Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Blame it on my Pants

Okay, this might be TMI, but today's card was inspired by my pants. I'm not sure why Old Navy felt that these tan chinos needed that cute little polka dotted material on the inside of the waistband, but as I looked at it the other day, I thought, "The color of those dots is very similar to Rich Razzleberry...that color combination would make a cute card!" My brain--it's weird. I know. I'm comfortable in my own mind though, so I filed the idea away for later execution.

When I got to my craft room, I remembered that I don't have any stamps that are polka dots (although there's a great small background stamp with dots for sale right now in the Occasions Mini, and I'd contemplated buying it but decided for the solid stripes instead), so I improvised. It's just inspiration, not duplication, right?

I used my RR Stampin' Write Marker to ink the stripes and created my patterned paper. Then I pulled out one of my favorite sets of all time: Wonderful You. I had seen this card by Nina Dee and wanted to CASE it. I don't have the Big Shot die that has this leaf, so I used the leaf image from WY and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder! Yay!

I was going to mount the 1.75" squares in a straight row across the card, but they looked better wonky. Again, I went with the flow! Everything was adhered to a Kraft base and with the addition of a little Hemp Twine, the card is complete. I'm not adding a sentiment at this point, as I don't know who I'm going to use it for. A friend of mine does have a birthday later this week, so that's what it might be used for.

Look around for inspiration...you never know, you might be sitting on it!

1 comment:

Nina Dee said...

Hi Jenn,
Your card looks awesome! And I love the fact that they were inspired by a pair of pants! :) Thanks for the link to my blog!