Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Inspiration is everywhere

The internet and blogging in general has really allowed me to have a much broader area to glean creative inspiration.

Take my latest card creation.

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I was inspired by this card from Something From Cassie.

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Funny thing, her card was inspired by this card from Kim Kesti.

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I did follow my inspiration fairly close.  One thing that drew me to the card was the different patterned papers and the fact that I owned some of the Sizzix dies that were used. 

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve had the butterfly die for a more than a few months and hadn’t used it yet  Until today.

Looking at Kim’s yellow card you would never believe that is was the sudo-inspiration for the card I made.   They both have butterflies but that is pretty much it.  Who knows where Kim’s inspiration came from but it is fun to see what it will inspire.

My original card.

 

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I used multiple layers but tried to keep the adhesive for the butterflies close to the center so the wings are able to float about the other layers. 

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My first card lead to a second card. 100_5984

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Which lead to another card.

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Looking back at the second card I made I knew it was missing something.  It was just a bit too blank on the bottom.  I looked at some Thank You rub-ons I had but figured that would be just too much like my inspiration card so I went looking threw my stash and came up with some happy anniversary rub-ons in silver.

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Ahh, perfect.

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  Subtle and it ties in the Shimmer Spritz that I used.

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Plus, anniversary cards are something that I rarely seem to make.

One more for my card stash.

 

I’m sure if I keep looking I’ll find some orange and blue papers like my inspiration but for now I’m sure I’ll play with the mostly pastel papers that I initially pulled out to work with.

Who knows what cards I’ll end up creating with them.

 

June

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2 comments:

  1. Great cards! So glad you could link up to Paper Issues!

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  2. I love your cards! isn't it funny how one thing leads to another!
    gail

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