday Wishes 
Paper and card:
  • Crumb Cake card base 
  • Well Worn DSP cut to 4 1/4 x 3/4" (small pattern) and 4 1/4 x 2 1/2" (large pattern)
  • Cajun Craze cut to 4 1/4 x 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla trimmed around the sentiment (roughly 3 x 1 1/2")
Accessories:
  • Dimensionals (under the sentiment)

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