Hello SCT friends! It’s Latisha here! Today I am sharing how to take projects shown in the magazine and recreate something new. The project I chose to take inspiration from is the Spring Canvas from Anya Lunchenko, found in the Spring 2021 issue. She had a large sentiment in the center, greenery in the top left and bottom right corners, and a lot of white space. Take a look:

And here is my take on Anya’s beautiful design, in card form:

When taking inspiration, I don’t copy the project exactly. I recreate the sketch, draw from the color scheme and find product in my stash. Brainstorming, I chose to grab large dies for the sentiment, and then washi tape with matching dies to recreate the flora and fauna. 

Supplies | Cardstock: Lawn Fawn, Concord & 9th; Dies: Concord & 9th Everyday Sayings Dies, Pinkfresh Studio Painted Peony Mix die; Washi tape: Pinkfresh Studio Painted Peony Mix floral; Glue: Lawn Fawn; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

Following Anya’s canvas, my first card takes cues from her floral corners and green and yellow color scheme. To create the dimensional corners, I first applied the Pinkfresh Studio Painted Peony Mix floral washi tape to smooth, white cardstock. Then using the coordinating Painted Peony Mix die, I cut them, creating multiple floral pieces. The floral die cuts were adhered in each corner using glue and foam adhesive for depth. 

The sentiments were die cut from green and yellow cardstock using the Concord & 9th Everyday Sayings Dies. “Friend” was cut three times from yellow cardstock, then adhered together with glue. By gluing the same die-cut together in multiple layers, it makes the die-cut stronger and easier to adhere to the card base.

Supplies | Cardstock: Lawn Fawn; Dies: Concord & 9th Everyday Sayings dies, Snail Mail dies; Stamps: Concord & 9th Snail Mail stamp; Ink: Concord & 9th; Glue: Lawn Fawn; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Other: red gems, blending brushes

What I love about Anya’s canvas is the bold sentiment and all of the white space. For this card, I used white cardstock for the base and front panel just like the “hi friend” card, but before the panel was adhered to the card base with foam adhesive, I stamped the “sent with love” sentiment onto the panel in black ink. The ‘hello” word was die cut from white cardstock using the Everyday Sayings dies, then with blending brushes and a rainbow of ink colors, the white hello became a gradient of color. The rainbow “hello” was adhered to a coordinating grey shadow and then adhered to the center of the card below the stamped sentiment. 

The postage stamps were stamped in different colors onto white cardstock using the Concord & 9th Snail Mail stamp and then die cut using the coordinating Snail Mail dies and adhered to the card. For interest and sparkle, I added a few red gems to finish off the card.

Thank you so much for joining me today! There is so much inspiration in each issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Please tag us on social media when you too take inspiration and recreate your favorite projects found in its pages!

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