Two cards…. inspiration of a sweater

You know how you get the inspiration to make something just by looking at it?  I am a nurse and one of my patients was wearing a sweater that just pulled at my senses and I thought Altenew’s new stamp set Oriental Orchid would look so sweet made like that.  I wish I was able to take a picture of the sweater my patient had on, but I think she may have been offended if I did.. LOL    The sweater was a shower of flowers across the top of the sweater that were outlined in silver with brown tones coloring the inside of each flower.  Altenew’s Oriental Orchid is a step stamp set.  Each flower has 4 steps to make the orchid.  I used some very vanilla card stock from Stampin Up for my card front and heat embossed the outline of three of the sizes of orchids.  I them used Crumb Cake ink from Stampin Up for the second step and then Sahara Sand for the third step to get the beautiful colors of rich browns.  I added the Thank You sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed that on black. I attached the focal piece on black card stock and my card base is of Very Vanilla.  The card reminds me of that sweater I saw.

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Looking at this card gave me inspiration for my next one.  My Mind’s Eye has beautiful paper called Fancy That and I happened to get my hands on a 6×6 pack which I use so sparingly because I do not want it to finish.  There is one particular piece that is so beautiful.  It is a pink background with a leaf like design heat embossed in gold.  I cut out each individual leaf and attached it in a cascading fashion on black card stock.  I then used So Suzy Stamps sentiments to make this a gorgeous birthday greeting for a friend who has a birthday next month.  The only thing about making cards is that I have to wait to give them to the person and then wait until they open it.  And if it is not in front of me then I hate waiting for the person to message me telling me what they thought of the card..I know, I know… I am crazy.  But I love what I do..

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So Suzy Stamps have great sentiments that appeal to anyone’s heart.  Please give me some love and tell me what you think of these two cards I made that were inspired from a sweater….



So Suzy Stamps Warm Sunshine
So Suzy Stamps Birthday Wishes

Silver Embossing Powder

Altenew Oriental Orchid

6 thoughts on “Two cards…. inspiration of a sweater

  1. Very pretty Salima. I have the orchid set too and am looking forward to inking it up. Since I have been stamping, I see inspirations everywhere. I look at things different now. It is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing your story and beautiful creations. Tracie – Creations For Kindness

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    1. Thank you so much Tracie. Your cards are an inspiration to me always. I have learned so much from you. Thank you for coming into my life and helping me better myself.


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