Inspired by…Posted: November 22, 2010
…my glasses case.
When the case for my glasses broke I picked out a much funkier one than the original provided by the optometrist. The more I looked at it the more I realized that the design would probably make a great panel for a card. So I brought my new case home and sat down with my stamps to recreate the design.
I stamped the little flowers and flourishes in black, the large flourishes in gold, then embossed in gold and added silver embossed flowers. Finally I drew some little lines of dots along some of the flourishes with a gel pen. Then the stamped panel sat on my desk for weeks while I waited for further inspiration. I decided the design needed very little more so just matted in gold and added a little sentiment that works well with flourishes.
Look around at the things you use everyday; you might be surprised at the inspiration you get.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Short & Sweet, Itty Bitty Buds
Inks: Versamark, Black, Gold, Silver
Cardstock: Brushed Gold, Eggplant
Also: Silver and gold e.p., gold gel pen