I am the Creative Guest Designer at Inspired by All the Little Things

I am super excited to be the Creative Guest Designer today at Inspired by All the Little Things!  I was asked by the extremely talented Karen Day. Karen and I shared Design Team duties a few years back for the Close to My Heart Heart 2 Heart Challenge. And this is our beautiful challenge graphic!

I just love the colors of this camera and all of the glitz.  I wanted to make a card that expressed this.

Did you see the featured tutorial this week from Splitcoast Stampers?  They featured the Starburst Background technique.  I love the way the background spotlights the camera.  I have made cards with this before but I had always placed the "rays" next to each other with no space.  This time I left a little space between each ray and the black glitter paper peeks through giving my card a little more pizzaz.  

The camera is cut out using the Close to My Heart Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.  I used white Glitter paper to make the "burst" shape (also from the Artbooking cartridge) behind the camera to represent the white flash bulb of the camera.  I added aluminum foil to my camera for some shine.  And the hearts I added because I love hearts and glitter!

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Now be sure and head over to the Inspired by All the Little Things blog and see what the Design Team has made for this challenge.  And a big thank you to Karen and the Inspired by All the Little Things Design Team for having me this week!

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 

Supplies Used


  1. Melinda, you captured the essence of the photo in so many ways - the colours, the camera, and especially the flash!! I can't believe that you used aluminum foil, that's the most creative part - thanks for being our wonderful Guest Designer this week :o)

  2. Love your take on the inspiration!

  3. Super cute card for the challenge. Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little things.

  4. LOVE the shimmery Flash you created! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By All the Little Things as Guest Artist:)


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