Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cover Art Inspiration...

Greetings!  Today I created a card for the Cover Art Inspiration Challenge put on by Papertrey Ink's {Capture the Moment} blog.  The challenge is to select one of these book covers, and use it as inspiration to create a really unique project.
I chose the Great Expectations cover, and was inspired by the colors of the cover.  I used the black and gray hues as my main colors, and added that little touch of pink, incorporating it into a Christmas card using Papertrey Ink's Winter Hills Stamp Set.

The colors used are Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Pixie Pink!

The colors give you a "trendy" look, a bit on the modern side for Christmas.

Also inspired by the cover is the "block" design, the letters on the cover stand out, they're in blocks, and I tried to keep that pattern on my card.  And I just love that little snowman stamp :-) 

It's fun to take the colors from a magazine layout, or fabric, or wrapping paper and then use them in a card.  I LOVE the gift wrap section at Target, and will often snap a picture of one of their gift bags for the color combo (photo serves as memory!).  The colors (at Target) are usually trendy and make a great handmade card!!

I continued the blocky look for the sentiment inside using Papertrey Ink's Happiest of Holidays stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today, maybe you've found some ideas on where to get crafty designs from!!
Have a lovely Sunday!



  1. Kristi your card is so so sweet, love the patterned paper!

  2. Love the trees on patterned paper. Nice how you tilted the focal point, too.

  3. I just love the trees stamped on that patterned paper. Every element works so incredibly well.

  4. So pretty = love where you went with the colors!!!

  5. This is so sweet, so lovely, such a great layout. Very nice, Kristy!

  6. Thank you ladies! Thank you for your comments!