Results of Color Inspiration #1 [and more!]
Hey all! Happy Wednesday!
So last week was a little crazy as I’m still trying to figure out a happy medium between working on things for me as well as working on things that need to get done. [This adulting thing can be rough.] However, if you’ll remember I posted this color scheme as some inspiration:
I found some time to get into my crafty palace and I managed to make a card with this color scheme. Since I predominantly use Papertrey Ink’s paper, stamps and ink, I found the colors that best matched up to the inspiration piece.
Soft Stone is a warm gray color that’s super light. Mint Julep is one of PTI’s newer colors and I’m kind of falling in love with it. My Aqua Mist had some sort of issue [I think after I used my re-inker] so the packaging is not as pretty as the other perfect colors, but the ink still works well. The pink shade I chose was Berry Sorbet which just reminds me of all things happy. When I’m planning out a card I usually use the little cubes of ink to help me plan which pieces will be what color. Sometimes it is easier for me than having full sheets of paper out.
Onto the card! I actually decided to go the route of using mostly paper with minimal stamping. I used Aqua Mist for the card base and I ran about 3/4 of the card front through my Vagabond using one of the We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folders. Holy amazingness. I have a handful of these folders and I really need to use them more often. They pack such a punch of texture. This pattern resembles that of a quilted stitch and I thought that it would compliment the circles near the top of the card. I punched two small circles out of Mint Julep cardstock and one larger circle out of Soft Stone. I used a small foam dauber to add some coordinating ink to the edges of the circles – an old school technique but always a good one! I cut a small strip of Berry Sorbet cardstock and using my scissors I cut two little notches into either side to give it the banner feel. I used another PTI ink color [Smokey Shadow] to stamp the sentiment “thank you” from this perfect little stamp set near the right side of the banner. I adhered everything to the card base and made sure to overlap all the elements for cohesive balance. I of course added some sequins for additional detail. They help reinforce the circular feel as well as draw your eye around the card. They were an interesting clear color which actually plays well off of whatever color they are adhered to.
Here’s an up close view of the layered circles as well as the sequins.
To be both a little different and to stand out, I embossed the flap of the envelope with the same texture as the bottom of the card. I think this is a fun little detail that is unexpected when the person receives the card. This last photo shows a sneak of the flap with the card. Just ignore those crazy shadows.
So that’s what I made this past week. While I had my supplies out, I actually made two cards that were the exact same and I hand delivered one to a friend and mailed one out as part of Project Happy Mail 2017. If I haven’t mentioned this plan previously, my goal is to send at least one card a week to brighten someone’s day! Who doesn’t love getting mail that isn’t is a bill and is fun and colorful and unexpected? Plus, it’ll keep me creating and crafting which is always a good thing!
So keeping up with that idea, here’s my color inspiration for week two:
I’ve never in my life been a fan of the color gold, but within the last six months I have been deeply drawn to it! I’m looking forward to this challenge and using these cooler colors.
Here’s some additional details of my life and adventures over this past week—I’m currently:
[binge] watching: Breaking Bad [again. We have one episode left in the series and it is so good, even after all this time. Not that I’m promoting drug use or distribution. But it’s fantastically written. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. You’ll be addicted.
eating: like a rabbit. I’m on a kick of your typical 5-year old snacks. Goldfish crackers, carrots [real, not fake baby carrots] and celery, yogurt with granola, strawberries and bananas, and a variety of salads. Also drinking more water.
pinning: all the pins about crochet & knitting love. I sort of taught myself to crochet with the help of an inspiring friend and YouTube and am almost finished with a ginormous rainbow striped blanket. It’s an easy simple stitch over and over and it has some mistakes but I made it and that’s awesome. As soon as it’s 100% done, I’ll share a photo.
feeling: slightly overwhelmed with all that I’m trying to do and get done. Also, excited about decor for Valentine’s Day.
crafting: I’m working on making pom poms out of yarn and this awesome tool [thanks for enabling me Jennifer McGuire!] for a Valentine’s Day garland. I splurged on some awesome decor items [thanks Target!] and am all about the garlands and hand crafted decor.
Hopefully your week [and month] is off to a splendid start! Thanks for visiting!