You don't have to go very far to find holiday inspiration these days–a simple trip to a local department store can sometimes present just the right amount of sparkle and color to get one's creative wheel in motion. A perfect example of this are these shimmery cards from CP Gal, Ashley Marcu.
When I'm 'out and about', I pick up so much inspiration. Holiday store displays are some of my favorite places to grab color scenes and upcoming trends. On a recent shopping trip I was inspired to make these two cards using the Maggie Holmes Open Book collection.
There are so many sources for inspiration this holiday season!
First, I took note of a mix of rich textures and sparkling glitter next to solid natural decor. I also saw lots of neutral tones mixed with metallics.
I took all of that inspiration and created this card. I started by using the die-cut set from Open Book to create my deer focal point. I built from there, adding a gold sticker, fabric brad and glitter die cut leaf.
I brought in more texture by embossing the corner of the patterned paper mat behind the dear. The card was finished by adding a few vellum pieces and a rub-on sentiment.
While shopping I also found plenty of teal. The varied tones and textures brought a fun twist to this popular color.
When trying to replicate this look for my card, I went through my Open Book collection and gathered all of the blue elements I could find.
I then began to play with the elements and mix and match them just like I'd seen on the shopping aisle. The glittered chipboard frame was layered with a flower and a several die cut pieces.
Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see how you are inspired this holiday season!