Thursday, November 6, 2008

Diva Inspiration Challenge #16

Happy Thursday stampin friends! I hope you're ready for today's challenge! I know I am. October was a whirlwind month for me and I hope November will be a little bit calmer.

I want to wish my sister, Jenny, a very happy birthday!! Today is her special day and when I made my card for this challenge I had her in mind. This card will find it's way to Florida. ;) Happy Birthday Jenny!!!!

Today's inspiration picture comes from SweetDreamsDecor.com. I love this little set up and all the options available to be inspired with. I do enjoy the softer girlie colors and gotta love the flowers! Some possible colors I pull out of this pic are Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Almost Amethyst, and Whisper White just to name a few.

For my sample today, I chose to focus on the baby blanket. I punched out 3/4" squares and layered them on a piece of White card stock to give that patch quilt look. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die. Next I cut out 2 ovals using my Coluzzle. To get my image and saying lined up in the middle of the small oval, I used my handy dandy Stamp-a-ma-jig. If you haven't used this tool yet, you're missing out! It takes the guess work out of trying to line up your image for perfect placement!
I don't know if you can see the little flowers in the background, but i stamped them with VersaMark and then colored them in with the VersaMarker.

Outline the inner oval and outer edge of the Top Note die cut with Crystal Effects, sprinkle with glitter and add Taffeta Ribbon to get the finishing touches. One little extra I added to this card was a flower punched out using the Trio Flowers Punch and adhered it on the knot of the ribbon using Mini Glue Dots.
Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons, Little Flowers, Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Georgia Peach DS Paper
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black, Regal Rose
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 3/4" Square Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Top Note Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Blender Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, VersaMarker, Coluzzle, Stampin Write Markers - So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

To see what my creative team came up with, just click on their name :
Bev
Elizabeth
Charmaine
Tandra

To view the submissions on SCS click here.

Now it's your turn! Post a link in the comments section with your blog entry or SCS gallery showing us what creation you were inspired to come up with!! If you upload to SCS be sure to put DivaIC16 (no spaces) as the keyword. Have fun!!

Inspire Stampin' happiness wherever you go!! :)
~~Maria~~

5 comments:

Katy said...

Wow! That's a lot of work glueing down all those squares but the result is worth it. Beautiful!! TFS, Sister.

carolm said...

gorgeous card maria!!!

i love the quilt idea with the big shot.

xox ~ carol.

escape2stamp said...

Everything about the card is just beautiful! TFS!

Alicia said...

Beautiful job! Love it!

Ching said...

Beautiful card ! Colourful !
Here's mine...
http://craftyshotz.blogspot.com