As we conclude our first "Get Inspired by" series, we're going to take a different direction with the inspiration photo:
Vanessa Spencer's cover for Take Ten is smashingly wonderful on every level: design, color, layout, theme. Until now, my Vanessa-inspired cards have focused on the layouts of the packaging, but today's card uses a different layout but is clearly inspired by her color choices and theme of "brown paper packages tied up with string."
The layout I chose is a classic CAS layout...simple and straightforward and taking advantage of the balanced spots in the upper left and lower right corners. But the use of kraft paper, a label, and the orange and cream color scheme shows a clear connection to Vanessa's packages. The "package" I chose to make the card for is a new baby...the very best package of all!
Plus, I deserve extra credit for using one of my scalloped circle punches. I just had to have those durn things, and now I find them so very hard to use! Here, it's quite successful, perfect for the Hero Arts label stamp (discontinued), accented with a heart and sentiment from PTI.
When an inspiration photo doesn't appeal in design, try lifting the theme and colors instead. The results can be fabulous!
And thus concludes the final post of the Get Inspired by Packaging series. I hope you enjoyed it!
On another note, I've spent a lot of time this weekend playing with my new beauty from Papertrey and have lots to share in the coming week. I hope you all have had a lovely weekend!