Today I created two cards for PaperTrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Challenge day 2: Dress Up Inspiration. I was to pick an item from my closet to use as inspiration for my card. As I was going through my clothes, I noticed that I am quite boring. I buy a lot of solid colored items. I do buy bright colors and they usually have some kind of texture but are all one color. I tend to put the patterns in my accessories so I decided to go that route. I am a scarf fanatic. I have almost every scarf still that I ever owned. I decided to go through my two boxes and pull one out that might inspire me.
I chose this plaid scarf as my inspiration piece for two reasons. First, I wanted to finally used PTI's "Plaid Builder" set that has been sitting in my stash, waiting for me to pull out. I also liked the colors because I could make a more neutral card if I wanted-for male or female.
I started off by using the "Plaid Builder" set and stamped my plaid with Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening ink.
On my scarf, the red was more emphasized then the blue but I chose the blue to be more prevalent on my stamped paper.
Instead of using the whole piece of paper and making one card, I chose to cut it up and create two. The first card I created I made into a birthday card.
I added a panel of the plaid paper on a diagonal at the top and used a strip of Pure Poppy card stock under it. I then pulled out an old set of stamps from PTI-"Cupcake Inspiration"-to stamp the cup cake.
I used Blueberry Sky ink for the bottom and stamped the top in black. I used Copic markers to give some color to the frosting. I then stamped the sentiment from "Tremendous Treats: Birthday" in Enchanted Evening ink.
I topped the cup cake off with "sprinkles" using red rhinestones. I really like how this card came out and think that it is a more masculine card.
My second I decided to cut a banner out of the rest of the plaid paper.
To start this card, I die cut a frame out of Enchanted Evening paper and adhered it to a Blueberry Sky card base. I then adhered the plaid banner over the top of both. I used the "Bowl of Sunshine" stamp set for the bowl of apples. The bowl was stamped with Blueberry Sky ink and for the apples, I used Pure Poppy and a brown ink I had for the stems.
I then used foam adhesive adhere them to the card front used and Wink of Stella, and then Glossy Accents, over the apples. I chose not to use the leaves from the apples because I did not want to add green to this card. I am not sure I like how the apples look without them, though.
Next I added a white banner with the sentiment stamped in both Blueberry Sky and Pure Poppy Ink. I die cut a flower using PaperTrey's "Bitty Button Stacks" and placed a "candy" from Queen and Company in the middle.
I had a lot of fun putting these cards together and made an effort to use old and new stamps. Just because something is not new does not mean that it is not beautiful!!
I thank you for stopping by tonight to look at my creations. Have a great night!!