Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inspired by Packaging



The idea behind this card was inspired by packaging!  I've been trying to think of different ways to use the chair images from Hero Arts (HA) CL480 Wish You Were Here set and had the idea to do an outdoor patio/deck scene.  But I was stumped on how to make this particular chair image look like outdoor furniture until I looked at the stamp set's packaging.  The cardboard insert has the new Envelope Pattern (S5507) printed on it and I immediately thought wicker!  After stamping the envie pattern on a piece of white cs I embossed the chair image.  I embossed the chair a second time on some summery pp and paperpieced some "cushions" to my "wicker" chair.  Since the table image is a solid stamp I first inked up the envie pattern and then "kissed" it with the table before stamping on white cs.
After stamping a piece of kraft cs with HA S5208 Designer Woodgrain I cut it into strips and pieced them together to make a "deck".  I still thought it was missing something so I added "nails" by stamping the dots from HA CL342 Everyday Sayings.  The little flowers are from HA CL322 Artistic Borders, the sun from HA CL439 Kiss From the Sun and the birthday sentiment from HA CG275 Birthday (4).  The relax sentiment and wine glass are from a My Favorite Things set.  Phew - that's a lot of stamps!!
Other Materials Used:  Cloud die cuts from Anita (Thanks Anita!), Cricut Pagoda cart (umbrella), Stampin' Up cs and ink, Bo Bunny pp and source unknown of coordinating pp.

I'm getting a headstart on the 5 birthday cards I'll need for the month of June :)  Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!

11 comments:

Anette H said...

LOVE the scenes you create, Robin, sooo creative and with so many FUN details!!!

Lin said...

Girl, you are amazing! LOVE all the scenes you come up with - I think you should publish a book with all of them!

Tiffany said...

Very fun Robin! Such a delight every time I see your scenery cards!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Robin, I love the patio scene that you created. Love the packaging inspiration. This is an awesome card.

Eve said...

this is a GREAT card for my heart right now! It Snowed today...:-( yes, it looks like the chair on the deck, and luv how you made everything Perfect for the scene I LUUUV! :-)

Barb said...

That is exactly where I want to be sitting RIGHT NOW! In that adorable chair, on that fabulous deck, during a bright summer day, with a refreshing drink and flowers all around! Robin, This is fantastic! You are so darn clever! Love this to pieces! :)

Brenda said...

I thought this was a stunner when I saw it on Flickr! I think I am where you are in terms of how I am starting to think about these stamps, especially the ones that could be a little bit more challenging to use on a regular basis without becoming totally boring! I love what you did here, you just completely transformed the stamps! Very creative!

Rosemary said...

goodness!!! you are so incredibly clever, creative, talent, etc., etc., etc., robin!! love, love, love this little scene!

AnitaRex said...

Robin what a clever clever idea to make it an outdoor chair and scene!!! The envie background is so wicker! I love this card! :> And I so want that chair for my backyard!

Lisa said...

A fantastic twist on the use of these stamps, Robin! So creative and clever- LOVE it!

Angela said...

OMG love that card, so cute!!!!