Saturday, September 22, 2012

Getting creative inspiration from shopping?

Any excuse is a good excuse to go shopping! Right?

Today is day 6 of the awesome Kickstart Online Card Class that I am taking. Over the past couple of days, they have talked about getting inspiration from going “shopping” both inside your own craft room with supplies that you haven’t used in a while in addition to going window shopping online or in a retail store. Some of the teachers talked about window shopping in craft stores while others like to window shop at non-craft stores for inspiration.

I did both today. First I did a little window shopping online and found this really cool bedding set on Walmart’s website of all places. I loved the stark black and white contrast and the beautiful botanical pattern.


Then I decided to shop my own craft room and found a couple of old Gina K stamp sets that I forgot I had that I thought would be perfect for my card. One was even brand new and had never seen any ink! Oh my! I knew I had to use it. *Ü*

This is what I came up with...


I used some PTI black cardstock and CTMH White Daisy ink. After I stamped the image and the background, I felt like it needed a little tiny pop of color to separate the front panel from the background, so I added a 1/8" border of Tulip cardstock and I think it helped. I also added some 3-D Foam Tape to the panel to give it a bit of dimension. It’s hard to see in the photo, but it does have dimension. I promise. LOL!

Looking at the inspiration photo again, I think I may make an envelope liner by random stamping a small botanical pattern with some gray ink.

What has inspired you to create today? *Ü*

16 comments:

  1. Wow wonderful card from a wonderful inspiration piece

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  2. Wow, I love the inspiration you chose and the card is perfect! The white ink looks fab, wish we could get that in the UK!

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    1. Thank you Carole. Pigment ink is always a little tricky for me to work with. I tend to get it all over my fingers and then it gets on everything. LOL!

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  3. Love your card and inspiration piece!

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  4. Too funny...I just created a card based on inspiration from a black, cream and red bedspread in a magazine layout. I used the stamp set from the Avonlea WOTG. Your card is stunning.

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    1. Great minds think alike Lynn. *Ü* I'd love to see your card.

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  5. I am taking the Kick Start class too! Haven't had time to do any of my homework, but look forward to it soon. Your card is beautiful. Might have to use it as my inspiration! Thanks for sharing. Robin B.

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    1. Thank you Robin. I'd love to see some of your cards when you find time. I hope you will post links in the class forum. *Ü*

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  6. I guess we all feel that you deserve your fabulous craft room if this is indicative of what comes out of it. :-)

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    1. Aww. Thanks for the sweet comment. *Ü*

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  7. Beautiful and classy.... Pierrette

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  8. That is a great color combo, very sharp looking!

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