5/17 Inspiration All Over!

This candle and matching gift box was one of the Inspiration Pieces that I gazed at this morning over at SCS. The color reminded me of Almost Amethyst so I used that as my starting point. I wanted to play with one of my newer background stamps called Riot of Petals. The frosted candle holder reminded me of vellum so that became the starting point for this card. The base of the card is black and I used a panel of Almost Amethyst to attach my layer of vellum stamped with Riot of Petals in StazOn Black Ink.

This card is simple, but the black corner accents give it some extra pop. The longest part of putting this card together was coloring the flowers with my Almost Amethyst marker . . . and really that probably didn't take more than 10 minutes . . . so I'd say this card was a true 15 minute card. Another thing I like about this card is that it is completely flat so it is very mailable! My card purchasing clients really like that.

Supplies I used to create my Amethyst Riot:

Stamps: Riot of Petals, A Little Birthday Cheer
Paper: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Vellum
Ink: StazOn Black
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Markers

The card pictured above is a Great Swaps Girls Challenge. You can read about Denise Hinton HERE. She is aka geekgirl at SCS. I really liked the card she made with the Die Cut Blooms featured in the SU Occassions Mini Catalog. You can see a picture of the card I was inspired by HERE.
At the moment, I am on a chipboard roll, so I decided to try putting patterened paper on my chip board pieces. I used the SU Anywhere Glue Stick to adhere the paper to the chip board which comes from the On Board Blossoms and Basics kit. I went with a black card instead of the white card, and I also used textured black cardstock as a panel on my Basic Black card base. It doesn't show up too great in the photo, though. My sentiment is from the Eastern Elegance Rub On set. After I rubbed it on, I punched it out with my designer label punch and glued it into a styled silver hardware piece. Awesome and Easy! The leaves around my chip board flowers are cut out using the 5-Petal Punch. It also punched out the patterned paper flower that fit my 5-petal chipboard piece perfectly. I love that when SU products tie together like that!
Supplies I used to make this challenge card:
Stamps: none!
Paper: Basic Black, Textured Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Cutie Pie DP
Ink: none!
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 5-Petal Punch, Styled Silver Hardware, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pop Up Glue Dots, Black Marker for Faux Stitching, Eastern Elegance Rub Ons
Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great weekend!


SmilynStef said…
Your flat card certainly has visual interest ... love the vellum ... absolutely fabulous!
Anonymous said…
This is a great card. I just love the vellum look. It colors nicely. I have not tried using it before. Nice job.. TFS