Challenge #13 at Cut it Up Challenges is to create a paper project that was inspired by something we saw on Pinterest, or was inspired by a fellow crafter. I’ll be needed to make lots of masculine cards to send to my son, who will be deploying to Afghanistan this spring, so that’s what I went searching for.
Some of the projects had sailboats, but he’s not into sailing. Some had golf, but again, that’s not something he does. But several had this diamond embossing pattern, which I happen to have and never used!! Here is one example of the diamond embossing.
So that became my inspiration for the background. I embossed it on metallic paper so it would look like a toolbox, or something found on a workbench.
Cool gears and cogs were on several cards, too, as in this example.
They were another cool, masculine element, so I decided to incorporate some of those as well. This is what I came up with:
I got these cool gears at The Free SVG Blog!
What inspires you? We’d like to see a project that was inspired by something you saw on another crafter’s blog, or on Pinterest! Don’t forget to link back to theirs to give credit where credit is due, and don’t forget to use a die cut!!
See you over at Cut it Up Challenge Blog!