Saturday, August 8, 2009

Inspiration Day 1 - K&Co. Que Sera Sera brads

I love to find objects and images that inspire me and make cards based on that inspiration!! Just ask my co-workers, I'm always walking around saying things like "wow, that shirt would make a great card" or "Look, you have pumpkin pie and chocolate chip on today". Hehehehe!! So I've decided to do an Inspiration Day. It will be on Saturday of each week and I will show you what inspired my card and then the card I created. Today's inspiration comes from these fabric brads from K&Co. I found them in the $1.50 bin at Michaels and went crazy because I almost bought them when they were full price!!
I decided they would work perfectly with the Marrakech paper collection by BasicGrey (and any of you who follow my blog know that I am trying to use some of my lovely hoarded BasicGrey papers). This eastern flair of the brad and paper made me think of the eastern style background stamp from the Background Basics: Retro set so I decided to use that as well. I cut some fo the Madagascar Mint paper (because the color was a perfect match to the fabric on one of the small brads) and stamped the background on it with Chocolate Chip ink. Then, I added a small strip of the Chai paper along the bottom and a thick strip of Dark Chocolate cardstock with the sentiment and brad. There was something missing so I pulled out a small strip of Raspberry Fizz cardstock which went perfectly with the design on the brad and adhered it to the top of the brown cardstock. The sentiment and dots are done with white embossing powder to make sure it stands out. I love the eastern flair of this card. :D If you decide to be inspired by these fabric brads (whether you use them or just use them as inspiration) please leave me a link. I'd love to see your eastern inspired card!! I'd love to hear your thoughts about my idea for Inspiration Day!! Leave me a comment!! Thanks for dropping in. Donelda Supplies: Stamps-Background Basics:Retry, Wishing you {sentiment} (Papertrey Ink); Paper - Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink), Madagascar Mint and Chai from Marrakech collection (BasicGrey); Ink - Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), Versamark; Other - Que Sera Sera Fabric Brads (K&Co.), white embossing power, corner rounder.

5 comments:

Jessica G. said...

I love those brads and have admired them many times in the store! They make the perfect focal point on your perfect CAS card!!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous card Donelda and those fabric brads are awesome! Must keep an eye out for them!

Juanita said...

All of those elements work so well together. It is like they were meant to find each other on this card.
(I can't believe those Que Sera Sera brads are in 1.50 clearance already...)

Lucy, England said...

Oooh - beautiful card. Thanks for your comment on my blog - just popped over to say that I use crochet wool. A lot!!! Hope this helps. You have a lovely blog. Lucy.

Steph said...

Great card and very cool idea on the inspiration days.