This weekend one of my friends asked me how I came up with my ideas for cards and how did I plan out what colors and layout to use. To be honest, I really couldn’t answer her. Sometimes I am inspired by something else I see and then it grows from there. Sometimes I just pick an image that meets the theme, color it, and then see where it goes. Then sometimes something just pops into my head from who knows where. Today’s card is one of those.
Impression Obsession has a challenge theme this week of “You Did It”. I searched through all their stamps that I own, trying to come up with something that would somehow meet this theme, and decided I did not have anything that would work. Then last night an idea popped in my head and I decided to try it. Last year my daughter graduated with her masters in viola performance and before she could graduate she had to have her final recital. I was visiting her and we were busy working on wedding invitations that needed to get out so the recital was not top in my mind. I couldn’t come back to attend it, but did get to sit through several of her practice sessions and it was like a private performance. Even though this card doesn’t say the actual words “you did it”, it represents the thought of her successful performance!
The sentiment is from IO’s Seashell Collage. I used a marker to color only the saying and stamped this on a torn piece of musical designer paper, then added distress ink around the edges and the saying. This was layered on a distressed piece of cream cardstock stamped with the Dance Party Collage. I only inked the outer sections of this stamp. Then I cut around it, colored by sponging with ink, and distressed the edges. Behind this is another piece of cream cardstock that I stamped with the Damask Cover-a-Card, distressed and inked the edges, and layered on a light pink card base. I had a few flowers and a strip of ribbon left on my table from another projects so I added this, along with some pink pearls inked with brown.
Is it too late to send her a card?
I entered this card in the following challenge:
Impression Obsession Challenge - You Did It!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts April Challenge: Recipe - Anything but Square and include Pink - Lace - Pearls
All Sorts Challenge Week 306 – Bingo (Lace, Flowers, Pearls)
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Words, Words, Words
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #197 - Anything Goes