Well, guess what? It’s raining (again) here in Boston. Quack, quack, quack!!! Lots of rain and low temperatures and hardly any sun has set my garden back probably 2 weeks. I’m always a late bloomer since I only get late afternoon sun on the majority of my garden, but this year I’m way behind. What will happen is when the sun and warmth finally do arrive, it will be too intense for my spring bloomers and they will last only a few days. Geez, Mother Nature, make up your mind!!
So I’ve been watching lots of how to videos from my favorite designers and have tried out a few new ideas. Sometimes they work out, sometimes not so much. I try to mimic the designer’s cards without having to purchase anything new. That’s not always possible with the supplies in my stash but sometimes I do luck out and come reasonably close to the original.
Here are some of my cards along with the designer’s cards so you can see the differences.
This first card is called a bridge card. The inspiration came from Dawn’s Stamping.
And here is my version. The card itself is easy but I didn’t have any butterfly stamps with dies in the right size so I used my Scan N Cut for some simple butterflies.
This next card is by Jennifer McGuire and is called a Hinged Greeting Die cut. The heart flips up for a message.
And here is my version, closed. My card is a shaker that flips up. The little beads are Martha Stewart microbeads.
A simpled stamped floral (found on Pinterest).
And my version. My Dandelion stamp is a million years old!!
Shaker card also from Pinterest.
And my version.
Wedding card from Pinterest.
And my version.
Inspiration from Pinterest.
My versions. The figures on my card are totally different but I think they work just as well. I added some tiny bows for color.
I used some white tulle for the Brides’ veil, added a bow tie and some punched flowers for the bouquet.
So as you can see, lots of good ideas and inspiration on the Internet. Some of my cards are very similar, other’s just a hint of the original inspiration. Thanks to all the cardmakers and designers for their inspiration.
See you later,