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!!!