April 6, 2012

Pin-spired--Nautical stripes


Hi friends!  It's been a while since I made a card that wasn't for a DT assignment or challenge of some kind, so I decided to sit down for a few minutes this afternoon and make something just for me.  I recently Pinned this photo for inspiration and immediately sketched an idea for a card.  

                                                                                    Source: laviepetite.blogspot.com via Christina on Pinterest

It's pretty obvious how I was inspired!  I wanted to replicate the broad red stripes, so I stamped them onto white cardstock using PTI's Faux Ribbon.  I tucked strips of navy cardstock under the panel at the top and bottom and pinked the edges, then added a stitched "seam".

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, and I balanced it by adding three navy buttons threaded with red and white baker's twine in the top corner.

The subtle texture on the striped panel comes from PTI's Linen & Canvas impression plate.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, White)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Faux Ribbon), Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Real Red, Not Quite Navy)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), Fiskars (pinking shears)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (buttons), The Twinery (Maraschino baker's twine), thread

I've noticed a lot of designers posting cards that were inspired by photos on Pinterest.  I have a ton of pictures saved that I'd like to use as inspiration for cards, so maybe I'll make this a semi-regular feature.  What do you think?

I hope your weekend gets off to a great start!  I'll be back in the morning with a new Card Patterns sketch!

19 comments:

Marisa said...

Great take on the insp. picture. Would be a fun regular feature :) Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend.

Maureen said...

I totally think you should! I was just looking through my colour inspiration board for some ideas for cards :) LOVE how this turned out and the fun pinked border :) Isn't it fun to create for fun?! I'm thinking you had a big smile on your face :) Easter hugs to you :)

Cassandra said...

Sounds like a great idea to me. Before you know it you'll have your own challenge blog. Great take on the photo by the way.

Karen B. said...

Perfectly nautical, you've captured the inspiration picture wonderfully!

xiumaiyuki said...

Awesome interpretation of that pix. So graphic and eye catching!! Happy Easter!

Christine Blain said...

This card is totally fabulous, Christina!! Love it!

LeAnne said...

I LOVE red-striped sweaters and of course, I love your card, too. I am amazed at what a great clean, crisp image you get and how straight your lines are. Amazing! Oh, and the twine-sewn buttons...too cute.

Lynn said...

I love this...so crisp. And the stitching touches are perfect!

Aimes said...

Gotta love those nautical stripes, Christina! A perfect take on a Pin-spired piccy!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Kara said...

Perfect!!

The Paper Parade said...

I spy Paper Smooches!! What a cool card you made!! It is almost having a primitive feel, I just love it :)

Jeanne J said...

Love the nautical theme - this would be great for so many summer occassions. I love that you were inspired by a photo and your end result - so crisp and clean looking! It just screams summer for me! Thanks for the inspiration!

JJ Bolton said...

Love your take on the pinned pic:) I love the modern nautical feel! Perfectly CAS!

Sharron said...

What fun--I love the nautical look & colors! Fabulous CAS design with all the right details! Great job!!!

Jen Carter said...

I love this!! It is the perfect take on your inspiration photo!

Deanna Jean said...

Great take on your pinned image. I'm on Pintrest all the time and never think to pin ideas for cards. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Amber said...

Love this! Nice work!

Gayatri said...

Perfect modern nautical card, Cristina! Love it. I too love using pictures from Pinterest to make cards. So inspiring. I will love to see (and maybe make a project myself) your pinterest inspired feature anytime.

Laurie said...

I love that you did this! We get caught up in DT stuff and don't ever have a chance just to make stuff don't we? You did an amazing job with this CAS beauty! I love it!!

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