When you feel a little short on mojo, or completely overwhelmed by the pretty new things you just got from Stampin' Up! (lol) you sometimes need a starting point. Sketches are one place to start, but I occasionally need a lil bigger bump. Hence the CASE. Case in point- this inspiration card that is so pretty and simple that I can't believe I didn't think of it myself. But I'm a little DSP-challenged; that is to say, completely intimidated by DSP! I hate that first cut into the pretty paper! But when you have a clear vision of the result, it gets easy. So here's my first CASE:
Pretty much the same, except I made it monochromatic and left off the baker's twine. OK, I just forgot the baker's twine. And I used a sheet of my precious Whisper White card stock- because I just got my new package of it in. It really does make a difference when stamping with SU! inks, especially solid or solid-ish images like the floral in the sentiment piece. Encouraged by this pretty turnout, I did another:
Exact same layout and materials, except I made it a congrats card for a nephew who just got engaged. As an afterthought, I added a Dream paperclip I'd been hoarding for over a year.
That led to this:
Same layout, but using my Stamps of Life August 2015 kit. I liked it, but I felt I could have done better with the sentiment. So I made this next:
Ta da! Four cards, each building on what I'd learned from the last. And an added bonus: I used up all the word paper clips I had in my stash!
Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique materials:
Night of Navy ink and card stock
Whisper White card stock
Floral Phrases stamp set
Floral Boutique DSP
Stampin' Up! inks: Delightful Daffodil and Old Olive
Stamps of Life August 2015 kit - card stock and patterned paper, word paper clips
Thanks for looking!