Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lots of Quotes ... at Gingersnap Creations

It's Wednesday, so that means another inspiring and creativity-invoking challenge at Gingersnap Creations!  This week the challenge is to use a Quote on your project (you can click on the photo above to make it bigger, and easier to read the quote).  What a great excuse to get out all those fun phrase stamps.  My quote comes from the Life Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms (you don't realize these little gems are tucked into this stamp at first, but if you start thinking about inking only one phrase, the stamp becomes even more versatile.)  I paired it with a photo of some dudes hanging out at the Paris Exposition.... certainly a marvel of what imagination and creativity were within the great minds of the time. :)  The image is from Artistic Outpost's Paris Exposition plate.  For the background, I got out the ol' box-o-scraps again, and punched a bunch of inchies from patterned paper and cast-off stamped images.  I distressed-inked them all and played with them until I liked the arrangement.

Now, here's a little jewel of a tool for aligning said inchies on a card.... it's a quilting rule, found in any fabric shop or some of the big box crafting-and-fabric stores.  Anything you need to line up... this little tool can make it easier (see below).  Just make sure your card or project is lying perfectly straight along the left and top ruler lines, and you can easily see the one-eighth-inch markings to guide your way.
Hope you can find time to play along with us.... with all of the graduations and weddings going on at this time of year, you can pass along a little wisdom (or perhaps humor!) using your favorite quote on a card or gift.  Have a great and crafty Wednesday!

19 comments:

stampdiva said...

The colours, image, quote all tie together beautifully. Lynne M x

MrsETaylor said...

I absolutely love this Jean. Your color sense is truly amazing. Thanks for the great bit of inspiration today.

Linda Ledbetter said...

It's fabulous! And, quilting rule or not, anyone who can line inchies up that perfectly is some kind of goddess!

the gypsy magpie said...

Great card! The entire composition is wonderful, but I'm really enjoying the 'inchie' background. Love that whole look and how you can just use bits and pieces. The tip for using the Omnigrid square is genius- I never thought to use mine like that!

LeAnne said...

Great job on this, and the idea of lining things up on the quilting ruler is fab! Hey, this qualifies for the [url=http://citycrafter.blogspot.com/2010/05/week-5-i-love-paris.html]City Crafter Challenge---PARIS[url]

Ellen said...

I love your patchwork background such great colours ( mm I do need an inchie punch)

great stamp and quote

peggy gatto said...

Love the card AND the tip!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Totally awesome QUOTE entry! I love your background!!

Kim said...

Beautiful!! Love this masculine card, Jean!

Julie said...

What a fabulous collage, Jean! Love every bit of it!

Heather Jensen said...

Perfect DP for that image. Fab card. :)

Carol Mae said...

Love your cards, their all lovely. I'm a new follower and will be back often for more inspiration. Smiles, Carol Mae

Debby said...

I love this! Whenever I try the quilt effect something goes terribly wrong. This is fabulous!

Lindsay Weirich said...

wow! I love the background, all the scraps worked perfectly together! great quote too, thanks for the alignment tip;)

Lynn Stevens said...

Fab-u-lous Jean. Love all your inchies in the background too. Its been a long time since I did an inchie card. High time I did another. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

Shar said...

Fabulous card! I love the effect of the focal image on that great grid background! Your quote is perfect!

Jennifer said...

Always a favorite quote of mine - love the style of the first card! Jennifer come visit me at jennsthreegraces

Ali Manning said...

This is an amazing card, Jean. And I love your inchie background - you know I'm a sucker for those. That quilting ruler is an awesome idea - off to the fabric store to buy one!!

tWiNkLestamper said...

love this!!!