Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Inspired by…..tulips

Still trying to play catch up with the challenges this week at 365 cards. Day 156 (or Monday for you and I ) showed us an ad and you were to create a card with it. Here is what the ad looked like:

image And here is what I created from it:


I began with a piece of Old Olive SU cardstock and ran it through the CB using the Distressed Stripes folder. I sponged black ink on the embossing to give it the distressed look of the table. I found this stamp, that I hate to admit I didn’t know I had, by Northwoods. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with these copic markers:

100_1448 After coloring the image I placed various Spellbinders dies on top and found that the only one that fit was the Small Labels, which coincidently has the same corners as the ticket corner punch. So I punched the corners of all the layers so they would match. I wanted to somehow bring the picture shown on the table in the ad into my card. After dragging out all my Basic Grey paper packs, I finally found a sheet in Lime Rickey that worked. I know you can’t see too much of it, but it suits me. To incorporate the black knobs on the drawers I used black dew drops. I didn’t have any black ones, so I used my Copic marker to color them. They need a bit of time to dry as they were still very sticky when I glued them to the card. I now have black tipped fingers. The final touch was to add a piece of twine with the Inspire tag. The tag was made with my SU Window Word punch.

I was hoping to catch up and actually work on Tuesday’s challenge tonight, but no such luck. I know it won’t happen tomorrow night, as I have to attend a Holiday Open House for work at the swankiest Resort in town. They have a new chef and want to present various holiday menus. We (my employer) were invited as we hold most all of our dinners and social events at the Resort.  Since it is from 5:30 to 7:30 I hope they have what I consider “heavy appetizers” which translates into dinner for me:)


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous....such a fab job coloring and I really love all the texture that the old olive panel gives your card!

  2. hi Cheri, I was afraid that would be a problem, I'll move the card picture up, currently it is done below the spider web. Thanks!

  3. OK Cheri, I just 'thought' I had inserted the sunflower card - thanks so much for letting me know - it would have taken me days to pick up on it!!! LOL

  4. OK, last post, I love your tulips - such a perfect take on the inspiration ad!

    OK I hope nobody is the first 2 posts, just the last one. (I think I'm going back to bed!)

  5. Beautiful card - love the textured background!


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