As I was pinning earlier this week, I ran across this photo that caught my eye (Photo Source). I love the basket weave pattern on the diagonal.

Since I had some free time today, I decided to catch up on some challenges.

I decided to use this staircase photo as my inspiration along with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge (#4) – a color challenge using Night of Navy, Pool Party, and So Saffron.


I started by die cutting the Midnight Muse strip. I ran that through my Xyron and attached it to a Vanilla strip (so I could easily play around with its position and not have anything showing through). I picked out some patterns in the other colors and then played around with their order and how much of each would be visible.

I also played with whether the patterns would be diagonal or straight on but cut at an angle. Since I used the border die on a diagonal, I kept the patterns that way too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thinking of You
Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders (PTI);
Colors: Midnight Muse card stock & ink, Vanilla card stock, So Saffron DSP, Pool Party DSP (SU);
Other: Piestra die (Memory Box);

3 thoughts on “Inspired

  1. Another gorgeous card Karen – love the die cut border. Thanks for joining in this week at CAS – Colours & Sketches – Jacqueline xx

  2. I really like how you developed your inspiration like this. That Midnight Muse strip looks great and what a creative design. Thank you for joining us again on CAS-Colour and Sketches, great to see you coming back! x

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