Saturday, March 12, 2011

double inspiration

Hello my friends. I do have to tell you that my daughter loved the card I made her (see my last post).

Today I made two cards for the inspiration challenge on SCS. I found a couple of things on the selected sight that I just loved and knew that I'd be able to use a couple of new dies that I just got from cheery lynn designs.

The first card was inspired by this wonderful lacy shoe. The lacy leather reminded me of doilies, and one of the dies called French Pastry looks just like a doily, so it was perfect. I pulled out some chocolate cardstock and die cut the doily. These dies are just gorgeous, but they are very, very detailed and require a lot of work punching out all the tiny little holes. But to me it's worth the effort.

To accent the chocolate, I decided to use a card base of groovy guava, sponged with cherry cobbler. Then I die cut a lacey circle from ivory cardstock and stamped filigree (SU) in groovy guava on it. I sponged the edges with the same ink.

The flowers are a digital image called Flowers Set from squigglyfly, which I colored with copic markers and cut out. I wanted a little more color on the flowers, so I sponged the edges with cherry cobbler ink. The leaves are from all natural (SU), stamped on certainly celery and then I pretty much changed the color with some copic markers and sponged the edges with always artichoke. Then I tucked them in behind the flowers.

The sentiment is from A Muse, stamped in cherry cobbler.

My second card is based on this beautiful butterfly bracelet. I started with some very old textured gold wrapping paper. Since it curls rather stubbornly and is really difficult to straighten out, I glued it to some cardstock with tacky glue to make it easier to work with. I then die cut it with my Oriental Butterfly doily die. I also took a strip of the gold and scored it using my Scor-Pal to imitate the bracelet band. I wanted to make the gold look more vintage, so I painted over it with black acrylic paint and then lightly wiped over it with a paper towel to remove the paint from the surface, but not the grooves or the texture.

Using a black card base, I added a red oval behind the butterfly, some red ribbon and a red jewel for accents.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Starla said...

Both cards turned out just lovely, Melody! Your flowers with the added sponging just pop and the butterfly, I can almost picture what the braclet looked like!

Holly said...

ooh melody, these are both gorgeous! I love the new dies you used. The coloring on the flowers is beautiful - the sponging on the edge really makes them pop!
The gold on your second card is beyond gorgeous!

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