Monday, August 10, 2009

Finding inspiration

I have to confess, I'm not the most creative or original when it comes to card making. Many (most) of my ideas come from things I've spotted on other people's blogs. Another blog I go to for inspiration is Hemidemisemiquaver Design Blog. I love Becky's creation that she did for the PTI design team challenge. The challenge was to use 4 or more different patterned papers in one card. When I read that, I admit I was pretty skeptical about how that could look good. One look at her card set and I was converted. Here's my take on her layout---you can see I wasn't as brave, I stuck with a monochromatic color scheme.

Cardstock: PTI White, black and smokey shadow
Sentiment: PTI Everyday Classics
DP: PTI, Daisy Bucket Dinner with friends and Cocktail Party. Also one little scrap of paisley paper that I've long since forgotten the details on.
Flower embellishment: Making Memories Black Tie

This one uses the PTI raspberry fizz DP.

Sentiment: PTI Handwritten notes
Cardstock: PTI white and raspberry fizz
Ink, DP, button, ribbon: PTI raspberry fizz

Another great place for inspiratory is Nichole Heady's blog. I love what she did here with the On my couch and Damask designs I CASE'd it. I also love how a lot of bloggers are using decorative paper inside their cards. It adds such a nice touch. It also helps me to use up some of this DP that I've been hoarding!!!

Cardstock: PTI kraft, white, and enchanted evening
Stamps: On my couch, Damask designs

Where do you go when you need a little crafting inspiration?

Happy crafting!


Janelle said...

Blogs sure are a great place to find inspiration, aren't they? And, it looks like we have many favorites in common! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to make several comments. It was great to have you visit!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Great inspiration! I have a friend who does papercrafts and I will be giving her the link to your blog. Fabulous!