I had a nice long nap on Sunday afternoon. The sun was shining. Lots of new things to play with.... You would think that would be a recipe for Stampin' success, no?
There is a fun new bundle that will be available in the upcoming catalog June 1. I know it is supposed to pop up. I cut all of the dies out of white cardstock to mess around with the mechanics. I messed and messed. Looked for any helpful tips online. Made a mess.
An hour or so past. I decided that I would use the dies as the focal point on the front - instead of the amazing pop up on the inside. Wanted to use some new In Colors with copper accents. I have several events coming up and not nearly enough copper paper. I tried some other color combos.
Just when I was about to move on to another stamp set so I would get SOMETHING accomplished - I looked up at my studio wall. There it was - right in front of me.
My studio wreath is green with a white wash - I used Garden Green and washed the white ink lightly over the top to subdue it. The new wood paper stack had the perfect background paper. Then I highlighted it with touches of gold.
It took some time - but I was pleased with the end results. The inside will get decorated as well - but it was late and my dinner cooking responsibilities took over!
Here it is - a great match of the overall look with the new wood paper stacks.
Sometimes when you get stuck for inspiration - simply look around at what you love. My office is 'me' - the only room in the house that all the say in is mine :)
And - watch this space! I WILL conquer the pop up eventually!