I'm back today sharing my card I created for the new Inspired by all the little things challenge! I had so much fun working on this bright and cheerful spring card!
Isn't this photo so beautiful and full of amazing inspiration? It makes me want to jump right and in and sit a spell! I decided use a new to me stamp set from Papertrey Ink. It's been around a while, and I bought it a few months ago, but this is the first time I got it inky! I just love the different possibilities with this Friendly Flowers stamp set and I can't wait to experiment with it some more!
To begin, I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Mix and Mat: Pretty Brackets die; my favorite white cardstock is Stamper's Select White cardstock. How about you? What is your favorite? I'm actually planning on doing a comparison of white cardstocks if anyone is interested. Leave a comment and I will work on putting something together.
After it was die cut, I ran it through my Cuttlebug again using the Hexagon Coverplate die, but I used the tan embossing mat with it so it just embossed it rather than die cut it. I ran a second piece of scrap paper through my Cuttlebug, but this time I omitted the brown mat and let it cut it as it was intended for. I wanted to create a few of the actual hexagon images using the Happy Hexagons mini stamp set to add to the card.
I took all of my color cues from the photo and stamped an assortment of hexagons. I added them to the embossed pretty bracket piece using foam squares. I was trying to achieve the look of one of the gorgeous quilts that have scalloped binding. Once I got all of the pieces arranged, I adhered it to a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of white cardstock that I had scored at 1/4 inch intervals lengthwise. If you look closely at the tablecloth in the photo, it has stripes just like this. I really like the extra detail it gives the card.
Once that was done, I got to work creating a bunch of different flowers. I wasn't quite sure how everything worked together since this was the first time I used this set, but I liked the combinations that I came up with. I used A LOT of foam squares putting this card together~ LOL! I thought button centers would be super sweet for this design, so I added three little white ones to the center of each flower. The sentiment is heat embossed in white onto a strip of Smokey Shadow cardstock. I liked how the black and white placecard photo looked, so I wanted to add some dark and light contrast as well. I added a few sparkling clear sequins and then added the entire focal panel to an A2 Spring Moss cardbase. I hope you'll join us for this challenge! Thanks for fluttering by!
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