Welcome back! The one thing that took the longest to come back to me after graduation was inspiration. I was all inspired out. Something that has really helped bring the inspiration back has been browsing instagram, different kinds of blogs and pinterest. I’ve been especially obsessed with these pieces lately. Maybe they’ll inspire you, too. :)
I think you’ll see that some of my current loves above inspired this card. Plus, I wanted to show off how awesome the giveaway goodies are for today.
The heart is made up of the largest die cut heart from the Hearts a Plenty die from My Favorite Things, cut out three times. I scored all three of them down the middle and colored them ink-direct to paper with Mid-Tone Shadow Ink in Fresh Peach (the front heart) and Pale Tomato (the back two hearts that create a ton of dimension). Once I adhered the hearts together, I also colored over the front heart with a Wink of Stella Gold Glitter brush pen. The glitter from this pen is so fine, liquid and luxurious.
Since the heart has so much going on, I made sure to keep the rest of the card simple by stamping a simple banner with the je t’aime from KP’s Instalove stamp set (this set has so many good sentiments!) in Fresh Peach ink. The pretty patterned paper is from the Maggie Holmes + Crate Paper collection with a little bit of Vintage Photo edge inking.
As you know, I’ve been kind of surrounded by Kelly Purkey products lately. From working for KP herself to using KP stamps all over my project life, I’ve been seriously inspired by KP products in general lately. Simon Says just put up some brand new additions to the KP line: shaped paperclips and dies. Oh boy! My absolute must-haves? The shaped paperclips, the ampersand die, days of the week and labels set. Oh those labels! I’m going to use them all over the place.
And here’s the giveaway for today. I have an extra MFT Hearts a Plenty die (I loved it so much I ordered twice by accident – hehe) and two KP stamp sets that Simon Says has given me to give away. Thanks so much, Simon Says Stamp!
How it works: All you have to do each day to enter is answer the question of the day. Of course, you could be fabulous and spread the word to your facebook friends, twitter followers, etc. by sending them to my blog as well. That would be really cool of you! You can leave a comment (just one comment, please – only the first one will count) until the end of July 7th, 2013. I’ll be drawing, notifying and posting the winners sometime on Tuesday, July 9th. All winners will be randomly drawn using a number generator. International entries are welcome. If you’re under 18, please be sure to have the permission to enter from your parent/guardian(s) since you will have to give me your address so I can send you the goodies!
Here’s the question of the day:
What’s inspiring you today? A particular post on pinterest? A specific blog or youtube channel?
My answer: Of course anything gold, organizational or funky, but I’ve been especially enjoying instagram lately. Following hashtags like #projectlife or #kellypurkey or even #filofax is constantly introducing me to more creative people and ideas. I love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you again tomorrow with another weekly video tutorial. It’s going to go off with a bang!