There's a fun new Inspired By Challenge starting today that is sure to get your creative juices flowing! I really like this challenge because I usually end up by making a card that I never would have otherwise, like today's card!
I was inspired by the buffalo check napkins, the perforations in the graham crackers, the silver holders and the chocolate bars, of course!
As I stared at the inspiration photo, like I usually do each week to really let the details soak in, I was wondering what pattern paper I would use. Thank heavens a light bulb went off and I realized that I had the PERFECT stamp to make my own paper! I love the Taylored Expressions Buffalo Check Background stamp so much and have used it for quite a few projects, but it was absolutely an exact match for today's card!
I stamped it using an old SU! pad called Riding Hood Red and then added some PTI Pure Poppy over the top to get the right color!
I knew that I would be using some type of die that included some perforations that looked like those found on graham crackers, but the whole direction of the card took a turn when I chose to use the Classic Edgers Die set . I love these so much! I used them on one of my favorite card sets that you can see HERE. Anyway, I just love the amazing detail they provide. Since these had a feminine twist, I decided to bring in some flowers as well. I die cut the "chocolate" letters to spell "HUGS" using the Adore Alphabet dies and popped them up onto the scalloped Kraft piece. Once that was done, I was able to add the cute flower bouquet that I stamped and colored from the Floral Elements stamp set.
The "everything will be okay" sentiment, which is from the Blooming Bouquet stamp set,is embossed in silver to bring in the silver from the holders that the s'more fixings were in. I added a few Pinkfresh Studios Essentials Jewel Mix gems here and there. They look like a marshmallow color in real life, but of course they pick up a lot of colors while I am trying to photograph! Once everything was done, I added some chocolate ink splatter at the top for some extra graham-y detail! I hope you'll join us this week! Thanks for fluttering by!