Finding Inspiration – the ‘new’ Olaf

They say you find inspiration in the strangest places.  I do lots of card design in my head.  Having two little people and a crazy, busy life, lots of my thinking time occurs doing mundane tasks – shower, driving, folding washing….  This one came to me doing the dishes, when I saw the Frozen Kleenex box of tissues the girls had nagged me to buy:


Washing away… and then it struck me – wouldn’t this make a cute card, with the ‘hope your day stacks up to be one good thing on top of another’ sentiment from Sprinkles of Life stamp set (currently available to demos on pre-order, available to stampers everywhere on 2nd June).  So, this is what it looks like in papercraft form:


I used Shimmery White paper as the base, with Pacific Point ink brayered over the top (my brayering technique needs a bit of work!).  The trees are from the ever faithful “Lovely as a Tree” stamp set and then a punch art Olaf using the Gift Bow Bigz die and almost all my builder punches {have I mentioned how awesome these are for punch art???} – owl, bird, tree, cupcake.

Where does inspiration most often hit you?  Please tell me I’m not the only one dreaming up cards while doing housework!?!  Kelly x

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Just Add Ink #245 – Photo Inspiration Challenge

I’m sneaking in another post today so I can add a card to the Just Add Ink #245 Challenge that ends tomorrow.  This was the photo inspiration:


I’ve gone for a card open to geographical interpretation.

Is it golden sun-kissed trees with dandelion puffs floating through the air?


Or is it a traditional card with Christmas trees surrounded by snowflakes?  Let your Christmas preference guide your vision.  Kelly x


Supply List:

Punch: Decorative Label

DSP: Gold Soiree

Specialty Paper: Brushed Gold

Cardstock: Whisper White

Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Good Greetings (retired)

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins