You're getting twice the amount of inspiration today with both a page and a card. I decided to post those together because the card was done after I was finished with the page, using the same supplies. Time doesn't always allow me to do that, but whenever it's possible, I do like to make a card using leftover supplies after I am finished with a page. Everything is already out and you have matched your papers and embellishments, so it makes the creating process super fast and saves on time.
The inspiration for the page was a picture my sister took of my niece to commemorate her first Christmas and - get this - I created the page without using a sketch. I know - gasp! What a novel idea... I am really, really happy with how the page turned out. Mainly because the papers (City Sidewalks from Pink Paislee) are gorgeous, but also because everything comes together in such a cohesive way.
You'll notice a paper doily from Stampin' Up! in the background. Over it, I layered a vintage button and two circle images punched out directly from the patterned paper. A third circle from the same paper was used over the Pool Party satin ribbon bow, placed over a piece of ribbon from the Artisan Kit (Spring catalogue 2013). This lace is so gorgeous, I didn't want to throw even the tiniest bit away, so I stapled it to the picture before adding the ribbon bow.
The picture was matted with patterned paper, and a row of sequins was added, which I found in various colours at a local crafts store. Neat, huh? Underneath, I punched a border out of patterned paper with a retired border punch from SU!, and added circle of pink cardstock underneath the flowers to fill out the center, then added buttons and brads in the centers. The title was created with beautifully sparkly thickers.
Then, here comes the card that was done with the leftovers. I love it as much as I love the page. Probably because the colours are so beautiful? They did not photograph well, though. I cannot for the life of me find my Photoshop CD and so I have been using Picasa since I bought my new PC and the results just haven't been the same, even though I am still using my light tent to photograph my projects. The colours just aren't as great. If anyone has suggestions of a software I could use that would help, please let me know!
Anyway, a snowflake was die-cut out of Silver glimmer paper using the snowflake die we had in last year's seasonal catalogue. A piece of Pool Party ruffled ribbon was added and I covered the know with a vintage button held in place with the clear tinsel trim we sold a couple of years ago (love that stuff! Wish I had gotten more when it came back on the Clearance Rack...)
The sentiment comes from the Tendres basiques set (which I find myself using more and more) and I created falling snow in the background of my image with Dazzling Details. A frame was added around the image using a Stampin' Marker and a ruler.I also handcut the cardstock so that I could have her scarf blowing out of the main frame, which adds a nice touch to the card.
Stamps: Tendres basiques (SU!), Uptown Girl Quinn in her Boots (Stamping Bella)
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Patterned paper: City Sidewalks (Pink Paislee)
Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Markers, White envelope, Vintage buttons, Clear tinsel trim,
White sparkly Thickers, Artisan Kit (lace), Circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, White sequin trim,
Designer brads, Designer buttons, Paper Doily, Sycamore Street Designer ribbon,
Rhinestones, Silver glimmer paper, Snowflake die, Pool Party ruffled ribbon,
Dazzling Details, Ruler