Thursday, May 16, 2024

Project Inspiration {Berry Sweet}

Hello and welcome, friends! It's my turn for this month's Project Inspiration from Papertrey Ink! I'm sharing all of the step-by-step photos that are included in the newsletter, but I will add  more details to explain the process even more. One of my fabulous and supportive blog readers asked a question about one of my cards during the March release; I had mentioned that I used inspiration from Pinterest and she wanted to know more about that. I decided to incorporate that answer into this post as well, so Becky, this is for YOU!! Thank you for your sweet support and kind words!

I have saved things on Pinterest that pop up on my feed that 1. remind me of a stamp set I have 2. remind me of a die set I have 3. I like the colors 4. I like the theme etc. Hopefully you get the idea. For today's card I was inspired by a baby shower invite that I had saved. When I saw the truck and the berries it reminded me of the Patriot die collection and the Sweet Celebration Die so it went to the inspiration folder! 
To begin, I die cut all of the pieces for the truck from white cardstock and then colored them with Spun Sugar, Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral, and a touch of Festive Berries.
This is the inspiration photo.

I assembled the truck using liquid glue and then cut and colored the leaves, flowers, and berries using the same technique as the truck.

I used the Exquisite Leaf Frame Hot Foil Plate and champagne foil on a panel of Berry Sorbet cardstock and trimmed it down. I used the Nifty Plaid Background Stamp using Fresh Snow ink and then die cut the panel using the middle size in the Love to Layer: Rectangles. I also die cut my favorite in the On the Edge: Scallops Collection from Pale Peony cardstock.

I adhered the scalloped piece to the hot foil panel and added it to an A2 card base using foam squares. I also added the plaid panel using additional foam squares.

I stamped the sentiment, which is one of my favorites and is included in the Feathered Friends Mini 3 stamp set, in black ink and then die cut it using the smallest die in the Love to Layer: Delightful Brackets. I placed the truck and then the sentiment above it using foam squares.

I filled the truck with foliage and berries and one berry blossom. I also tucked bits and pieces underneath the truck and off the side of the sentiment.

I ended up with quite a few pieces left over, so I will most likely put them to good use!

I added glitter to the leaves, berries, and flowers for sparkle and shine! As you can see, the inspiration photo was a great starting off point, but from there, I just had fun doing my own thing! This card was a joy to create! Thanks for fluttering by!



Whimsey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE, love every single thing about this and thank you for explaining your inspiration process and all that goes in to it, always very helpful! Absolutely beautiful, in every way!

Cindy H. said...

Kelly, what an amazing card! Love EVERY little detail on the card. I'd also like to thank you for all the details and tips that you share. I know that must take a lot of your time but please know that it is so appreciated!!

Christine said...

This is swoon-worthy and jaw-dropping! Absolutely love the artful layers, perfect color selections and the amazing way it echoes the shower invitation. I treasure cards....this one is sure to be kept for a long, long time!