If you stopped by my blog yesterday, you probably stumbled upon the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop with 13 projects featuring the Two-Step Stamping Technique. The first card I made for the hop turned out to now showcase Two-Step Stamping....so I figured I'd save it for later. Well, it's later!
Want to know two of my favorite tricks when trying to kick-start a card? First, I pull out some of my old cards, pop on Pinterest, or visit some of my favorite blogs looking for a great layout. Second, when I need a good color combo, I typically turn to pages 172-174 in the Annual Catalog and look at all of the Designer Series Paper collections. The majority of my cards incorporate DSP anyway - so I might as well start with the DSP to choose my colors.
For this card, the layout was inspired by a card created by Kimberly VanDiepen. I liked her layout. I liked the "tilted" background layers. So, I kept it in mind when laying out my card. I then used a color combo inspired by the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. I initially was drawn to the DSP because some of the pages feature rain drops. Granted, I didn't end up using those for this card. But, the colors still worked!
I'd love to hear some of your inspiration tips! Leave a comment below!
If you haven't noticed, I love adding vellum accents on my cards. It's less harsh than a layer of colored cardstock but still adds dimension. And, it was PERFECT for the clouds, don't ya think?
So, what was I think when I turned a rainy day card into a thank you card? HELLO? Shower Thank You Cards, of course! One of my favorite gifts to give to a bride-to-be or mom-to-be is a set of thank you cards! It's even better if you can pre-address all of the envelopes for her! All she has to do is write out the cards and mail them.
For a full list of supplies I used on this card, check out the list below: