Yesterday, I walked to my mailbox to drop a birthday card in and luckily my mail lady had already been by.
Luckily? Yes! There was a new Ulta magazine in there! (Ulta is a beauty store that we recently had open. Its pretty magical, because I live somewhere that doesn't believe in good shopping--anyway)
I love to flip through the pages of the Ulta magazine because there is always pretty color combinations! Like it's their job to show whats "on trend" in the beauty world. Now, there has been times where I've tried (and failed) to recreate what I've found in these pages, but today I think I hit a home run.
Not to toot my own horn.
Today's inspiration draws from the super colorful Clinique Happy box! Doesn't it scream springtime?! (Dear Alaska...please jump on the spring season train. I'm sick of looking at snow.)
I knew I had the colors to make this happen and whipped up the background quite fast. I stamped the Happy and embossed it but wasn't quite pleased in how that was blocking my background, so I colored the outline in black and wiped with a tissue. (next time do this step before embossing so you don't get black smudges everywhere like I did). Then I trimmed to fit better. I added the SAB ribbon, Wink of Stella, and the birthday banner and called it a win!
Speaking of spring, this card fits perfectly with the new Watercooler Wednesday challenge! Its the perfect coincidence! Seriously, it doesn't get better than this, friends! haha.
Sorry about the wonky-sized pictures today, I didn't crop them before uploading and now they are big. Really big.
I'd love to know where you draw inspiration from? Post in the comments below!
PS: Shameless sales pitch. If you love Gorgeous Grunge (the splotchy black spots), NOW is the time to get it as it's being RETIRED. *sobbing* They are still available as of me writing this! (while supplies last- click on the banner below!)
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you have a stamptastic day!!