Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Inspiration Challenge

My upline challenged our group of blogging demonstrators to use this photograph as inspiration for our stamping this past week. I was drawn immediately to the color scheme - so springlike and fresh! I also liked the texture of the quilt, the femininity of the flower wall-hanging and polka-dot pattern on the bedspread. The card above is what I came up with.

To get texture on this card, I ran a small piece of whisper white cardstock through the Big Shot in our exclusive polka dot textured impressions embossing folder. Then I left the paper in the folder, opened the folder up, and brayered So Saffron ink onto the back side of the embossed paper. By leaving it in the folder, it prevents the brayer from pushing the dots back in. Then I stamped the flower in Rose Red craft ink, sprinkled it with the embossing powder and heat set it. Next I put the strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock down and stamped by sentiment on it. Then I wrapped my ribbon around it all and mounted it on the Tempting Turquoise base.

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Whisper White (#100730 for 8.5"x11"' or #106529 for 12"x12")
Pumpkin Pie (#105117 for 8.5"x11" or #107100 for 12"x12")
Tempting Turquoise (#102067 for 8.5"x11" or #107103 for 12"x12")
Of the Earth Hostess set - #115336 (that's right, you can earn this set free by hostessing a workshop totalling $150 or more!)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set - #115370
Brayer - #102395
Big Shot - #113439
Embossing Folder
Heat Tool - #100005
Powder Pals - #102197
Stamp-a-ma-jig - #101049

So Saffron classic (polka dotted paper) - #105213
Rose Red craft (flower) - #101545
Old Olive classic (sentiment) - #102277
5/8" Old Olive satin ribbon - #117292
Clear Embossing Powder - #109130

Snail Adhesive - #104332 (refills #104331)
Sticky Strip (I find this works really well on ribbon) - #104294


  1. OMGosh...I love your brayered polka dots! What a great idea...I will definitely have to try that. Your card is beautiful, great job on the challenge!

  2. I like the color blocking. Great job Michelle!

  3. Thanks Michelle...wouldn't have thought to brayer the "backside". Very Creative!!


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