Sunday, September 22, 2013

When the ideas come, you just go with! I got my card kit from Simon Says Stamp this weekend and the colors and patterns of the paper are AWESOME!!! My fave color pallet no matter the season.  I looked over the inspiration sheet included, and saw one shape that caught my eye. So, I took that and went with it and did my own thing. This is what came out.

I had a square punch and used that to cut several of a few different patterns. Then I used my corner chomper and rounded two opposite corners...that's the shape I saw. I lined them up into a pattern I was happy with...on that awesome wood grain textured paper in the kit. I chose two...the blue paper...and used dimensionals under those. I wanted interest and not all just flat. I inked the edges a bit as well. 

Then I used a die from My Creative Time and cut the banner shape. Chose a sentiment I liked, stamped it in Potting Soil ink from Ranger's Archival collection. I also added it with dimensional adhesive. To finish it off, I chose several of the sequins included in the kit. I really like how this card turned out. 

So...find a single item or image that inspires you, and try to come up with your own creation using that inspiration. We all get ideas from somewhere, the key not to copy, but turn that inspiration into your own creation that's all your own. Happy Crafting!


  1. Wonderful card!! lovely colors.
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  2. Your card turned out beautiful. I like to make cards with like tiled pieces! Great job!
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  3. This turned out gorgeous, Cheryl! Hoping my kit arrives soon!

  4. AWESOME looking card my friend!!:)