Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Inspired by a Royal Hat!

This post is courtesy of our Featured Stamper for June, Chris!

No – its ok, you have come to the right place. Some people get inspired by glossy magazines with articles about beautiful rooms and great designs but me, I was inspired by Her Majesty! I was having my first caffeine fix on Saturday morning watching the TV when the Queen drove down The Mall on her way to the Trouping of the Colour and I thought “those colours on that hat go really well together”.


Lavender Moon, Spring Moss and Berry Sorbet are not colours I'd normally put together but I thought if they were good enought for a royal hat, surely they'd look ok on a card. I went with a round and a square card for this project using all Papertrey products in the corresponding colours.

I used the same colour ways for both cards using a mix of patterned papers and cardstock. I added in a hand cut label on the round one and a Spellbinders tag on the square. A few buttons and trim and they were done!

Supplies: Stamps - Round & Round, Autumn Abundance; Cardstock - Lavender Moon, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet; Paper - Pretty Pastels, Bitty Dots, In Bloom, Bitty Box; Accessories - Butterfly die, Spellbinder labels, vintage buttons, ribbon, pearls.

I love to use Papertrey's designer papers and recently split several pads with a friend in the US. So to share the paper love around I thought we could have a little challenge! Round cards are a favourite of mine and I could use some more inspiration - so how about you make a round card using at least one Papertrey Ink product and post it to the linky thingy below. You have 2 weeks to enter and we will draw a winner on Thursday 8th July! Entries are welcome from all corners of the world and the prize can be shipped anywhere!

Please do have a go - you could be the lucky recipient of these 30 sheets of Papertrey DPs!

We can't wait to see what you come up with!


7 comments:

Laurel said...

Beautiful cards!

Katiejane said...

Great inspiration, I'm going to Germany for two weeks tomorrow so I wont get chance to do this one but I hope to do the next.
Katie x

AuroraDawn said...

Gorgeous cards Aimes, love the colour combinations!

I hope to have a play with some round cards some time over the next week or so, will add them to Mr Linky :O)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wonderful beautiful cards!!!

Ann said...

HRH only has the best designers I expect so you can't go wrong with her colour scheme and this is a lovely colour combination - and of course two gorgeous cards. So pastel pretty. Love to try a round card again - I think I've only made one before.

Dana said...

Beautiful cards, Chris! Love how you drew inspiration from the Queen's hat. That color combo indeed looks great :)

Vicki said...

Didn't find this quite so easy, not good with ideas for round cards, hope you like :)

hugs
Vicki x