Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I am often ask how I get inspired. Inspiration comes from many places. I love to look at color combinations from catalogs, home decor magazines and from nature itself.

As I've matured, my tastes and color preferences have changed. Ten years ago I would've turned my head at all the warm colors I find myself being pulled towards nowadays.

Today's card celebrates the stamper I've become. Over the years I've learned to incorporate some items that may instill fear at first. For example, I now love to use patterned paper on projects way beyond the scope of scrapbooking. It's rare to find a card of mine without some ribbon or embellishment on it. They've become part of my signature style.

Today's project focuses on some of my favorites (old and new):
  • Silhouette Stamps
  • Patterned Paper
  • Earth Elements cardstock and inks
  • sponging effects
  • brads and ribbon

I love this new "Inspired by Nature" stamp set by Stampin' Up!. I can achieve so many looks with just one stamp set by altering the technique that I use. Today I used Poppin' Pastels to achieve the soft and muted look to these cone flowers. I just love the effect!!

Here's the recipe in case you want to recreate this GOJUS (as Jan Tink would say) card!!!!

stamp sets: Inspired by Nature, Canvas

ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip

paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Bella Rose DSP, Very Vanilla

accessories: Vintage Brads, Chocolate Chip narrow grosgrain ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, sponge daubers, Chalk Pastels, sponges

Until tomorrow.....Happy Stamping everyone!!!


Mary Davidson said...

Patti, this is absolutely lovely. Beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

this is absolutely GOJUS!!!! I can't wait to get all my new goodies. this stamp set is one of my faves!!!!