Welcome to another Creating Kindness Blog & Video Hop, this month our theme is inspiration and our guest designer is the super talented Brian King. I have followed Brian for a long time and am a huge fan of his work and am super happy he is hopping along with us this month!
If you started the Blog Hop in order, then you have arrived from the super talented Paula Dobson’s Blog, wasn’t it so great!
Where does your inspiration come from? I find my inspiration comes from many different sources, an image, product, scenery, a memory.
The project I am sharing with you today was inspired by both a product and a memory.
When I saw the awesome Stampin’ Up! Myths & Magic Bundle, it seriously pulled at my heartstrings! When my boys were little (they are grown men now) they had a play castle that had knights that came with it. Many happy hours were spent playing make believe with the castle and knights. My card was totally inspired by this and creating it brought back so many fond memories.
I paired the Magical Day Bundle (found on page 37 in the Occasion Catalogue), with the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Sliding Door Framelits Dies. When I saw the track for the barn door my mind automatically went to the Myths & Magic Suite, I saw the knight on the bottom track and a dragon flying above him on the top track. I added some vines climbing up the castle wall by pulling apart some Boxwood Wreaths, trimming them and attaching then to the card front using glue dots. My knight and dragon were both fussy cut from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper, this DSP is so awesome and the images are perfect for fussy cutting and adding to a project!!
I used the Stampin’ Up! Brick Wall Embossing Folder on a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock to create the look of the brick wall. After I embossed the cardstock, I then used the track from the Sliding Door Framelits for my knight and dragon to be attached to. After I die cut the track, I sponged some Smoky Slate ink on the cardfront to create some definition and a bit of an aged look to my bricks. My sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey on a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock that was die cut using my Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. I used the Foam Adhesive Strips and a piece of Window Sheets to adhere the knight and dragon to slide on the tracks. My top layer is attached to the base with Foam Adhesive Strips as well.
Here are the dimensions for my card.
Smoky Slate cardstock; cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″
Smoky Slate cardstock; cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
Here is the video I created to go along with today’s card.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project, I know I loved creating it!
Please click on the link below to visit the next Blog, it is my sweet and talented friend Maria Willis.
Remember, all of the supplies I used to create today’s project can be purchased in my Online Store, you can click on the image below, or click on the Shop Now button at the top of the page. I truly do appreciate all of your business! If you would like to get your supplies at a Discount, why not join my awesome team of stampers!! Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to talk about the Stampin’ Up! Opportunity, I always welcome new members to my team with open arms!!