Thursday, February 11, 2010

Finding crafty Inspiration in the things around you

Do you ever just look around and see inspiration in your everyday life? There are so many things that are in your home, work, magazines, books, stores, online, etc that you can get crafty inspiration from. Today I was inspired by my super cute new dishes from Pier 1. So while I drank my coffee, I also made a valentines card for my hubby. Here are the dishes, I just love them! I happen to have a stamp set that matches them almost perfectly. I gathered all of my supplies. Cardstock, inks, embossing powder, brayer, & stamps. The 1st step was to stamp the print on cream card stock with Versa mark ink. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over image, remove excess powder, and heat with heat gun until it is a nice shiny image.
Next ink up your brayer, I do this step 2-3 times to get a nice even look. Run your brayer over the image several times until it is the color you are looking for. Wipe off excess ink of embossed images with a paper towel to really make the images pop!
This step is done. Trim to desired shape to add to your card. The next step is to run a piece of cream cardstock through your paper crimper, and another strip through your crop-a-dile to get the raised dots.
Cut to fit card, and adhere with adhesive. Add any other embellishments you would like to finish your card. Now I have a really cute card to go with my dishes, and on Sunday my hubby will get a heart shaped breakfast on these dishes! What has inspired you to be crafty??


15 comments:

JB said...

That is beautiful - I love it!

Anonymous said...

Dishes are fantastic and your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring ME!

Sheri said...

Wow!! This is beautiful! I Love that the stamp set looks like part of the dish set. (still wowing)

Anny said...

Wow he's going to be amazed by this one :D

Mariesa M. said...

Such a great post! The card looks like it came with the dish set. I will definetly look around me for more inspiration!

bec4 said...

This looks fantastic. I used to stamp all the time, even sold it. I forgot about this fun technique. I really love the red and white. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So inspired!! I have these dishes too and I love them. Amazing how you used them to create such a gorgeous card. Talent!!

The Girl Creative said...

Wow, i never knew to do that! I love it. :)

Amy Kinser said...

Great job! You nailed that pattern.

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Great job, I had to do a double take on the picture to see which was the dishes and which was the card.

You have a great blog, I enjoy seeing your creativity!

Kim@Simply Domestic said...

Great job!! LOve the dishes, too!

Love your blog!

Jennifer said...

That is so cute... it matches so well! I love the dishes... I have a few of the same ones hanging on my wall! :)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

That is just about the cutest card I have ever seen! Great job. It's so special that it's one of a kind.

Holly said...

Stopping by from the trendy treehouse Friday follow. OH my! Your card is beautiful. What a great inspiration. I have been inspired by my hubby's b'day this week and am posting that tomorrow!
Holly
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sanjeet said...

This is beautiful! I Love that the stamp set looks like part of the dish set.

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