What Inspires Your Cards?

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Are you ever inspired by magazine ads? That’s where my inspiration came from for today’s post… a pair of curtains that had a grid on them in a diamond pattern with flowers. I saw this ad while getting my hair done and had to take a photo of it for future reference! It goes to show that inspiration can strike from anywhere… and at any time!


The grid lines in the curtains really inspired me, so I started off my card by stamping lines from the Grid Lines Two stamp set with a gray ink onto a white cardstock A2 sized card base. Next, I stamped some leafy circles in Bright Buttercup ink and began stamping the floral motifs in Raspberry Fizz ink.


The rest of the centers were filled in with Aqua Mist ink and Summer Sunrise ink. I added a sentiment from With All My Heart stamps.


Last, I wanted to add a cardstock strip and a layered butterfly. I cut the butterfly twice, once from cardstock and once from polka-dot vellum and layered them together with the Color Pop Butterflies die. The little tag was cut with Tiny Tags and stamped with With All My Heart stamps. A piece of twine and an enamel dot finished it off! It was actually a really quick card to make! I couldn’t resist making another one in other colors to go with it.


On the red version of this card, I played around with the butterfly and stamped on the white cardstock layer underneath before adding the vellum butterfly over the top.


Here is the finished card set with the lined/floral stamped backgrounds! (I’m kind of partial to the red one, myself. How about you?)




Thank you for reading our card making feature today! See you next time,


3 thoughts on “What Inspires Your Cards?

  1. Cynthia Gratton says:

    Great ideas and wonderful color combinations too! These cards could be used for so many different occasions as well. I love the subtle butterfly accents, to add that special touch!

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