For the August 2015 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
, Nichole Heady gave us this gorgeous inspiration photo to start the creative cogs turning and before I knew it, I had two cards to share.
For me, it was the warm color rainbow that jumped out of the photo. Loving this palette, I inked a white cardstock panel with shades of yellow, orange, pink and red before diecutting it with the Cover Plate: Waves die. The frame portion of the diecut was used as a stencil/guide to adhere the pieces to a white card base.
A Scripted die and stamp are paired to create the sentiment on the largest inked piece.
I didn't have any plans to make a card with the leftover frame part of die cut, but it sat on my desk staring at me for a couple of days and the wheels kept turning in my head. When rotated to a vertical orientation, the lines reminded me of the long ropes of wool drying in the inspiration photo. I decided to experiment with making a shaker card divided into sections based on the wavy lines.
After adhereing a transparency to the inked frame, a second diecut was cut from fun foam. Not all the long wavy pieces were needed, so a few were clipped off where they met the frame, leaving three main sections to fill with microbeads & confetti that reinforced the colors of that section.
It is easy to see from the side angle where the fun foam lines block the beads from moving between the different sections. Some of the smaller enclosed spaces have a few beads as well. The celebrate die cut is adhered at the point where the wavy lines are closest, give the impression that the sentiment is pulling the lines together.
The card on the left came out exactly the way I pictured it in my head after seeing the inspiration photo and the card on the right is a really happy accident. It took me a few days to admit it is the one I like more :)
I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else was inspired this month!
Thanks for stopping by,