One word: Orange.
The universe must really want to see me get comfy with orange.
Here is the inspiration photo for Papertrey Ink’s October Blog Hop:
It took me f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to gain any kind of inspiration from this photo and try to work it into a card.
Fortunately, though, I was able to get out for a little retail therapy a few days ago, and I found some designer papers that got my juices flowing a little bit. It still took me quite some time to create something, but this is what eventually bubbled up, at the last minute:
The DP is by BoBunny, and though they’re not quite the shades of the inspiration photo, I actually like how this card turned out in the end, LOL. I’m glad I was able to participate in the Blog Hop, after all. And so proud of myself for using one of my PTI cardstocks that doesn’t usually see much action – Terracotta Tile!
I used an extra piece of cereal box to create a stronger Mat Stack frame, and then used a Fancy Flourish stamp to decorate the frame, turning the flourish in the opposite direction each time I stamped it. I’m quite happy with how that frame came together.
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I know it really doesn’t resemble anything from the inspiration photo, except the colors, vaguely. And maybe the hint of a pumpkin shape in the Mat Stack die-cut frame. But we’re talking orange here – I’m just glad I came up with an idea at all that was anywhere near the ball park! ;-D
Thanks for stopping by today. You can find more wonderful creations along the Blog Hop over at Nichole’s blog.
Stamps: Flower Fusion #1, Flower Fusion #5, Flower Fusion #6, Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Terracotta Tile (PTI); Designer Papers (BoBunny)
Inks: Black, Coral, Old Rose, Moss Green (Colorbox)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)
Tools: Mat Stack 1 Mega Die, Mat Stack 1 Layerz Die (PTI)