Where do you find your card ideas? What inspires my card designs? How do you come up with so many ideas all the time? Do you think that when you see all the designs of cards I make or friends make? When you watch my videos or other videos, do you think – how do they come up with all those ideas? Well, today I’m sharing some top tips on what inspires my card designs.
First up is the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. Without a doubt the ideas, layouts of colours and the designs of the papers inspire lots of my cards. Use the inside pages to spark things that you might change up, or play with to come up with your own slant on things. For example, here’s the Picture Perfect Party Suite catalogue spread.
And here are a few cards I designed off the back of that photo.
What Inspires My Card Designs?
Secondly, the things around me. More and more as you grow as a designer, you see colours and patterns everywhere. Did you count the number of Stampin’ Up! colours at the recent Royal Wedding? I think the entire new colour range was on show! So fashion and home decor spark my thoughts too. This plate from my local supermarket is a flash back to the Botanical Gardens suite, but I can tell you it’s also showing up in the new catalogue too!
Finally, nature plays a huge part. The colours and shapes, the flowers and designs are there to see. Here is an alpine plant I’ve had in my garden for years, it’s just going over now, but it reminded me of Awesomely Artistic.
So, here is a card designed to match!!
Queen Pip Tip
Check out all the ideas over on my Facebook Page this week. Don’t limit yourself. Learn to see colours and patterns and be brave. Put your ideas to card stock, it’s just a piece of card with some ink. You CAN be creative and once you start, you just can’t stop!
So, that’s the inside story on what inspires my card designs. Inspiration is all around you. Have fun looking! Don’t forget to check out my Pinterest Boards to see more creations and inspirations.
Crafty hugs, Pip x
Pip Todman aka Queen Pip
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