Sunday, February 5, 2012

Inspiration Challenge

Today's card was created for an inspiration challenge.


Maile’s card, which you can see above, used chevron stripes in a rainbow pattern. I thought I would make chevrons using my all-time favorite Maile-designed stamp set, Modern Basics. My love for this set is well known. In my opinion, it is the best stamp set on the planet, and will probably remain in that position for a long time to come.

I had a blast experimenting with chevrons using the shapes in this set! In the end, I went with this simple pattern. I only used two stamps from the set, the large solid 3-leaf stamp, and the corresponding single leaf. I love how easy it is to line up the stamps in Modern Basics, even if you’re covering a fairly large area. I started at the edge of the paper and lined up the center of the leaves right along the edge (see the blue stamps at the top of the strip) and then just built from there.

Here’s the card with no embellishment.


And since I’m indecisive, I put a ton of little adhesive-backed pearls on the second card. I like it both ways.

Just another view so that you can see the pearls better.

Details: stamps – Modern Basics, Think Big Favorites #3; paper – Kraft, Stampers Select White; ink – Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Up Pacific Point, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Real Red, Summer Sun, Old Olive; pearl embellishments (source unknown)


Luanne said...

Love your card too! Yes, Maile's card is awesome, and you've captured it too! :-)

Pam W. said...

WOW! Great take on Maile's inspiration.

Denisse said...

wow! super cute!

Caren B said...

Love the way you used Modern Basics!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun (and colorful!) way to use that stamp!! Super cute take on Maile's card!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my goodness.... what a fun and brilliant way to build stripes from Modern Basics!! Love this!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamp you chose to case Maile's card. Awesome job.