Friday, February 1, 2013

Far Out Gift Card

Happy Holly-Day Friday Peeps!

Today is my day to bring you a design for the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.  Now the key words are "bring you."  You all know I started out a "KopyKat" right?  Where I shamelessly found designs I loved and then got all the supplies to case them.  Well, as time went by, I broadened my horizons with a little experience under my belt and started to make my own designs.  Not true in this case, lol.  I totally scrap lifted this from my friend the other night in our Stampin Up Club.  My Demo - Rhonda came up with this fabulous gift card design and my friend Jeri was putting it together when I showed up late.  As she was adding things, (stuff I disassembled, lol) I had this vision of my new little Doodle Garden - Far Out from MFT's, with a Die-Namics Botanical Beauty sponged with Tim Holtz - Wild Honey Distress Ink on the front.  I could totally see my Die-namic Peace Sign on the inside with the sentiments.  So Jeri graciously gave it to me and I sat and chatted.  I was too darn tired to make my own projects just having come from work and a really super busy day.  So yes, this one will go back to Jeri. 

I inked up the MFT stamp with Memento Ink and used the Best Glue Ever to hold that flower together.  I colored her up with my Copic Markers: E00, E21, E000, E93, E000, E27, E25, E23, BG09, BG07, BG05, BG000, BG10, V17, V15, V12, YR09, YR07, YR04YG91, YG21, 0.  I also used a glaze black pen and some Glossy accents (for the glasses) that kinda got away from me a bit, lol. 

Now whenever I did a total KopyKat, I would always message the person and tell them and they were always so gracious and happy that I found their work inspiring and wanted to make my own.  There are some designers who get really miffed if someone copies them. They feel that they are designers and therefore the work belongs to them.  Perhaps it's a publishing thing, I am not sure, but I often wonder where they learned how to do what they do.  Certainly they had to learn it somewhere.  I find I like the sharing aspect of this craft.  So if I make something that inspires you, feel free to KopyKat the design or the idea.  Plenty of fabulous and famous designers taught me and inspired me and answered back my numerous questions tirelessly.   I can't even count how many U-Tube tutorials I watched, how many times I went to Splitcoaststampers tutorials, and how many questions I asked, lol.  I have read articles, blogs, magazines, descriptions, etc.  My S.U. Demo has kept me in supplies and inspiration for years, so for all these people who share, I say, "Thank You".    And for those who feel Inspired by my Designs I say,  "THANK YOU!!!!" 

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments!


Simon Says - Anything Goes


Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW"" This is wonderful Holly. Such a fabulous design and I love the image and colours.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Tress said...

I love it! The peace symbol die cut goes perfectly with this sweetie! Have a fun weekend!

Laura Love said...

This is adorable Holly! I am sure your friend will love all the improvements that you made to her gift card holder that you stole...LOL! Hope your little man is feeling better today! Thank you so much for doing the post yesterday - I really appreciate it :)

yyam said...

What a cool card. Love the shape. :)

I think we get inspiration from everywhere. Unless you use exactly the same supplies and make a complete replica, then that's stealing. Being inspired by aspects of a design is fine!

CASTOWNE said...

And I say a BIG THANK YOU to you for sharing all your wonderful creations with me. I don't think I could make a card without all the inspiration I get from others. Love this gift card design. Have a great weekend.

wannabcre8tive said...

What a neat gift card, I have never seen this one. I love the stamps you chose. A really cool card, peace baby. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Holly! Love the fun and funky image! Your fancy card is awesome!

Athina said...

I love this fold! Definitely funky and I love it!

Marcy said...

Love this card, the design and the cute image! I'm always looking for new things too and these days there is so much out there which is awesome! I definitely feel inspired by you all the time so Thank you! :)