Saturday, September 10, 2016

Inspiration Saturday #30-2016

Inspiration is all around us.  Today the designers looked to this picture for theirs -

I love the look of Robbie's card -

I loved the blue barn in this photo.  All supplies are Stampin’ Up.  I remembered our Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack had a piece of paper that was blue and looked like wood.  I decided to use it for a panel on my card.  I wrapped some linen thread around my designer series paper several times and tied a bow.  I attached this panel to my Crumb Cake card base.  I stamped my sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Pool Party in onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I used the
Project Life Corner rounder punch to round the opposite corners of the card stock.  I cute a piece of Crumb Cake card stock a little larger than the Whisper White and rounded opposite corners like the Whisper White.  I attached the Whisper White to the Crumb Cake then attached this piece to the lower right hand corner of my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Patterned paper is a great way to create a quick card. ~ Robbie

Kimberly created this beauty - 

Today's photo inspired me to use a scenic stamp.  For this card, I chose Penny Black's Hidden Lane.  To create the look of a snowy winter day, watercolor paper is a good substrate. I lightly inked the sky area with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with an ink blending tool. I left the bottom of the paper white to create the snow. I applied Distress Mini Ink Pads to the stamp as follows:  Pine Needles/Pine Tree, Gathered Twigs/Tree Branches, Ground Espresso/fence and Stormy Sky/ground shadows.  While holding the stamp at arms length, I gave it one light spray of water.  To create the illusion of snow, the ink shouldn't be too wet. Stamp onto watercolor paper.  I trimmed the panel down to the size of the stamp, since it is smaller than a size A2 card.   I selectively inked the edges of the panel with like colors of distress ink. The card base is top folded size A2. 

Get inspired today. - Denise


  1. Well, I really like the inspiration piece, but I LOVE what you have done with your cards, both of you.