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What gives you inspiration to create certain projects?

What gives you inspiration to create certain projects? At times it seems difficult to be inspired to create a project, but, there is inspiration all around us that makes it easy. All you have to do is open your eyes (and your mind) and look around.


This was my inspirational moment this morning. I stepped out of the camper, and this was the view I saw.

What I saw was an absolutely beautiful sunrise. Seeing it was all I needed and was exactly the inspiration I needed, so instantly I began to create a card in my mind. As I was looking at this amazing sunrise, this is what was going through my mind…

…my mind thoughts

  • I need a birthday card for Judie.
  • Cardstock, most definitely Watercolor paper.
  • OH, and the colors, Watercolor pencils…blue, yellow, orange, gray
  • And hands down the stamp set will be Lovely As a Tree.

Now it was time to get the idea in my mind out and on paper, it was time to start creating this card. I went back into the camper, gathered the products I needed, sat down, and started creating. The products I used to create this card are listed below.

My Supplies

  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Rich Razzelberry, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Watercolor Penciles: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamp Set: Lovely As a Tree
  • Accessories: Blender Pen, Snail Adhesive
Using watercolor pencils

My first step was I applied the different watercolor pencil colors to the watercolor paper. Next, to get the desired look I wanted, I used used a blended pen. My third step, I stamped the image of the trees with the Black Stazon ink. Next, I layered the watercolor paper on the Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay cardstocks using Snail Adhesive, and adhered the layers on the base Very Vanilla base cardstock. Here is the finished card.

Lovely As a Tree, Watercolor Technique

If you like to learn different techniques, click here. Okay, now it is your turn. Take a picture of what gives you inspiration to create a certain project. Email me at jill@jillsstampingcorner.com with your picture and what you created and I will feature you as a guest stamper.

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