Wednesday, June 20, 2012

OLW93 Kitchen Inspiration Card

Heather's OLW challenge this week is to go to the kitchen for inspiration. I found this pepper shaker in my spice cabinet and immediately got inspired!

Here's my summer version of the pepper shaker, with a little glitter, of course!

All stamps are from A Day at the Beach by Papertrey. The word Summer is from the sentiment that says Summer Bash. I just inked the first word.

It took three tries to get this right. First, I tried to use Gray Flannel Memento for the sentiment. Looked weird. Second, I stamped everything too low on the card. Looked unbalanced. Third, I oopsed and got a smidge of ink on the word Bash, but I covered it up with a white gel pen. Can you tell?

For such a simple card, the execution was harder than I expected!

I added the glitter glue to spice things up. To create just a sheen of glitter on the orange drink, I painted the orange Stickles on the glass with a paintbrush.

stamps: PTI
ink: Memento
paper: PTI
accessories: Stickles in yellow, lime, and orange


  1. I feel summery already! Fab card


  2. Love it!!! I found inspiration in my morning coffee mug, will share tomorrow, confident it'll make you smile too.

  3. Cute summery card - I love the Stickles :)

  4. Great card! I just photographed a whole bunch of things in my kitchen and I can't wait to play!

  5. Your pepper shaker is a great inspiration piece and I really like your summer card. Sometimes it is the "simplest" cards that are the hardest to nail. After I had finished my sponged dots on my card I wished I had positioned them a little higher but alas no time for remakes.

    By the way your holiday sounded so lovely; I am looking forward to more photos and news.

  6. Wow! This pepper shaker was in your cabinet? Great inspiration! I love the OLW challenges.

  7. Really bright and adorable.

  8. Great summer card -- perfect placement,naturally ;) I even bought a quilter's ruler - HA! Still can't figure it out!

    I re-made my one card -- I knew there was a reason I don't re-make cards! Sheesh~ Thanks again for your help

  9. Fresh ! And so nicely pulled together.

  10. Susan, this is so cute! It would really make a great set of summer notecards, too. You did a great job with your inspiration!

  11. Loving that inspiration AND your card!

  12. Wow Susan, You rocked this challenge! I love the design, and fun Summery colors along with the sparkle.

    As they say, third times a charm and yours absolutely is.

  13. Love the card, but even more so, I loved your 'oopsies'. Makes me not feel so clumsy about my own. TFS


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