I haven't had the channce to play along with the Papertrey Ink blog hops these past few months, but I did get a few minutes to play along this month.
We thought we would start a short inspirational series with the Blog Hops for the next few months as a fun way to spice things up! This month we are providing you with a beautiful photo to help trigger some creative ideas with color! This inspirational photo is just dreamy and it's the perfect thing to give you a creative jumpstart that will lead to nothing but fabulous results! We look forward to seeing everyone's interpretations using this inspiration!
I was inspired by the rainbow colors, and those awesome silver hooks. My card features a hand colored back ground, I used my Karat Aquarelle watercolor crayons. The card base I used was my favorite italian cold pressed watercolor Fabriano Medioevalis notecards, with matching envelopes. The butterflies are made from aluminum foil, that is debossed (the embossing folder is pressed into the design). The steps for these are:
1) find a scrap of cardstock, adhere aluminum foil to a square large enough for your project. I like to use "heavy duty" foil, but the regular will work also. I like to use a glue stick and cover the cardstock completely with adhesive and then adhere it to the aluminum foil.
2) Use your favorite cuttlebug embossing folder. These are small, so I like to use something with alot of design - but play around! You can de-boss (which is what I did) use the folder upside down for the impression pressed INTO the foil, or emboss and have the impression raised on the foil.
3) use your favorite die or a punch
Notecards: Fabriano Medioevalis
Cardstock: white PTI for under the aluminum foil
Stamps: Sweet Peas YOF (Fill the Day with Joy), Handwritten Notes ("Have a Goodie")
Accessories: watercolor crayons, aluminum foil
If you'd like to see more of my embossed aluminum foil creations <----- just click. Or check out my card on DIY Life for AOL & Huffington Post: http://www.diylife.com/2011/05/20/random-recast-aluminum-foil-round-up/