Hi stampers! Say what? Did I mean perspiration??? No, I mean pinspiration....so what the heck is that you ask? Well it's what I call it when I see something on Pintrest that inspires me to make a card:-) Lately, I've seen a LOT of things there that get my creative mojo going. Right now there are a ton of holiday pictures posted and they can provide lots of ideas. I'm mainly drawing great color combos from them at the moment.
Take this one for instance: crumb cake, garden green, & pool party. I just LOVE it! It's so wintery and fresh! It makes a great card, see:
Stamps: Polar party, pennant parade
Paper: Crumb cake, garden green, in color (2011-2012) DSP stack, watercolor
Ink: Crumb cake, garden green, pool party, white craft
Accessories: Silver smooch accent ink, circle punch, pool party ruffled ribbon, houndstooth & stripes embossing folder, basic pearls, modern label punch, white embossing powder
I had a hard time deciding which embossing folder to use here! I was going to go with the snow burst folder or the linen one but in the end I thought the houndstooth was more "woodsy" and fitting with my inspiration picture and color combo. I did know I wanted to use the stripes folder for the main panel in crumb cake. I also sponged it lightly for added depth. I colored in the stars lightly with the smooch accent ink. I wanted to make them yellow but I didn't want to add any more colors and I thought the silver would be more with my theme. I think I like it!
Polar party is a fun set to color so it might be popping back up on the blog again! I just love those trees! It's kind of a style that I don't normally like and is outdated but I think it's coming back and I kind of like it:-) Funny how things come and go and tastes change!
Now go find your own pinspiration!
Happy stamping (and pinning, hehe)!