As much as I love this piece, I have to admit that I struggled to turn it into card form. Probably because it reminds me of a summer dress I had when I was a young girl, so it reminds me of material. Anyway, I LOVE the colors, so they were obviously the starting point for my cards!
My 1st card was also inspired by a card and technique Lizzie Jones showed HERE, where she showed how to use your stamps to build backgrounds. I loved how she used the What The Doodle: Paisley stamp set, and had to try it out using the colors from the inspiration photo. I used colored pencils to color in the images, and then added a curved bottom to the card by using the In The Meadow snow hill die along with some Blueberry Sky striped DSP. I used Big Basics: Congratulations and silver mirror cardstock for my sentiment. I also used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen quite liberally on this card, but of course it doesn't show...grrrrr!!
Once again, I used quite a bit of my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen on all the butterflies, so IRL that does add some pizazz to this card and envelope! It's not a throw away card, but just not one of my favorites! I'm sure once I start hopping I'll be saying "Now why didn't I think of that?!!" and have all kinds of ideas on how I could have made different cards using the inspiration photo! Oh well, I always enjoy my time in my stamp room, so it wasn't wasted time!! :0)
You can stop by Nichole's site right HERE to check out what every one else did with the inspiration photo and even play along!
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! And if you are looking for my Baby Girl Blog Hop for Lesley Croghan post, you can check all that fun out right HERE.