Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Inspiration Challenge #18: Container Store wrapping paper

This is not the challenge I had planned for today - the only photo of my original idea is on my currently unavailable PC, so I hope I'll be able to come back to it when I get my new hard drive. In the meantime I'm going with a backup idea, which came from a wrapping paper flyer I got from the Container Store. The papers featured on it were the ones in the first photo, but then I went to their web site and found several other collections - so there is lots of great inspiration here! Pick your favorite(s) and play along - I had to do two myself. I chose the original one I'd seen and also a gorgeous wedding collection.

I did the wedding one first. This card uses today's SCS sketch challenge for the layout. It was perfect to showcase this marriage stamp from Paper Inspirations. I stamped in Versamark on whisper white cardstock and embossed with Ranger princess gold EP. This powder seemed to best capture the fine detail of all the words. I matted the sentiment on some gold cardstock I had left over from Christmas, and used my ticket corner punch to dress it up.

The blue paper panel is by Anna Griffin - she has such lovely papers for elegant wedding cards. I used more gold cardstock and a scrap of gold organdy ribbon. The background is the swirl from Baroque Motifs embossed as before on white, then layered onto my last piece of gold cardstock - I couldn't believe I had just enough. To pick up the blue in the paper, I used a bashful blue card base. The sentiment is mounted on dimensionals.

For the second wrapping paper collection, I decided to do another photo holder. I was inspired by the colors and the feel - I chose the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set and certainly celery, real red, and pretty in pink. The background is a Doodlebug paper that was originally black and white; for more color, I used my celery marker and pink and red Sharpies to fill in the leaves and flower centers.

The sentiment is stamped in red on whisper white, then I punched out a celery circle and a pink flower to go inside the O and put a vintage brad in the center. I mounted on black cardstock and wrapped a strip of pink grosgrain ribbon around, attaching on the back of the coaster.

Next I did the large flowers, which were stamped in red and pink and cut out. I layered the celery dotted circle and small flowers in the center with brads to match the O, then mounted them on dimensionals. Finally I added the "every moment", which was stamped on red for a punch of color.

I'd love to see what you come up with for this week's challenge! If you upload to SCS, the keyword this week is DSIC18. Have fun!

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