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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Decor Elements Catalog Inspiration...

I recently challenged my customers to create a card using the Decor Elements catalog (on the left) as their inspiration. Inspiration comes differently to every person, so I really look forward to seeing what they all come up with! This catalog cover is so beautiful, there is tons of inspiration to reach out and grab you! The main inspiration points to me are pretty obvious, the framed butterflies on the wall and the pillow with the pretty button on the bed.

Colors are Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, and Yoyo Yellow. Bermuda Bay ribbon and DSP. Many punches here. The small butterflies are the smallest flower from the Boho Blossoms punch, with two petals cut off in a 'v', and the big butterfly is the 5 Petal Flower punch, with one petal cut off in a 'v'. So many new punches ideas are coming to me right now! Several other punches, all SU, were used. I will be happy to answer any questions about what I used, but due to the late hour, won't list it all out like I normally do. Which do you like best? The first card or the second?


Sankari W. said...

WOW!!! First of all - what a great idea to create something based on the decor catalog! I love both cards that you have created - can't pick one! love the flourish on the first one and the sweet way you did the daisy and ribbon on the second! Great inspiration!!!
big hugs!
Sankari :)

gale said...

What a great idea for a challenge!! I love both of the cards-they are gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Naomi they are both wonderful but I'm going to go with number 2 since it has a wonderful butterfly.

Deb S. said...

I love both of these cards! If I had to pick I would pick the second card. I am lovin that Bermuda Bay color, and what a cool idea with the punches!