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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Inspire Me Wednesday with My Creative Time

Good morning and Happy Wednesday!  I'm here to hopefully give you some mid-week inspiration!

A great place for crafty inspiration is Pinterest. It's my go to place when I need a little kickstart:)  I was in the mood for florals today so that's what I searched for. And this showed up...


These are beautiful notebooks with looks like gold embossed letters.  Aren't they gorgeous on the coloured backgrounds?!  I love them all but was especially drawn towards the middle one.  

I started by die cutting a whole bunch of the flowers from the Stitched Pretty Flower and Leaves Die Set  out of some Mixed Media Paper. I was exactly sure what I was going to use on my card so I cut a couple of each!


To add colour to the die cuts, I chose to use Distress Oxide Inks. They blend so beautifully on the Mixed Media paper.  


I created a custom sentiment by using the Lowercase Fun Dies. I wanted to mimic the gold lettering on the notebooks so I swiped some Versamark Ink onto a piece of white cardstock and covered it with gold embossing powder. This created gold, shiny cardstock!



I thought at first I'd use a blue card base and adhere the sentiment and florals directly to it. I decided that I "needed" a bit of white on my project, so I ended up cutting a blue cardstock panel with the largest of the XOXO Border Dies and adhering that to a white card base.  To put the card together, I started by adhering the "hello" onto the blue panel.


Once that was on, it was just a matter of arranging the flowers.  I used a combination of liquid and foam adhesive to place the flowers.


As an after thought I decided to add a little gold heart that was die cut out of the same gold paper I created.


Although it's hard to see in the photos, I added a bit of sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.

I hope I gave you a little inspiration today!! Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Enjoy the rest of your week!!!!

Until next time...

Laurie









7 comments:

  1. Oh My Goodness What a Gorgeous Card. Your Inking Technique sure made for Beautiful flowers! Love the colors! Love too your Technique for your Sentiment that gold is so pretty!! You so did a Super Outstanding Creative job as you Spread your Craftabulous Inspiration using Miss Emma's awesome goodies. YOU so ROCK!!

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  2. Gorgeous! I LOVE what you created! That gold really pops!

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  3. Great way to make your own gold paper...I love how it looks on your card. Beautiful job.
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  4. Very pretty card and looks pretty easy once all the flowers are cut. Great idea!!

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  5. This turned out so beautifully. The gold sentiment really makes it, with the soft colours in the background. xx

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