Thursday, June 3, 2010

Scrappy Inspiration...


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This week I have the pleasure of being the Pals Paper Arts Featured Artist and today's challenge is an Inspiration Challenge. I love the photo for its colors and very modern look. I decided to take a very literal interpretation of the floral pillow from the photo for my little scrappy hello card.
I have a lot of scraps, and I mean, A LOT. I hate throwing anything away, and so I have mounds of bits and pieces of card stock all over my craft area. I thought this would be a great opportunity to make a card using some of those scraps. For this card, I die cut the cherry blossom with a very cool Embosslit and used the Five-Petal Flower Punch for another flower to mimic those in the photo. For the other elements, I simply free-cut different shapes along the same lines as those pictured. After gluing everything down, I added a simple little rub-on sentiment. Then, for a final touch, I cut away each side of the card (taking care to leave two little tabs at the top so the card could still open and stand up) to emulate a pillow shape. I was left with a bright, trendy card to send to someone just to say 'hello.'
BEAN NOTES: (unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Chat Room Rub On; Sizzix Cherry Blossom Embosslit; Five-Petal Flower, Spring Flowers; and Punch Pack Punches; Black Brad (generic) Big Shot HAPPY BEANS: Scraps of Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke, Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Crushed Curry Card Stock

11 comments:

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your 'pillow'... awesome! Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Love this card! You did a great job with the inspiration!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Bean, you are truly an artist! I love your card. You made the Inspiration Photo come alive! Glad you were the Featured Artist!

Patti MacLeith said...

Your "pillow" I mean CARD!!! is just lovely! It so matches the photo!

Melanie Collins (Oops a Daisy) said...

I love your card Regina! Matches the Insipiration picture beautifully!

shannon said...

absolutely excellent!!! love it for the ppa challenge!

Liz Hughes said...

Beautiful card Regina!

Martha said...

Yeah, you out did your self with this one! It is just beautiful! Your design is perfect!!

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Linda Callahan said...

Great design - the colors are perfect - love it!

Mary Fish said...

So striking . . . love at first sight. Hugs, M