Pink & Red Inspiration

Today's card was inspired by two different photos.  What struck me about both of them were the pink flowers against the red background.  Normally I don't pair pink with red, but it is such a striking combination that I thought I would give it a whirl. 

One of the photos I drew inspiration from comes from a new (to me) challenge called {PIN}spirational Challenges.  It appears that they chose a pin from Pinterest and use that.  Here is this week's photo.  You still have time to join in the fun too!

The ribbon detail in my card is similar to the white lace in the picture, and my flowers have pearls too!  Actually I didn't notice the pearls in the picture until just now, but it looks like I added them because of the Pin, doesn't it. :) 

The second picture I drew inspiration from was for a world cardmaking day challenge.   Can you see how the 2 pictures are completely different and yet inspired me in the same way?  I took the cherry blossom and stamped it on vellum, and used satin ribbon.  Isn't it fun how two different pictures could inspire me in the same way?

Japanese Kimonos

I love this card.  It uses some retired product that I wish we still had. When I made it I didn't have anyone in mind to send it to, so I left the inside blank, for now.  I'm sure it will go to someone special.  In the meantime I think I will put it on display in my craft room to inspire me some more.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

P.S.  Have you checked out my Blog Candy post yet?  I'm giving away a FREE stamp set OR set of cards to one lucky person.  It's easy to enter, just CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom for the "rules.   ;)  Good luck!


Nathalia O'Connell said...

Lovely card. I love the tiny pearl detail you added to the flowers.

Dawn Mercedes said...

I really like how you did that ribbon. I have tried several times and my attempts are pathetic! What is your trick?

Corrinne Quinn said...

Gorgeous creation! That ribbon is just splendid :) Thank you for sharing this with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

I invite you to join me at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here:

Lots of joy,

Eesha Kolli said...

Oh My My !! Such a gorgeous creation :-) Thanks for playing along with us at {PIN}spirational challenges this week.

Paige said...

Love the inspiration you took from the photo. Lovely use of ribbon too! Thank you for joining us this week at {PIN}spirational Challenges.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Wow! Very pretty! I love how you did the ribbon!

Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge this week!

Margaret said...

Your card is very beautiful Heather. I do love that stamp from Stampin Up and I like to hold on to some of those retired stamp sets also. Love the ribbon design and yes, the pearls are perfect. Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenge. Good luck! Hope to see you back again.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Love the ribbon!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!