When trying to find inspiration to create a card - look around you.
This picture on the left was posted by the Ontario Weather Network on Facebook
last night showing viewers a peek at the Northern Lights for those not able to
view them from their own location. Such as me... I've only spotted them once
and they were very faint, however still very cool to see.
What a beautiful sight! I knew when I saw the picture that today I was going to
try and blend a background that would look similar to the photo. So with
blending brushes and ink pads in hand I set out to do so...
I think I captured it pretty well?!
Just a few moments ago a friend of mine posted a beautiful of the sunset tonight,
it was absolutely gorgeous... and I know that's going to end up on a
card background as well.
Being the amateur photographer that I am, I spent a lot of hours
capturing many gorgeous or interesting photos that I want to stand
still in time. Many of them I have turned into a background.
However, you don't have to have a photographer's eye to find
inspiration around you.
It is everywhere!! It could be what you see out the window,
on a calendar above your desk, texture in a sweater, gift wrapping
paper, or even on a kleenex box. Kleenex boxes actually have great
inspirational images on them. There are patterns and objects of interest
all around us every day.
I used an array of colors starting with Pool Party in the very center, then
worked towards the bottom with Mint Macaron, Just Jade, Mossy Meadow,
and Evening Evergreen.
From the center up I used Bubble Bath, Magenta Madness, Rich Razzleberry , Blackberry Bliss, and a Black Soot Ink.
I used White Pigment Ink to create the highlights in the center, and a Jelly Roll Pen to create the white dots in sky area.
I used the Grassy Grove stamp set to stamp the underbrush at the bottom, the trees in the center, and to the right.
I matted the background to a layer of Basic Black Cardstock and onto a card base
of Evening Evergreen cardstock.
Now the big question is what am I going to use for a sentiment?!
Comment below 👇
I'd love to hear your thoughts on a sentiment or just on the card in general.
I hope this card has given you some creative inspiration...