Inspiration is everywhere. You need only look past the need of your nose. Today, I was reminded of that by Linda Dalke, a sister demonstrator. She was inspired to create a card based on a pocket pack of tissues. That reminded me of a card that I created late this summer based on a coupon we gave away at Yankee Candle.
So, I saw this and thought surely, I could create a card that looked similar to that. I started racking my brain about which stamp set I could use to create the plumeria flower. Not sure if you can see it, but there are flowers in the background of the Margaritaville banner. How on earth could I recreate that? And, what colors could I use to recreate the stripes at the bottom.
Then, I remembered that Stampin’ Up came out with the Botanical Gardens suite in the 2016 Occasions Catalog. It had the perfect flowers and leaves for the card. I was all set. Now to sit down and produce. Well, that hadn’t happened. Something about best laid plans… 🙂
Next thing I know months had flown by and I still had not created the card. But then… the new Annual Catalog comes out and there with my beloved llama is the perfect striped paper. Long story short… many months later, I finally create the card inspired by a coupon! What do you think? Did I get close? Can you see the vision?
Not sure what will inspire me next. I see inspiration everywhere! Clothing, furniture, nature… inspiration abounds.
What inspires you?