Jul 27, 2013

How to Design an "Inspired by a Photo" card with Lesley Croghan

Lesley here, and I am excited to share how I was inspired by a photo from Pinterest to make my card for today! (Below I have included the measurements and supply list.)

Nicole has asked me to share some ideas on how to "start" a card design. Today I am going to chat about inspiration! Sometimes, the best way to start a card is to be inspired by a photograph! I am regularly on Pinterest; looking for interesting pictures to inspire my work!

Today I am focusing on this photo below...isn't it sweet!

You could be inspired by the:

The sky is the limit! 

I took my inspiration from the layout and created a card using the Perfect Match stamp set! I found this set while on vacation in San Diego and fell in love with it right away! 

Image 1

And here is my inspired card!! Clean and simple and fun to make!

To create this card:
1. Arrange the three images on a long, clear stamp block.
2. Ink in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp images all at once onto the white cardstock.
3. Clean off the stamps with a damp cloth and re-position the stamps in a new arrangement.
4. Ink again and stamp the next row of images.
5. Repeat step #3 and 4.
6. When you have done inking your images, colour them with your markers. I used Copics.
7. Add a little bit of twine to the bottom of your card.
8. Stamp the sentiment.

White card front measures 4" x 5.25" (Heavy White Cardstock)
Card Base is A2 or 4.25" x 5.50" (Red Cardstock)

I hope you enjoyed my "Inspiration" theme and that you will get out your Sweet Stamp Shop sets and get inky today, creating your own Inspired Card!

Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for dropping in and saying so - we LOVE Lesley's cards!!

  2. Cute card. Love your take on the inspiration photo.

    1. Isn't Lesley's card awesome! Thanks for stopping and commenting - we so appreciate it!

  3. so cute! LOVE the pb&j theme!! adn the inspiration photo is cute too!! win-win!! :)

    1. I love pb&j --- and I love this card too! Thanks for stopping in and commenting!

  4. Oh such a cute card!! Love it! :-)

    1. Lesley's a genius isn't she? We're glad to have her AND we're super happy that you stopped by and commented - makes our day!

  5. This is such a sweet card! Love this set.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! So SWEET of you!

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    1. Thanks for being such a great cheerleader and commenter - we totally notice and we're so thankful! xoxo

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    1. Amy! Thanks for stopping in! We love seeing familiar faces and we appreciate your comment! <3