Friday, 31 May 2013

Inspired By... Polka Dots and Stripes!

I'm starting to get SO excited for our upcoming road trip - it's only one week away! I'll be spending most of my weekend getting things ready... packing, groceries, cleaning... There is still lots to do before we leave!

Time for a new card challenge!

This week it was my turn to pick an inspirational photo. I often turn to Etsy for inspiration. There are so many crafty and creative shops! For today, I chose a fun photo with lots of patterns:

This comes from a shop called Winterpeach Patterns. Someday I would love to sew and make cute little shoes like these!

I was inspired to use these different patterns in my card and I came across a fantastic card sketch for my design from Paper Players.

This sketch gives the perfect opportunity to use different patterned designer paper. I chose similar colours to what's in the inspirational photo and created a fun birthday card:

The swirl on the sketch reminded me of the swirl stamp in Everything Eleanor. I embellished the card with small rhinestones, satin Pool Party ribbon and a Pool Party button with bakers twine to complete the design of the card.
Thanks for visiting! Make sure to stop by Karly's Creations to see how she was inspired by this photo!
Come back on Monday for a new blog post!
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Made for You, Everything Eleanor
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP, 2011-2013 In-Colour DSP, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Gray
Accessories: Rhinestones (Michael's), Pool Party satin ribbon (Sale-a-Bration 2013), Button (Sale-a-Bration 2013), Pool Party bakers twine


  1. Super fun card, Charissa and I can totally see your inspiration photo in the finished product. Great take on the challenge! have a fun road trip! So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  2. Love your simple patterns, colors, and the beautiful flourish, Charissa. The embellishments are perfect, too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week and enjoy your trip!