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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Inkspirational sketch and other inspirational sources


I was away on travel this week and I came across a great crafting shop. I purchased lots of new stuff included on this card: DPs from Maja Design and My Mind's Eye, cheese cloth, butterfly punch, and a Spellbinders die from the "Fancy Framed Tags One" set. And today I could sit sown and play with my new toys!
The stamp is from the Film Strip Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps that I've had for a little while. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I've also used some black distress ink for the edges of the papers.
This card kind of evolved during the making process, and it turned out quite different from what I had in mind originally.

My tip:
I usually decorate the inside of my card as well, but I seldom take a picture of it. I've done it this time, as I wanted to share my tip with you. Card making can be quite an expensive hobby, so I try and make the most of my papers. For this card, the first layer is made with the floral paper. I cut out a square from the middle - this square I keep for the inside of my card. From the second layer I cut out a circle. It's a great way to try and be economic, avoid the card being too heavy and at the same time make the inside of your card!


I love to look at all the different blogs out there to get inspiration for my cards. For this card I had the Inkspirational sketch in mind. I also wanted to make a card with layers + I love to add some some stitching around the edges + I needed to make a birthday card. So this card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #4 Sketch
2) Top Tip Tuesday - #94 Lavishly Luscious Layers
3) Try It On Tuesday - Let's Get Stitchy Real Or Faux
4) ABC Challenges - Birthday Cards
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

30 comments:

Laine said...

Wonderful colour choice Pia. Love that Design paper.
Laine
xx

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow!! Thanks for the tip and the card is excellent.. :)

Lisa M said...

Brilliant card Pia! I love all your new goodies; especially the cheesecloth and your tip is perfect! That's probably the most frustrating thing for me is to decorate the inside of a card, but your example makes perfect sense and so pretty. :)
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday and Top Tip Tuesday!
hugs,
Lisa xx

creatingwithpaper said...

Wonderful card Pia! What a clever use of cheese cloth, and I really like your embossed sentiment. So glad to see you again at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Patty Gorka said...

I love the idea of how you save with your paper to put it in the inside, great idea! I really like your cheese cloth embellishment too, nicely done! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC challenges!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the papers and fabulous layout.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Sue

Pat K said...

Great card Pia. It's always fun getting new stuff and I love your latest finds. Enjoy your weekend. hugs,x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pia, this is a lovely card, and I love the idea of decorating the inside with the same papers.
Thanks for joining us at TioT
Avril xx

sandee said...

Love the card, and the fact that you decorate the inside too! Thanks for playing along with us over at TIOT Get Stitchy challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Lisbeth K said...

Lovely card Pia <3 Og over på norsk: stilige mønsterark!! Nye leketøy er alltid gøy, og det virker til at du faktisk bruker de også. Hos meg kan de risikere å ligge lenge...
Takk for at du er med oss i Inkspirational denne uken, håper du har fått med deg at du er blandt Top 5 i utfordring #3 ?

Chrissy said...

What a great tip Pia, your card is gorgeous, I just love those papers and keep saving mine..lol..love the cheesecloth and butterflies and such a great die with the sentiment..

Luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous Pia...LOving your colours and FABulous design.
Chrissyxx

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and super great tips....one I do try and do when possible. Love the cheese cloth and the little cute butterflies. Fab design and great ideas to follow...luv aNNie...xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, that paper is gorgeous! Hugs, Lisa x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Pia! What a pretty card. It has a feeling of spring to it! Thanks for sharing your tip on stretching your craft dollars, too. Thanks for joining us t Inkspirational!

Mynnette said...

Hi, Pia!!! Another amazing creation for use this week--I absolutely adore the gorgeous colors and the distressed feel! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at Inkspirational! HUGS and have a great rest of your weekend! :)

karen said...

wonderful job Pia, love those papers,hugs, Karenx

Skye said...

Another lovely card. I do like your design paper and the added gauze. Great design. Thank you for the tips

sandie said...

how great to find a new shop on your travels! This card is fabulous-so many interesting features. I really like the frame and the wood like paper-and thanks for your tips! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Annette said...

Lovely Card...Super cute Card...
Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational this week!

Hugs , Annette xx

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Pia, it sounds like you found a fab new shop and bought lots of lovely crafty goodies. The cheese cloth looks perfect - I really must find some of this. It is such a good idea to make the most of your papers on the inside of your card.
Pauline
x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Pia, your card is beautiful - love all your new goodies and you have put them superbly into action. Nicola x

Ellen said...

Pia your card is so pretty! I love the flowered DSP and your tips are awesome. It is so much fun finding new craft shops! I wish we had more of them here. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

Ruth M said...

What a lovely card Pia, the patterned paper is so pretty and the cheesecloth is a fab addition!
Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Inkspirational & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x

Lisa S. said...

Love your tip Pia and pretty card! The cheesecloth looks great and love the inside too. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck.

Sue said...

Aww this is beautiful Pia! I love how you've made the sentiment the main focus and the tag die looks fab! :-)
That's a wonderful tip! a great way to save money and also to decorate inside also… thanks for sharing!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Shelby said...

Such a cool card and love the texture and patterns you've used in your design. Great work

Shelby

die amelie said...

I love your use of the fabric and the stitching on this awesome card, Pia! Lovely texture and beautifully chosen colours! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TioT!

Claudia x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Lush, love it!! that paper is delish

Ali x

Nikki said...

Hi Pia. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational again this week. I so love your card. All the layers you have used especially the mesh behind that gorgeous DSP.