Thursday, February 10, 2011

How About MORE Inspiration?

Here's a card I did that I just love. 
First of all, it's purple.  I love purple almost as much as I love red.  I sprayed the plain white card base and sentiment piece with watered down palette reinkers--talk about a quick and easy way to cover "white space"! 
I stamped the purple piece with a background stamp from "Vintage Backgrounds, T-3224, using white ink. 
Made the flower out of regular computer paper (or bond paper).  I sprayed the various layers of flowers with the same watered down palette reinkers, let it all dry, then inked the edges with a black pad.  It's all held together with a rhinestone brad.
Of course, you can substitute the paper flower with a silk flower or anything else that meets your fancy!

Here's a close-up of my sentiment piece.  I just LOVE all the dots and soft splashes of color!  Just LOVE it.   I used the "Bless Your Heart" set, TA-3238.  Just reading the words in this set, makes me happy! 

Here's an up-close look at my paper flower!  El cheapo bond paper becomes a beautiful flower.  Love it!!!

Here's a card I made using "Victorian Charm," T-3421.  I love the artwork in this set, and I especially love this grape girl.

A closer look at her beautiful crown. I added sparkle to it by using the clear Stardust Gel Pen (I don't think I can stamp without this pen!). And I added red stickles to add MORE bling.
You may not have noticed but here are the layers for this card.  I glued a doiley to the black piece.  Then I took a piece of acetate and glue it to the doiley (glued in the center only).
Then I glued my grape girl to the acetate.

Can you see all the layers? 
If you're wondering why I did this--had I glued the grape girl piece to the doiley, I don't think the doiley would have stayed pretty for long.  But with the acetate piece over it, it's now protected AND I love how the acetate makes the whole card SHINE.

Ready for more inspiration?  How's this one?
I think I CASE'd the basic layout of the card from somewhere!!!  It's a GREAT card layout; it would work for so many of the stamps you already have--I just know it!!!! 
For my card, I used "Damask Backgrounder," T-3276, (gosh, I LOVE this set) along the left side. 
For the words and tree, I used one of my favorite sets, "Love & Laughter," T-2981.
What I want to point is something I did that you may not have thought to do.

Take a look at this piece.  Notice the tree? 
The tree wasn't quite large enough for me, so after I stamped it once, I turned the stamp upside down and stamped just the branch part of the stamp, making the tree look taller/bigger! 

So, there you have it!  Some more bits of inspiration for you!  Now, go out there and


Chelsea said...

Awesome card Yuki ... Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow

Debra Hensley said...

You Rock, Yuki!! I love all three cards! I can't get enough of that stardust gelly pen either. Love the reinker technique. Great Job!!

Teresa Jenkins said...

They are all great! Love the flower!