September 21, 2009

Catalog Inspiration

I received a catalog from Pier 1 last week. The colors and textures on this Daisy Chair were so inspiring to me, I just had to use it to make a card! I thought the colors were perfect for fall. And you'll notice the colors of the daisies match the In Colors just splendidly! If you look closely, you'll also see the sweetest gold swirls in the background. Seeing all of this made my head swirl with inspiration!

To create the stunning texture of this card, I used a technique I learned at a regional event. Using a brayer, I inked up one of Stampin' Ups exclusive background texturz background plates. I ran it through my big shot with some soft suede cardstock and voila! I thought the texture matched the gold swirls of the chair perfectly! To order any of these products, clip the "Shop Now" button on your upper left. If you have any questions, please contact me!!!

Cardstock: Soft Suede 8 1/2" by 11" 115318

Ink: Chocolate Chip 100908, Rich Razzleberry115658, Crushed Curry 115659, Dusty Durango 115654
Stamp Sets: Circle Circus 115778, Best Wishes and More 111602

Tools: 1 Inch Circle Punch 109046, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates 114512, Brayer and Rubber Attachment 102395, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430