Monday, April 7, 2008

Anywhere Inspiration

Hello! You know you can get inspiration from anywhere! I had a really good friends Bridal shower and bachlorette party last Saturday and I created a gift basket. I bought a basket (on sale, no less from Michael's) and filled it with things from her registry. As I was putting things in, I realized that it needed a little something extra. I found these really beautiful embroidered dishtowels from Crate & Barrel. I took the motif and expanded it into a card!

I used Papertrey's Out on a Limb & the flower from Little Lady to replicate the flower design. SU! Pumpkin Pie & Summer Sun were pretty close matches to the flower colors. Cardstock is SU! Chocolate chip & Summer Sun w/PTI Spring Moss & White. To highlight the flower centers, I used markers in pumpkin pie & summer sun then went in with my Sakura Stardust pens to make them sparkly. I also carried the theme on the inside, this picture shows the "sparkliness."

Fine Print:
Stamps: PTI Out on a Limb, Little Lady, Mixed Messages
Paper: PTI Spring Moss, Stampers Select white; SU! Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Palette Burnt Umber, SU! Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Old Olive
Accessories: PTI Spring Moss saddle stiched ribbon, Fiskars Large & med oval punches, Sakura stardust gel pens, SU! Ticket Corner punch, MM Rhinestone brads

Here is the final product if you'd like to see!

Thanks for looking!


Kelsey said...

Love this gift set you created!
And how cool is that your card is featured on Nichole's blog!! Way to go!! :)

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Very pretty card. Love how you got your inspiration. What a great gift. TFS.