Variation on Inspiration - Doodle Flowers

I haven't been posting regularly, but I'll see if I can change that.  I thought it might be interesting to post cards that I make along with the inspiration for the card.  Many of my cards aren't original designs - some are exactly like someone else's card, and a few others are variations of designs.  It's the variations that I'm talking about.

I made this one last night.  I found it's inspiration on Pinterest --> this pin.

I found it because I was looking for inspiration for a romantic script 6x6 stamp I purchased from My Favorite Things.  This is the card I made.

I didn't have the beautiful flowers from the inspiration, so I used instead Doodle Flowers from Inkadinkado.  The doodle look to them worked well with my hand-drawn stems and buds.  I stamped them on Neenah solar white with MFT black hybrid ink.  I stamped the MFT Romantic Script stamp over the flowers with Lawn Fawn Walnut ink.  I colored the flowers and stems with copic markers.  I then "distressed" the white paper with Distress Ink - all over with old paper and then on the edges with vintage photo using a round blender.  The piece is layered on MFT Tangy Orange.  The sentiment is from Penny Black's "Sprinkles and Smiles" set.  The card has no dimension, and I love the look of it.  It's a favorite of mine.

Christmas Cards

I was a little more rushed this year creating our Christmas cards, but I did finish them.  The totals were:
  • Cards for friends and family - 50
  • Cards for Steve, Grant and Josh - 3
  • Cards for Steve's work group - 6
  • Cards for a friend to send - 4
  • Cards for the church's scholarship students - 6
So that's a total of 69 Christmas cards.  I've loaded pictures of them on Flickr, and you can see them at this link.

  Christmas Cards 2015

Speaking of numbers, I keep track of the cards I sent, just for fun.  In 2015, it was a total of 384.  It doesn't seem like that many.