Hello everyone. It is time for another Stamp Off challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me. This time we have an inspiration challenge. I don’t think we have done one of these before. If we have, it was a long time ago and it was fun to do. An inspiration challenge is when we are given a photograph and we need to use that as inspiration for our creation. Here is the photo we used:
Isn’t this a fun photograph? There are so many things we could use for inspiration on it. I went back and forth between using the colors or the layout. I love the colors but we don’t have a turquoise anymore so that made it hard. I decided to use the plants and the floor as inspiration for my card. I just loved that floor and the flowers and plants.
To make this card I used a few different stamp sets and dies. To make the floor I used a stamp set called Watercolor Shapes. This stamp set is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. I stamped some of the shapes in Sahara Sand ink and some in Smoky Slate. Then I cut out the flower box in Basic White card stock using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
Next I stamped the background leaves using the Plentiful Plants stamp set with Garden Green and Granny Apple Green ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies called Perfect Plants. These are also in the Annual Catalog and can be purchased in a Bundle to save 10%. I stamped the leaves in the front in Granny Apple Green and the berries or flowers hanging down in Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I cut out a bunch of tiny flowers using the Peach dies in Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody and Basic White card stock and scattered them around the flowers and leaves. Lastly I stamped the sentiment from Sweet As A Peach in Garden Green and adhered it to the card.
Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using this inspiration photo. I always love this part of our challenges.
Susan this is a wonderful inspiration. I love the shapes in the background. The flower box is perfect. Wonderful card
Brilliant use of the watercolour shapes to create the flagstone floor!
Susan, this is perfect! I love the flower box and those gorgeous colors for the flowers, and the floor is amazing!