This week we are doing a friendship inspiration challenge. (I'll get to the details in a minute.)
HeartSongDesigns is our sponsor this week and will be giving a prize to our lucky winner.
Here's the card I came up with as my inspiration for you~
When you go the The Perfect Sentiment challenge blog, you will see the inspiration photo for this week. It will be obvious to you that the colors in the photo is where I got my colors from. That, for me, was the easy part ;-)
Although there are no flowers in the photo, it's just so unusual for me not to use flowers in the cards I make. This was no exception. I made this one by first stamping the big flower from Stampin' Up's Fifth Avenue Floral set onto Baja Breeze card stock in versamark ink. I then embossed it using brown embossing powder. After that, I stamped it again in versamark on vellum card stock and embossed with the brown embossing powder. I cut each of the images out and layered the vellum flower over the baja flower. The small amount of adhesive I used was done by placing glue dots just behind the knot in my ribbon and down in the upper left corner of my sentiment. This held the flower on, but allowed for the flower to have some dimension with the layering, as you can see here in the lower part of my photo.
I thought this little sentiment from A*Muse was a perfect choice. I love the size, the font and the simplicity of it. Again, I embossed with brown embossing powder.
You may not be able to tell from the photo, but I also embossed my baja cardstock layer using a Sizzix striped embossing plate to add a little texture and some subtle stripes.
I must say this really was a bit of a challenge for me! If you are familiar with my cards, you know this was not a typical card for me. It's more of a "clean & simple" style than I am accustomed to making. But it's what I was inspired to make from the challenge photograph. I started with the colors, then added the stripes in the ribbon, as well as the card stock layers. The circles in the photo came in to play through the dots in my background paper. I kept everything pretty straight and in line with each other, but I just couldn't resist adding a big flower for a little pizzaz!
So head on over to The Perfect Sentiments challenge blog to see the inspiration photo that inspired me to make my friendship card. Hopefully you will also be inspired to play along!
Just remember: your entry must be submitted by the deadline next Tuesday at 10:00pm EST!
And you can also check out all the other wonderful DT's cards and blogs here:
Thanks for visiting me today. I hope I'll see your friendship card soon, too!