Inspiration Challenge

December 29, 2007 at 2:36 pm 14 comments

A lovely dress was the inspiration for today’s challenge over at SCS – one of those pretty sparkly cocktail dresses!   Here is my submission based on that inspriation.

elements-nk-1.jpgI started with a large chocolate card, 5 1/2 x 5, on which I embossed images from the Flourished Elements set.  The embossing powder is called “Black Hills Gold” from Creations Unlimited and it has a wonderul effect to it.  Depending on the light, the embossed powder looks either gold or copper – just like the Black Hills Gold jewelry!  I stamped another flourished element on  piece of scrap chocolate and cut it with nestabilities circle dies. 

Love is stamped on vanilla and embossed with the same powder.  This stamp is from the Lace Heart set from Flourishes and was cut with nestabilities as well.

Then I took a piece of gold scrapbook paper and did a “tuxedo” fold – thought it would look well with the formal look of the stamps.  If you are doing a fold like this use thin paper, not cardstock, which is just too heavy.

I attached the gold paper to the card and wrapped a gold cord  – which is actually metallic needlepoint thread – around it, then attached the Love circle to the cord.

Entry filed under: Challenges, Flourishes Designs.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Charlotte  |  December 29, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Wow… I love it I love it I love it!!! Beautiful and stylish card!

  • 2. Jan Marie (flourishes)  |  December 30, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Wow E Zowie…that is pretty and yes so sparkley..just georgeous.

  • 3. Kelly W  |  December 30, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    That is such a lovely design. I really like the “Love” stamp. I am going to check out Flourishes.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 4. Janine  |  December 30, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    This is just beautiful

  • 5. Lindsay  |  December 31, 2007 at 1:35 am

    wow that is so pretty, TFS

    Lindsay Your SBS 5 Sister!

  • 6. ann  |  January 1, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Lovely. Where can I find the embossing powder? It is one that needs to be added to my collection. I see some Flourishes that need to be embossed, yum.

  • 7. juliann13  |  January 1, 2008 at 10:02 am

    So pretty!!! Love the chocolate color, with sparkles!

  • 8. Lay Hoon  |  January 1, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Great card!
    Love the embossed background

  • 9. Jany  |  January 2, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Hi! Happy new year from your SBS 5 sister Jany!

    I’m commenting this time (after reading your post, of course) to let you know that there is a group for our sisterhood (group 5 only). If you’re already part of it, feel free to ignore this message. If you’re not, please e-mail me so I can have your e-mail address (the one to use for all group related) and add you to the group. It is a Google group but you don’t need a google account to access it, just be a member. My e-mail address is

    Hope to hear from you soon!

  • 10. Dawn  |  January 3, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Stunning card love the colours you have used ,XX

  • 11. Kanani  |  January 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Great card. I think the prima goes right well with this card. Good job!

  • 12. Janine  |  January 4, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Nicely done !

  • 13. Cheryl Penner  |  January 4, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Very striking!

  • 14. My Paper World  |  January 5, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Your little black flower looks perfect!


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