Saturday, December 10, 2011

Inspiration Challenge - Simple Things!

Happy Saturday, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast is a great one.....lots of beautiful products from the Ten Thousand Villages online store....I chose this gorgeous Batik Decorative Fan as my inspiration. When I saw it, I knew I had some designer paper with the exact colors in it. I still have several birthday cards to make for this month, so this makes one checked off my list....whew!

To bring out the colors in the designer paper by My Mind's Eye, I used SU Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso.....yummy....chocolate raspberry! :) I haven't used my Cheery Lynn Designs cutting dies in a while, so I was happy to use them for this card. The Fanciful Flourish was cut into pieces and placed around the French Pastry Doily Die Cut....I cut it apart since I couldn't bear to hide any of the swirls under the doily! The sentiment from the "Little Things" set by Our Daily Bread designs was stamped on a Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities die cut, then using the die as a stencil, the border was sponged with Razzleberry ink and a sponge dauber. Though the square panel was pierced using a template, the circle was pierced by hand.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Little Things';
Cardstock: SU Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla;
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye 'A Beautiful Day';
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown and SU Rich Razzleberry;
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily and Fanciful Flourish dies, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, Bow Easy, SU Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner, paper piercer and template, foam tape, sponge daubers, Zva Creative Pearls;
Size: 5 x 5.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a very blessed weekend!!


Saints Rule! said...

So beautiful Angie... I love the rich plum and the black is so striking! The entire thing is just elegance overload... LOVE IT!!!

Lindyloo said...

I need only use three adjectives to describe this card:- luscious, lavish and opulent.
Best Wishes Linda