How is this for inspiration?
Look at what a beautiful card Colleen designed -
I was inspired by the beauty of the blue fall sky against the fluffy white clouds. So I chose to do a card in that same shade of blue with white. Jennifer McGuire teaches a cool technique called "Five Ways to use Background Dies". Choosing one of those techniques, I die cut one of my background dies onto blue paper, leaving the positive and negative parts in the die cut. Carefully, I flipped the die over so the paper side was flipped up (die side down). I placed foam tape pieces onto the positive parts of the image, being careful to keep it in place on the die cut. Then, I carefully placed another blue piece of cardstock in 4.25 x 5.50 over the positive taped image, rubbing my hands over it to transfer it onto the 4.25 x 5.5 cardstock. (Save the negative part of the image, it can be used for one of the other Five Ways to use Background Dies.) Now I have this very cool, perfectly positioned die cut that just POPS off the page! I added Spectrum Sparkle glitter over the die pieces to give it some shimmer and shine. I stamped a sentiment on a small piece of white cardstock and placed it over the die pieces, being careful not to cover up too much of the focal point. Finally, I added a butterfly in the same colors as the rocks and grass from that photo for a pop of color.
Gracie also designed a great card -
- My card seems a far stretch from the photo but I played off the colors. I don't know the maker of the stamp. It was stamped with Memento Luxe - Tuxedo Black ink then embossed with clear embossing powder. I used colored pencils to color the image then sponged Tim Holtz Distress Inks (mustard seed & peacock feathers. The image is mounted twice on black cs. The sentiment was printed on the computer. I mounted the panel on a gold cs card base. I added some bronze enamel dots. ~ Gracie
The photo inspiration days are some of my favorites because I am always amazed how differently the designers think, but how beautiful their cards come out. See how inspired you can be - Denise