Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back From Vacation and Ready to Play!

Hi everyone! Did you miss me? I missed all of you out there in blogworld. I had a wonderful vacation with my family at Myrtle Beach. I love the beach. The sound of the ocean, the anticipation you get when a big wave is about to crash into you, the soft feeling of sand under your feet and the warm sun beaming on you. Ahhh ... wonderful. The beach is a great place to unwind and let the world inspire you. In fact, I came back with all sorts of inspiration and I can't wait to share it with you.

One idea that came to me while on vacation was this card below for the Moxie Fab World Trigger Target. I kept looking at the quilt. I noticed many participants were recreating all the pattern on the quilt. I wanted to do something a little different and it occurred to me "Why not focus your card on just one square instead of the entire pattern?" And that's just what I did. I used the colors of the quilt. Love the soft color palette. It reminds me of .... well, the beach!!

I die cut all the scalloped squares with my Silhouette machine. I simply created a white scalloped square then I used the inverted offset feature for the color squares, which gave the illusion of a nice white border in between the squares - kind of like the stitching on the quilt. For the center, I used a crocheted flower from Maya Road. The brad in the center is from the My Minds Eye Stella and Rose collection.

Here is the card:


Paper - Stampin Up' and DCWV
Flower - Maya Road
Brad - My Minds Eye
Stamps - Stampin' Up, Maya Road
Ink - Stampin' Up, Memento

Here is the Trigger Target:

Trigger Target - Squares to Cherish


Stella said...

I love the way you framed the colors in the white scalloped borders. Almost CAS but definitely elegant; love it!
You nailed the Trigger :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had a great vacation. Love the card--it definitely reminds me of the trigger! The colors are so beautiful.


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