Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Truely Inspired Friend
Beate's Inspiration Challenge this week was a tough one. Once I finally got the colors I wanted and made the medallion, I couldn't seem to pull it all together. I went back to Beate's site this morning, saw the card she posted today and, all of a sudden, I had my layout.
So this is the card I came up with. It is not only an inspiration challenge, but is also a case of Beate's card layout. The background is created by applying River Rock ink to the negative side of the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder and dry embossing with River Rock paper.
The background is mounted on a piece of Basic Grey card stock that was sponged with black ink around the edges. That is mounted on a River Rock card base.
I made the medallion with the large flower stamp from True Friend (Stampin' Up). I inked it with Stazon black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I colored it with water color pencils and heat embossed over the entire image with clear again. I cut around the image and then sponged the edges with More Mustard ink. That was mounted on a black circle which in turn was mounted on a scalloped circle of Really Rust card stock.
To make the scalloped circle (I don't have nestabilities), I cut a circle and used the SU corner rounder with the guard off to create the scallops. The sentiment is from One of a Kind (Stampin' Up) and was cut out using the word window punch.