I went with metallics and circles and came up with this card, which I made for my father's 84th birthday which was the other day.
When I was grocery shopping about a month ago, I saw a Kleenex box that really caught my eye, so I bought it with the intention of using the pattern and colors to make a card. Here is the box in question. I hope you can see how I was inspired (ie copied almost exactly!)
I had to wait a couple of weeks because I needed to order a pigment ink pad to sponge on the base color and then over-stamp with the circles. I bought Brown Sugar by Mama Elephant and I think it worked really well. As well as the Brown Sugar ink, I also used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink, stamped off. Once I'd sponged the Brown Sugar ink onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock, I overstamped with various sized solid circle stamps by SSS in both the Brown Sugar and Vintage Photo inks. Once the panel was dry, I gold embossed more solid circles as well as some outline ones, before die-cutting the panel with a stitched edge die.
In keeping with the inspiration, I wanted a big, white sentiment so chose this Mama Elephant birthday word and paired it with a Clearly Besotted stamp that I had to perform some surgery on. Finally, and for something a bit different, I adhered it to the top-right hand corner of a white card base. I am so pleased at how this card came out and I hope my dad will like it.
Thanks so much for visiting! The rest of the design team have come up with some wonderful cards using this challenge, so head on over and check them out.
Stamps: Lots of Dots (SSS), Say it in Style (Clearly Besotted)
Ink: Versamark, Brown Sugar (Mama Elephant), Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink
Cardstock: White, Bristol Smooth
Dies: Blueprints 15 (MFT), Birthday (Mama Elephant)
Accessories: Gold EP