Hello! Although craft time has been somewhat limited during our very busy school holidays, I carved out a little time yesterday while the Mini Papercrafts
There’s two points of easy inspiration for me when I’m sort on time to explore the creative journey – CASEing a card and using a challenge. These cards ended up being a combination of the two.
CASEing the Catty Challenge #302 was to CASE a floral project and Just Add Ink #538 had a brilliant sketch.
So with those two sources of inspiration and a handful of new products at my fingertips, I decided on getting the new Wrapped Bouquet bundle inky.
Here’s the catalogue inspiration photo from the Wrapped Bouquet page…
Using the layouts, styling and DSP patterns from the inspiration photos, and keeping the Wrapped Bouquet bundle as the centrepiece, these are my versions –
You can see that I changed just enough of the design to make it my own, but used enough of the inspiration samples to make designing cards while on limited crafting time easy & pleasant.
For the first card (top left), I changed up the background to match the Just Add Ink inspiration photo – moving the black & white squared DSP from a whole background to smaller rectangle and then adding in another one using the same DSP pattern as used in the other sample. These DSPs are both from the Well Suited DSP.
I chose a one tone colour palette on each card to go with the neutrals (black, white, grey) as the pop of colour. This card is Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose – I seem to be on a pink run at the moment!
This bouquet from the stamp set is my favourite of the two, so I used on both cards, but there is another floral bouquet option. The Wrapped Bouquet stamp set coordinates with the Wrapped Flowers Dies which cuts out the whole stamp perfectly. There’s also a die in the set which cuts out a rectangle with crease lines to turn it into the paper for the bottom of the bouquet, but the stamped version was cute, so I’ll save that for another project.
The second card uses the layout of the catalogue card (bottom right), with a different colour palette. I love a good layout and this one was too good to mess with so I changed up the colours. Mint flowers – yes please!!!
In keeping with my mesh of the two catalogue cards, I’ve included the black & white squared DSP for one of the strips. The other is Mint Macaron. as well as Pretty Peacock for the tag and Soft Sea Foam for the leaves – in keeping with a one tone pop of colour. The flowers are coloured with Soft Sea Foam & Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.
The magic question for the rest of the week – will I get any more time at the craft table??? There’s only a few more days of school holidays here in Western Australia and then summer break is over. We’ll be back to early morning wake ups, packed lunches and some sort of a routine! As much as I’ve missed getting inky, I’ve loved having the kids home and getting out and about every day! Why can’t we have it all??? 🙂