Inspiration can come from anywhere, even a bag.

A friend of mine brought some things to me in this bag and I fell in love with the design on the sides.

   

Immediately, I thought that would make a beautiful background for a card, so I went to work.

I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set (#141534) and stamped the background using Versamark ink (#102283). I first embossed some of the images with White embossing powder and some with gold embossing powder. I experimented a bit and combined the two powders together to see what it would look like. The result is the image in the upper left hand quarter of the card.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Flourishing Wishes

Once the embossing was done, I sponged the background using Pool Party Ink.  Not exactly like the bag, but I think it came pretty close, don’t you?

I cut a few of the images from the Flourish Thinlits out of the gold foil paper to add to the sentiment circle which was cut from one of the stitched shapes framelits.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Flourishing Wishes

I also used some of that gorgeous Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon for another accent.

And the inside has another sentiment with one more thinlit image.

Tammy's Stamping Creations Stampin' Up! Flourishing Wishes

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I also hope you saw how inspiration really CAN come from anywhere.

Let me know what has inspired you lately.

Tammy

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