Jun 24

Design infused #1

Written by: iwona    11 Comments

I’m so happy to finally launch one of the new blog features today! The first one out of many fantastic things that I’ve got up my sleeve… if only time allowed me put it all into action soon enough!
The series I’m launching with this post is called Design Inspired, and that’s where I’ll be showing you my latest design non-card inspirations and how I translate them into projects using stamps and ink. Sounds like fun?

The inspiration for today comes from this amazing, Mexican-style wedding invitations that I found originally on Pinterest, which in turn led me to this cool website.


 You have to go check all of the designs out, in the source post! I gasped when I saw them, my folksy side is in utter delight 🙂 Aren’t they GOR-JUSS?? I was even more excited when it dawned on me that I could achieve a very similar effect with my beloved Folk Art Medallion stamp set from Waltzingmouse. That’s when I told myself “right, girl… I think it’s a perfect time for your first Design Inspired post!”
So… here’s what I made.

I took a solid border piece stamp from Folk Art Medallion for the quickest result, but I could also create the same pattern using smaller bits and by doing so, I’d be able to mix various colours, like on the other stationery items. Here I only added a touch of dark brown, by cutting out the tiny circles for the flower centers and adhering them on top of the stamped design.
I used Say It Loud (also Waltzingmouse) for the sentiment, and experimented with Fancy Flourishes, Scallops & Dots for the dotty lines.
Finally, I selectively inked one of the border stamps from Heirloom Patterns, for the aqua horizontal dividers.

The Envelope was created using Kreate-A-Lope, plus I did the liner with its help. I traced the top half (flap) and the center of the template on a piece of white paper, cut it out and trimmed any excess necessary. Then the tips of the flaps were rounded with the punch and I decorated the insert by stamping a tile design with the Folk Art Medallion set.

Voila! Isn’t it lovely? 🙂
I hope you liked it and that you’re looking forward to another installment of Design Inspired. Cheers!

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