Howdy friends! I'm checking in from my craft cave this afternoon to share a funky card I made that was inspired by a cool bag I purchased. I love this company - Papaya Art! Like, reallllly love this company. I have tons of their notepads, bags, and even my iPhone cover is from them. Their style is cool and hip and so pretty. Well, a while back I bought this bag at my friend Stephanie's store and it inspired me to make a card! Yes, I can find inspiration everywhere - that's the fun in life! Beauty is all around us, isn't it? The pattern for this bag is called 'Golden Bird' so I made a card with a golden bird!
I went way out of my comfort zone with this fun and vivid color palette. LOVE this bright raspberry pink popped against the softer aqua. Yes. Take a look at my funky bird card!
Had so much fun making this card. I never would have die cut leaves out of white paper???!! It is so crisp though. The bird and leaves are dies from Memory Box. The flowers are Tattered Florals from Tim Holtz. And, of course, lots of enamel dots....my current obsession.
Here's a side view. I stamped the text onto the yellow/golden bird with Corduroy Distress Ink and then gently inked the edges as well. I really am drawn to the contrast of the 'vintage' brown with all those bright colors.
To make my sunray background I used a Memory Box Stencil and some Versamark Ink - and a little dauber. This gives the background a faded and soft look which is really nice.
Very subtle - and a nice base for layering my other elements.
I used Mister Huey's mist in white all over the entire card and flowers for some added flair.
Here is the bag next to my card - what do you think? What inspires you?
Best wishes for a FABULOUS weekend my crafty pals! XO