Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Finds: Pink & Orange Inspiration

Friday Finds, where I find inspiration in the world around me

I saw this Land's End catalog cover photo a few weeks ago and I saved it to use for inspiration at a later date. What really caught my eye was how cleverly the pinks and oranges were used together. I thought it would make a great color and pattern inspiration and amusingly the banner on the ad says "play with pattern create with color."

The stripes on the dress inspired the stripes on my background. I used circles to soften up the hard lines in the background. To make the background stripes I used Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pink Pirouette inks (see my instructions below). To make the circles, I used the circles framelits running two consecutive sizes through the Big Shot at a time. The greeting was stamped in Strawberry Slush and the arrow was stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe

Find out the supplies you'll need to make this fun card and where to get them HERE!

I started with a 5" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I used my grid paper as a guide to mark 1-1/4" up on one side and 1-1/4" down on the other side.

I used clear block 'H' as a stamp. Ink the block just like you would a stamp. I used Blushing Bride ink for my middle stripe. Note: Make sure you start with a really clean block to begin with.

I lined up the block using the arrows as a guide.

The image you get will not be perfect, but that's part of its charm. Repeat for the other two stripes. Note: Blushing Bride ink dries a lot lighter and pinker than it stamps. I took this photo right after I stamped it when the ink was still wet.

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  1. Beautiful! I love pink and orange together. What a great idea to stamp with the acrylic blocks. Definitely have to try this later. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Gorgeous....These colors are really pretty together and I totally forget about them as a pair....though I love Rainbow sherbert and the colors, I enjoy eating it and then it is gone...out of sight and in my stomach...LOL!!! Just need to pay more attention to everything...thank you for the really wonderful inspiration!