Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Little Inspiration

Good morning Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!  I have two cards to share with you today that were made with the help of "A Little Inspiration."  Sometimes my creativity needs a jump about you?   When that happens, there are several places I go for a little inspiration!  This past Saturday, Korin suggested RedEnvelope for the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. There I found a giraffe platter that inspired my Embossed Silhouettes card.

The beautiful silhouette image from the new Nature Silhouettes clear stamp set was stamped with VersaMark ink and clear embossed.  The stripes were masked, then sponged with distress inks.  The frame was made by cutting ovals out of the Select White and Blueberry Sky panels.  The white panel was then dry embossed with a Sizzix folder and a canvass impression plate after the sentiment from the Season of Change set was stamped at the bottom.  Piercing, pearls, and a bow were added.

My second card was inspired by the "Hump Day" #41 Challenge on the SNSS Forum over at Splitcoaststampers. I happen to be hosting the challenge today which is a photo from a favorite inspiration spot, A Creative Mint.

The rosettes were made to represent the cupcake papers in the photo.  The stars, the rhinestones, and the pop of red were also inspired by the photo!  The Seeing Spots clear stamp set, the Star Die Set, Vintage Postcard, and the Pennants and More Die Sets were used to make the elements on top of the rosettes.  I hope you'll have a chance to check out the "Hump Day" Challenge and play along, especially if your creativity needs a little jump start!

Thanks for stopping by and have an inspiring week!

Hugs to You!


Lori said...

These are amazing! I want to learn how to do both of these....right now! The first one is so pretty and the second so cute! Great job!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Cathy. Great design elements on both!