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My Pure Inspiration board on Pinterest has tons of inspiration (631 pins to date) if you are interested in a random assortment of images that caught my eye as potentially useful. Sort of like today's inspiration!
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Sometimes, a pin on Pinterest screams at me to BE INSPIRED, DARN IT!!!! This pin is such a pin.
Eeep. Love, love, love the red, wavy shapes. So I went to work and used stamps from five different companies to make a card that makes me very, very happy.
Note that I placed my stamped panel on the right while the sentiment hangs off to the left, putting it in the upper left "sweet spot" for a focal point. That arrangement provides some nice asymmetry and movement that would not be there had I left the stamped panel larger (I trimmed it quite a bit) or put it in the center with the sentiment centered one-third of the way down as it is on the bubble-bath box.
To link the stamped panel and the sentiment better, I used Hero Arts charcoal on both the text stamp and the sentiment stamps. For my purposes that seemed to make more sense than using black, as the labels on the box and bottle do.
And that's all I have to say about that.
stamps: Papertrey Text Style, Hero Arts Antique Engravings, PSX three shells, A Muse coral, My Favorite Things Label Maker Sentiments
ink: Hero Arts red royal, charcoal, sand; Memento rhubarb stalk
paper: Papertrey Ink white