Saturday, May 31, 2008

Inspired Again by Restoration Hardware

I found this page from the RH spring catalog stuck in my 12" x 12" paper storage unit today. I don't know what it is about their color schemes, but they strike my fancy. (The prices, not so much.) I don't need these pillows anywhere, but I sort of wish I did. Aren't they beautiful? So fresh, so crisp, so streamlined. I'm sure they'd make my house look exactly the same way, right?

I began pulling out different shades of card stock to see what would best mimic these colors, and I ended up with River Rock, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, and Very Vanilla. Naturals Ivory really would have worked better than VV, but I was crafting this card with the SAS in mind, and I don't have anything but scraps in that, so it had to be ruled out. It would've imitated the canvas, muslinesque feel of the fabric, but oh well. By the way, the card base is 5 1/4" square, a new size for me. Again, I chose it for the obvious reason--it's the same shape as the pillow.

Then I pulled out my scrap folders for these colors and began creating my own stripe pattern! I find it so fun to create a card without cutting into whole pieces of card stock. After a bit of arranging and rearranging, I had what I wanted, but I wanted something more to finish it off. So I went to Wonderful You, a set I've really come to enjoy for its minimalist look. A little bit of ribbon and some dimensionals to pop it up, and I was done.

I don't know why I'm in a crafting frenzy today, but it's fun so I'm goin' with it! Hope you're enjoying the extra posts.


sandra said...

love the inspiration, the colors and how the card came out.

Lydia said...

That is so beautiful!!! Do I have this set? I must check.

The background you created would make beautiful Designer Series Paper!!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Jenn, this card is THE BOMB, girl! I love love love it! Well done! I love how you created the background!