Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Be Inspired #8

When Beate sent me this week's inspiration challenge, I just LOVED it. That dress is so funky! (in a good way) I decided to use So Saffron, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White to make this card. The sets I used were Pick a Petal, Warm Words and Sweet Shapes. The first thing I did was stamp the petal from Pick a Petal six times and cut them out. I stamped the matching center and cut off part of the circle to make it more like the flower center on the dress. Once I arranged the petals the way I liked them, I mounted the flower to the card with dimensionals. I added some grosgrain ribbon for a stem and faux stitching along the bottom part of the card using my white gel pen. After I added the white brads, the card needed something up at the top. I tried different embellishments, but nothing worked for me. Then I decided that a butterfly goes with a flower, so that might work. I stamped the butterfly from Sweet Shapes in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped and embossed it again on vellum cardstock and cut that one out. I bent the wings back a bit to give the "flying" effect and mounted it on top of the butterfly I stamped on the card. It gave just the touch I was looking for. Be sure and check out what Beate, Dawn McVey, Silke Ledlow and Susan Roberts came up with for today. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Pick a Petal, Warm Words, Sweet Shapes (SU); Paper- So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Basic Black (SU), vellum; Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine), Versamark; Accessories- white embossing powder, moss grosgrain, white brads (Oriental Trading), paper piercer, white gel pen

42 comments:

Karen said...

I love everything about this card! The colors are great and I love how you incorporated the ribbon as a stem. Also, the butterfly is a sweet finishing touch--great card!

dawnsing said...

Oh my gosh, Charmaine that's darling! What a fun card!!

beate said...

Charmaine, this is perfect! Why didn't I think of that set! Soooo beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Joanne B. said...

I just LOVE this! Totally adorable!

Libby said...

This is such a cute card, and a perfect take on the inspiration piece!

Neva said...

Charmaine this is just too cute. Great way to show your inspiration.

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE it!

Lorie said...

Great rendition of the inspiration! Just love it!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Perfectly adorable, Charmaine! It looks just like that cute, cute dress!

Cindy H. said...

What a beautiful card!! I think that a butterfly is a perfect choice and I love how you did yours!

Keri said...

It's a perfect match! Wow! Love the card!

Samantha Esqueda said...

Wow- You are amazing- this one is my favorite- I have this set so I am going to CASE thisone- I LOVE it! Great job!- Did you see I sent you an award- come on over and check it out!

Cambria Turnbow said...

SO cool... I love your card! It totally matches that dress too! We must have been sharing a vibe that night babe! ;)

Melissa said...

Perfect Charmaine!

Many Blessings,
M.

Jenn in GA said...

wow...this is quite an exact match! i'd swear the fabric was made from your card, not the other way around.

Dawn Easton said...

Great card Charmaine! I love this flower and rarely use it!

Janine said...

This is such a funky card... I love it!! The flower is just too sweet!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Fabulous card, Charmaine. I love your interpretation of the inspiration. The flower and the colors are just beautiful. Fun, fun, fun!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW, Charmaine! This card is spectacular! I've seen many cards using Pick A Petal, but you've made this one so unique and original. I just love it!

Stacey said...

BEAUTIFUL Charmaine!!!!
Just gorgeous. LOVE IT!

Alexandra said...

Oh Charmaine - this is totally gorgeous!!! I love it, you did such a wonderful job on this challenge!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love how you were inspired!!

Deborah said...

Love your take on Beate's inspirational challenge! Hugs to the sweet bugs! Deb

Sara in WI said...

Great card! It really follows the inspiration, too.

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Charmaine, I LOVE your card!!! What a great take on the inspiration piece!

AnnL said...

OMG!!! How much more perfect could that card have been. Awesome job, Charmaine!

Bethany Paull said...

It's awesome! Great colors. And so beautifully bold with that huge flower. Love the white accents.

Jenn said...

This just screams SPRING to me! What a great use of the inspiration piece. You did an amazing job with this!

Heather said...

Wow that is cool! You can really see how you "drew" your inspiration from the dress!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, and I love the butterfly!! Perfect for the inspiration piece!!

mochamama said...

aahhh, this is sweet!

Gretchen said...

Charmaine, this is so pretty! I just love everything about it! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Michelle Tweedy said...

Gorgeous!! I love it. I'm going to be CASEing this one, for sure.

Candy said...

Fabulous!!

Christi said...

This is an inspiration! I haven't used my Pick A Petal set in awhile. I just might have to CASE this. Awesome!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Charmaine! This is the perfect choice for the inspiration piece. I love this card!

Donna said...

WOW you reallu nailed the inspiration! what an awesome card!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Oh my gosh...SHUT UP. Fabulous.

Jackie said...

This is such a fun and adorable card!

Jules said...

Wow! A lot of people like this card just like I do!!! I like the card better than the dress!!! :)Julie

Vera said...

Absolutely fabulous! You did a fantastic job with this challenge!

Juanita B said...

PERFECTION!! I can't get over how much the card looks like the dress, I just LOVE it. Fabulous work. TFS.

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