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.


beate said...

Girl, that is beautiful! Which card did you case? It's not a case of mine! I love the dry embossed background on River Rock and the beautiful medaillon! Awesome job!
Thanks for playing. Hugs and smiles

Juliana said...

Fabulous card!!
I love the dots on the scallops!!!
That background is really cool, too! I haven't tried that with dye ink (only craft/pigment)--Looks cool!

Allison said...

Oh wow Theresa! Love the medallion here and in some of my fav colors!

Paul Sears Photography said...

That is just beautiful! I have a couple of friends who do cards, one using photography and one similar to yours. But yours are way better!

Joanne said...

I love your take on the challenge. Your cuttlebugged background is just perfect for your gorgeous medallion!

Brooke S said...

LOVE, LOVE this card was designed to be the gift tag that is attached to that dress.

mudmaven said...

Love this! Just gorgeous. ~chris

Cyndi said...

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I love this card. The cuttlebug background and the colors used are just wonderful.