Try It - Blendabilities Part 1
Got Scraps #2

Inspired By #2

Hello there, and welcome back! Today I have another post in a series I'm calling "Inspired By". I have a board on Pinterest to capture things that inspire me. That is how this set of projects was born!



I was inspired by the pin below, which made me think of watercolor graphic images overlapping. Then I realized I could use the new Stampin' Up! Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks to get this watercolor look.

print & pattern: NEW COLLECTION - sam osborne

I taped the dot mask over a piece of 3"x4 1/2" watercolor paper, and used my Aqua Painter to paint one set of dots and then another slightly offset. With the stripes, I made a plaid pattern by turning the mask 90 degrees before painting the second set of stripes.



Here are the completed cards before I added them to my projects. The colors I used are Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate.



I used the Mojo Mondy #357 Sketch for my card layout, although I simplified it a bit.


Here is the finished card! The greeting is stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.





I decided to let more of the second card show, and made a card to use in my Project Life by Stampin' Up! album. I'm working on my pages for July, so you'll see this show up again later when I post those.





And lastly, I had to trim off 1/2" of the watercolored dots, and decided it was too pretty to throw away. Also, I had stamped the greeting in black, but decided I like the white better for the card. So, all these little pieces and parts became a tag that will come in handy for a birthday someday soon!



You might notice the little stapler. That's a sneek peak from the upcoming Holiday Catalog! So fun...



Whew...that was a long post. Thanks for sticking with me! So, how do you keep track of what inspires you? Do you use Pinterest too? If so, link me up with your board. I'll see you back here soon.