Thursday, May 15, 2014

Inspired by a Song

Today the IO challenge is all about being inspired by a song.  Easy!  I have songs running through my head all the time.  For my post today, I am dedicating two cards to my brother Clint who has an absolute love of the Muppets and especially Kermit.

For my first card, I was inspired by the song "It's Not Easy Being Green."  I chose to color one of the flowers (CS540 Bunch of Blossoms) in a green that was different from the rest and chose a saying that reflected the idea that we are each a little bit different (from clear set CL350 Life Lessons 1).  I die cut out the green blossom using the coordinating die (DIE148-L Bunch of Blossoms).  To add a bit more interest, I embossed all the flowers in clear embossing powder:

For my second card, I used the song "Rainbow Connection."  I used the same blossom with coordinating die and stamped the flowers with an assortment of Memento Luxe ink pads.  I used a saying from a clear stamp set (Cl307 All Occasion II) and added an embossed background using a folder from Lifestyle Crafts.

My original plan was to use the central oval with flowers on top of a white on white card card with the Branch Die (DIE007-L) in green paper.  However, after a half hour of looking for the die with no success, I decided that the card should be inspired by "Let it Go" and went with a plan B that included black cardstock.  Can't everything be summed up with song titles?

Want to be inspired by other designers?  Check out these wonderful samples:

Laura Fulcher - you are here
Vicki Garrett


Pattie J. said...

clever idea, using the same dies and bringing different songs and feelings, to life. well done.

Sonia said...

Rainbow Connection is one of my all-time favorites! Really like both your cards, you did a great job expressing the songs.