Saturday, May 6, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things Guest Designer

Leigh Penner of To the Full asked me to be a guest designer on the Inspired by All the Little Things blog.  This is a first for me and such an honor!  The inspiration photo for challenge #55 is so gorgeous with its cluster of spring florals on a distressed aqua chair.  I knew it would make a lovely Mother's Day card.

I had the Cutaway Tags: Spring stamp set and die sitting on my desk from a recent Papertrey Ink order waiting to be put away.  One glance told me it would be perfect for this challenge!

I already had this card base in my scrap drawer.  It's a piece of Soft Sky cardstock that was embossed with the Swirls folder by Tim Holtz and glued to a white card base.  The white doily came as a thank you freebie from a Verve Stamps order several months ago.  When I realized that the Cutaway Tags: Spring die fit within the doily, I had to use it too!  :)

I cut the Cutaway Tags: Spring die from white and kraft cardstock.  On the white one, I stamped the matching flowers and leaves using a variety of ink colors.  Obviously, my choices were determined by the inspiration photo.  I cut off all the flowers on the kraft one so it would frame all the stamped flowers.  It is such a cool look!  I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and embossed with white powder.

After finishing all the pieces, I decided that my flowers needed some extra oomph, so I sprayed the white piece with Perfect Pearls mist.  Oh my gosh, it looks so cool in real life!  Hopefully you can see the shimmer in the close-up photo.  It softened the colors and added a pearly sheen.  I really love it!

Isn't that gorgeous?!  I also added another layer of white underneath to give the whole piece more dimension and lift it off of the doily background.  (cut with the same die)  I love the texture of the doily showing through the flowers.

Thanks to Leigh and the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge blog for featuring me!  Now I'm finished with both Mother's Day cards for this year.  This one is definitely my favorite. You can see the other one at my blog post here.

Stamps:  Cutaway Tags: Spring (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  VersaMark; Classic Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Primrose Petals, Barely Banana, Peekaboo Peach, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  White, Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Soft Sky (Stampin' Up)
Misc:  Cutaway Tags: Spring die (Papertrey Ink); Swirls embossing folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Perfect Pearls mist (Ranger)