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Sep 13, 2007

Inspired by Vera

One of the doctors that I work with carries this Vera Bradley Tote and I just LOVE it! I told her one day I would design a card based off of it... and I finally got to do it! This week's Bloggers Challenge was to create a card based off of something that inspires you. I knew exactly where I would be going with this one!

Here is the card I designed. I have to say that I think it turned out pretty close! I used one of my new Stampin' Up! sets 'True Friend' (from the holiday mini) to create the panel on the left. The large floral images were stamped in Chocolate Chip and colored with Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, and Cool Caribbean. I added some sparkle with some Aqua Stickles and colored gemstones from K & Co. I used some pop dots to give it some dimension.

The smaller floral images were stamped with Versamark and embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. I stitched both panels using my sewing machine.

The panel on the right was created with Autumn Leaves' Swirl set, stamped onto Shimmery White CS (SU). I used markers to color in the bolder images and an aquapainter to add color to the background. It has a great shimmer IRL.

I added a little detail with a white Souffle Pen to paint some details onto the chocolate CS.

I left the card blank so that I could just pull it out in the future and use it for those last minute 'need a card now' moments.

Make sure you check out all of the other girls' projects from the Bloggers Challenge group. I can't wait to see what inspired them!


***Just a side note... I just opened shop on Etsy! I don't know if I will actually 'sell' anything, but I thought it was worth a shot. Check it out and tell me what you think! :)

23 comments :

  1. It's a gorgeous bag and a fabulous card, Julie! Great, great job here...that'll be hard for all of us to follow.

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  2. What a beautiful card! I can't believe you stamped the right panel. It is so perfect that I thought it was patterned paper for sure. Absolutely beautiful!!

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  3. oh wow! LOVE the colours and the flower is a great match. thanks for sharing

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  4. Fabulous card...so beautifully designed. I thought the panel on the right was patterned paper...EXCELLENT job!

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  5. What a great inspiration piece you found - your card turned out beautiful.

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  6. Those colors are awesome! Great card, it is beautiful.

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  7. I have the same fabric Vera Bradley! This is great! I hope you give her this card to show her.

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  8. I love this! The way you translated the top portion along the panel of your card and combined it with the right side is gret.
    Pat

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  9. Vera Bradley bags are always great inspiration...color colorful and great patterns! Love how you broke the card up into panels with different patterns...great card!

    Connie

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  10. I love that purse and Vera Bradley, but I love your card even more...it's gorgeous!

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  11. I think your card is even BETTER than the inspiration piece Julie! I for sure thought that was PP on the right side! What a great stamper/colorer you are.
    I love the versamarked images--they are a perfect backdrop for your incredible flowers!

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  12. Yummy!!! Eye candy - your card is gorgeous with all the fine details, clean stamped images and awesome coloring. Love that bag too!!! must check it out.

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  13. great card - love the VB bag too! :) great job - love the rich colors!!

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  14. Julie...this is soooo stunning! Wow!

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  15. Julie, Great job recreating the look of the handbag. I thought the border on the right side of the card was background paper at first until I read your post. Wonderfully done. Ida

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  16. well done, very creative, must check out your shop, i love etsy!! :)

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  17. What an awesome job Julie... it's fabulous.

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  18. You did a terrific job with this - your card is beautiful (as is the bag!). Such agreat job putting everything together!! :)

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  19. You did a great job on the card! It totally resembles the purse! I love the colours and design.

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  20. This is gorgeous! I love the vivid colors.

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  21. Pretty card! Can you post your Etsy web address?

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