Sometimes things just fall together so perfectly and this was one of those times. I made this card is less than 10 minutes!
Not so shabby for a quick card, huh? Want to know my secret? I thought you did. I’ll tell you in one word. Inspiration!
I got my inspiration from the Paper Players sketch challenge this week. I saw their sketch and immediately thought that this sketch would be a great way to show off the beautiful paper from the Share What You Love Specialty DSP. Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron pair together so beautifully (I’m so glad that Stampin’ Up! brought Mint Macaron back!) and I knew I wanted to use that color combination. The more I thought about it, I knew I wanted to use the new “Subtle” Textured Impression Embossing Folder and of course, the Lovely Floral TIEF which is in the same product suite as the DSP. The Share What You Love DSP is so striking with the pearlized finish that a little strip is enough to create some ‘wow’!
Let’s take a look at the sketch: And here’s another look at my card:
Because I immediately ‘saw’ what I wanted to make with this sketch, and knew what colors to use, I was able to get right down to business and cut cardstock to size, emboss, glue, and stamp the sentiment and finish off the card with a couple of coordinating Tranquil Tide pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. This literally took less than 10 minutes from start to finish!
Can you see the subtle texture in the Tranquil Tide layer? That is from the new Subtle TIEF. It looks very much the same as the ‘textured’ cardstock that Stampin’ UP! used to sell, probably about 10 years ago. As the name implies, it’s a very subtle finish, but enough to give more interest than a plain piece of cardstock. I think this will be showing up in many more of my projects!
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Have you ever been inspired by something you’ve seen to create something? Have you ever just ‘seen’ something that you can go right to your craft room and just make it? Feel free to leave a comment about a time when this happened to you.
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