Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Around The World On Wednesday January Blog Hop Favorite Inspiration

It's time to start the New Year off with the Around The World On Wednesday Blog Hop and this month our theme is our Favorite Inspiration. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their projects and ideas that reflect their sources of creative inspiration. 
I am often inspired by the things I see around me every day. It can be a scene I see outside or colors of clothing in a store. Sometimes it is the pattern in a fabric, such as the mask I got for Christmas recently. It was this particular source of inspiration that I chose to use today to create my card design. As soon as I saw the pattern on my mask, I immediately connected it with one of the designs in the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (item #155223), which is one of the Level 1 Rewards that you can earn for Free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration. As you can see in the photo above, they coordinate beautifully. 
The colors in the designer series paper are remarkably similar to the colors in the design of my mask, and I used these colors to create my card design. I chose to use Basic Black, Granny Apple Green and White with a touch of Daffodil Delight and Gold as accents. I love the way the Granny Apple Green brings out the colors in the designer series paper and how it pops against the Basic Black background. I used the Medium Daisy Punch to create the embellishment to tie in with the background and I colored the center of the daisy with Pool Party Classic Ink so that it looked similar to the background daisies. The center of the daisy was created using a flower die cut with the Hippo & Friends Dies from Daffodil Delight cardstock. I applied the color to the daisy using a Sponge Dauber to give it a soft hint of blue. For a touch of shimmer, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the petals and the center of the daisy. 
Products Used:
Approaching Perfection stamp set (item #155282) Level 1 
Sale-a-bration Reward
Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (item #155223) Level 1 
Sale-a-bration Reward
Hippo & Friends Dies (item #153585)
Medium Daisy Punch (item #149517)
Basic Black Cardstock (item #121045)
Granny Apple Green Cardstock (item #146990)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock (item #119683)
Pool Party Classic Ink Pad (item #147107)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Gold Embossing Powder (item #109129)
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Sponge Daubers (item #141714)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Basic Black Cardstock Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Granny Apple Green Cardstock
- Layer 5 1/4" x 4"
-For Label die cut with Hippo & Friends Dies
White Cardstock
- To create Medium Daisy punch out two with the Medium Daisy Punch
- Die cut Sentiment Label using Hippo & Friends Dies
Flower & Field Designer Series Paper Layer - 5" x 3 3/4"
This beautiful clean and simple card is perfect for a variety of occasions. I chose to create a birthday card using the Approaching Perfection stamp set (item #155282) which is also a Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward that you can earn Free with a qualifying order. I love the fun sentiments in this stamp set and I chose to heat emboss the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder for a touch of elegance. I decided not to add any bling or ribbon but instead let the designer series paper be the star of this design. I love that the inspiration I got from my mask, led me to create this simply beautiful card that I can send to brighten someone's day. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design and inspiration source will help inspire you to look at the world around you in a way that will spark your creativity. You will be amazed at all the possibilities. 
Now it's time to visit Elaine's blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Love your card and the way it totally matches your mask!!

  2. Thanks for sharing you happy, upbeat card. It's lovely!

  3. What a beautiful way to showcase those birthday sentiments!

  4. Love the mask inspiration. Such a summary of the times we live in.

  5. Love your inspiration and the daisies! Such a cheerful card that would brighten someone's special day.

  6. Love the mask! Your card really showcases the pretty paper and the fun sentiment!

  7. Lovely design and a great match to your mask