Friday, May 09, 2008

Pottery Barn inspiration

I decided to sign up for this week's challenge on the Sensational Stampin' Up! Swappers group. We were to use this rug from Pottery Barn Kids as our inspiration. I love the Pottery Barn look, so I had to jump in on this challenge.

Then I realized that I don't have very many current Stampin' Up! sets -- let alone floral sets. From my collection, my choices were to use Bud Basics or Doodle This. I decided that Bud Basics would work perfectly since it has two sizes of flowers & leaves.

When I first looked at the rug at Pottery Barn, I thought it was one rug - a chocolate rug with an ivory border. So, I was going to try to emulate that myself. I decided to use the chalkboard technique to get the flowers to show up on the chocolate cardstock. To match the softness, I planned to use poppin' pastels for the flowers on the white cardstock.

Unfortunately, when I put my two panels together it looked way too busy. So, I decided to just go with the larger white piece. To salvage the chocolate panel, I made a little 3x3 card. I hope Kristin likes at least one of them!

Stamps: Bud Basics, All Holidays
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Poly-Twill Ribbon
Tools: Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Pastels

Stamps: Bud Basics
Ink: White Craft Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Pastels, Signo White Gel Pen


Basement Stamper said...

I love the cards! The white one is great and love those colors together! Glad you are finding some stamping time!

amycara said...

Very pretty cards, Stef!

Tanja said...

These aer REALLY pretty!

Lisa said...

Hope you had a great first Mother's Day!!

rozie640 said...

Both cards are adorable!!! I hope Noah and you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Kimberly said...

wow! beautiful card-I adore Pottery Barn inspiration too!!! :)
thanks for the good luck wishes on my blog-that was really sweet and appreciated!! :)

Allison said...

These are very cool...TFS!

Kristin Markus said...

I loved them both!!