i am often inspired by the moxie fab world's tuesday trigger but i don't always have time to get it done. i really wanted to play the last one, but the week sped by. and then this one popped up - what's not to love about pretty little petits fours?! i couldn't let two perfect inspiration pics go by, so when i finished a little organizing project yesterday, i just had to put trigger to paper and make it happen!
pink flowers, squares, woodgrain - the elements and layout of the image just begged for a literal translation in paper. so i did just that! a woodgrain embossed base card, layered with pink squares popped up on foam tape in a similar formation to the petits fours in the photo, topped with copic colored flowers with black pearl centers and curled up petals. i even added silver mirror paper banners to mimic the spatula. and to balance that, i formed the sentiment out of silver wire - total love!
i always have leftovers when i create, so rather than leave these to clutter my desk, i decided to use them to create a second card. the result still has the same elements - pink flower & square, woodgrain & silver - but the layout is more simplified and less literal. i debated whether or not to add a sentiment, worried that it was too simple. after letting it sit overnight, the simplicity won out. i like the prominence of the woodgrain with the simple single flower, and adding a sentiment seemed forced. if i decide to use the card for a specific occasion, i can easily add someting to the inside. it's always good to have a few open ended cards on hand, especially one that is so pretty and pink! thanks for the trigger, cath. i love a good inspiration pic and this definitely qualifies!