Saturday, October 6, 2007

Happy World Card-Making Day!

I wasn't going to stamp today. I REALLY wasn't because I have some housework that needs to get done. BUT, how could I resist on World Card-Making Day? I don't think it was truly an option! Anyway, I saw the Inspiration Challenge on SCS today and thought I'd give it a shot. I've never done this particular challenge before.

The challenge was to use this bedding from Pottery Barn as your inspiration. So, here is what I came up with.

I started with a 3 3/4 x 4 1/4" piece of Whisper White. I stamped one of the flowers from Big Blooms in Pumpkin Pie and then rock-and-rolled it in Purely Pomegranate. I added some additional flowers (from Papertrey's Green Thumb) in Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Pumpkin Pie, with centers of Basic Gray. I then added a couple of leaves in Old Olive. The leaves are from a CTMH set that I've had forever, but I don't remember the name. I then sponged the edges of the piece in Bashful Blue.

After stamping the focal image, I cut it into 3/4" strips. I decided to do this as a panel card to imitate the quilting on the bedding. (And I just really like that layout!) I added my panels to a 4 x 4 3/8" piece of Basic Gray and then added a piece of Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon. I just got that ribbon yesterday, so I had to use it. It is beautiful!

The bottom piece is a 4 1/8 x 2 1/2" piece of Bashful Blue cardstock. I stamped "from the heart" onto it in Basic Gray before adhering to the card.

I hope you like it! Now - back to housework. I need to get some done so we can watch football tonight. I'm not usually a big football fan, but Missouri is playing Nebraska. I am a Missouri alum now living in the heart of Cornhusker country. Football is a big deal here, so we'll see how the game goes. Regardless, I am rooting for my Missouri Tigers!

Stamps: Big Blooms, Green Thumb, CTMH set
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegrante, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Old Olive
Other: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon

ETA: Missouri 41 Nebraska 6


Nancy Riley said...

Carol, I love your interpretation of the inspiration piece! Beautiful !!! Boy, I bet your neighbors LOVE you! ... I know how those Cornhuskers fans are (I'm married to one!) LOL!

malieta said...

Very cute card!

Corie said...

WOW I love this. GREAT job on the challenge!!

Michelle said...

Great card!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oooh...I love this! cute and fun and darling!