maile inspired

February 10, 2015

It's anniversary time over at Papertrey Ink.  Yay!  Eight great years!!  And there is lots of celebrating going on.  The releases, the projects, the challenges, the prizes...  So much fun!

Day 2 is all about Maile Belles.  The challenge is to make a card inspired by one of Maile's.  And it certainly isn't hard to be inspired by her creations.  The hard part is picking just one!
It was fun looking through tons of Maile's cards... and, yes, I couldn't narrow down one card for my inspiration.  I decided to create with a 'style' that Maile made very popular.  The 'tilted' panels.  Adding that tilt is so simple, yet makes such a big impact.
This starburst background is one of my favorites.  Here it makes me think of a camera flash with the polaroid frame.  I die cut the '2' a few times and layered them up for a little added thickness.
This sentiment, from a Studio Calico set, fit nicely at the bottom of the frame.  Some extra stars were stamped underneath...  I really like this little addition.  Subtle and sweet ;)

The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is "All things Bright and Beautiful", and I'm linking this up over there too.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll come back again soon.

xo, janelle


February 8, 2015

Hello there!  Have you seen the cue card over at CAS-ology?  Things are getting HOT over there... and I've got a card to add some flames to the fire. *wink*
I purchased some embossing folders awhile ago... and one of them was this flame background.  NBUS, anyone?  So, I was very excited to bust this out when I saw the word 'HOT'.
I embossed some white cardstock and die cut a heart out.  Then, I sponged some yellow, orange, and red ink over the flames.  So much fun!  After searching through some sentiments, I decided to create my own.  Once again, I found myself making foam letters... with more sponging of ink, some letter die cuts, and adhesive foam board.  Then a couple sentiment strips and more foam adhesive were added to complete my card.
I'm just thrilled to have had this inspiration.  Now, I have this card ready to give my hubs for Valentine's Day.  Yay!  Are you feeling the heat?  There's a little more time to link up over at CAS-ology.

xo, janelle
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