Friday, December 12, 2008

Be Inspired!

This week I thought I'd end things a little differently. Since Christmas card season in upon us (and I'm not talking about the making of them, I'm talking about the receiving of them), I thought it'd be fun to find a design you like and then make your own version of it. If you haven't received any really inspiring designs, feel free to check out some of websites. We received this card- the company on the back says Golden Gallery (just did a google search, nothing seemed to pop). Anyway, so here's my inspiration piece.
I did a few things differently. For one thing, I went with even scallops, added an extra layer of silver, also went with Baja Breeze as my blue, and I used a non-uniform patterned paper. I'm pretty sure you can pick up the resemblance though! I really wanted to add beads of silver, but the patterned paper I chose just didn't work with that concept. I didn't want to ruin it by stamping and embossing any other designs or even dotting it with a gel pen. I just left it, and added the silver scalloped layer instead.
I would love to see your take on this challenge. Find a manufactured card you love and recreate it!
Supplies:
Stamps: Snowflake Serenade
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Ski Slope, Baja Breeze, Brushed Silver
Accessories, etc.: Scalloped rectangle & circle nests, silver EP

4 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is so pretty. Very elegant look.

Lynette said...

Very pretty - I like yours better. I have cased other "store-bought" cards, but no Christmas cards yet.

Oma said...

Clean and simple works for me! Gorgeous cards!

Donelda said...

Hey Natasha, I love your card better than the one being sold by the company!! Nice!!