Monday, April 25, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration - NanaConnie

     It's my day to do the Designer Inspiration Post at MHK Designs and I hope everyone gets some kind of inspiration from this delicious card on which I used papers from the "Easter Flowers" digi paper set and an image from Mynn's lovely "Stencil in the Roses" set.  After the fabulous release of five new sets this month, I wanted to use an older set which is one of my 'go to' sets for all kinds of occasions.

     Since purple is my favorite color, you could have guessed that would be in use.  :-D

     I used a different printing technique than what I usually do and I really like the way it turned out.  I selected my digital paper, printed it and then put that sheet of paper back into the printer tray.  Then I went back, selected the rose image and printed it onto the original sheet of printed paper.

     Didn't that make a spectacular silhouette?  I trimmed the paper to size, turned it slightly on an angle, then trimmed off the corners which overlapped the edges of the card.   I added one bit of black lace before mounting everything onto a lavender card front.   I printed the sentiment  ("Tulip of Thanks" set) separately, cut it by hand, and adhered it last.

     Don't forget that our new challenge for April/May started last Thursday and you have until May 20th to get a card in.  We have an inspiration photo which you can use (colors, photo, whatever),

or, if you use any MHK Designs image, then the challenge theme for you is "Anything Goes."  Hope we see you playing along.

Stencil In The Roses Digital Stamp Set  Easter Flowers Digital Paper Pack Tulip of Thanks Digital Stamp Set


  1. Such a striking pretty card...Just love this clever idea, Nana Connie :) Thanks much for sharing!!!

  2. This is stunning, great idea!

  3. Gorgeous card and the black really pops against the purple 😊

  4. I am in LOVE with this card, NC! The sets you paired with this paper are perfect! I adore the PURPLE and black, too! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx