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Dec 28, 2007

"Cool" Inspiration

Today's Bloggers Challenge was an "Inspiration Challenge". -- (Find something that inspires you and create a card based off of it.) I love this jacket! This shade of blue is probably my favorite right now... and I found it very inspiring!


Below is the card that I created based off of my inspiration piece. I LOVE this image from Rubber Romance! This stamp is from Paper Pretties' December RR Subscription box. I think she's so chic and I *love* her coat!

I made this card to fit a standard long envelope (9" x 3/5" I believe). I've never made a card this size, but I really liked how it turned out! (***Click on Picture to See Details!***)

I colored my main image using Copics and Copic Spica Glitter Pens. If you look closely, the blue card stock is stamped with Cornish Heritage Farm's Spanish Script BG. I am SO excited to see a BG stamp in a language other than French! I have a lot of ideas for it and can't wait to put them onto "paper". If you look closely, you can see a glittered swirl on the bottom left corner of my card. The image comes from Autumn Leaves' (A Rhonna Christmas Collection by Rhonna Farrer -- Rhonna's Christmas Swirls). It has tiny snowflakes mixed in with the swirly design.

The sentiment is by Rubber Soul's Rose Border clear stamp set.

I used Martha Stewart's Snowflake border punch/embosser for the grey edging. I had a few Making Memories diamond brads that I added to the edge (just to glam it up a bit)... and used my sewing machine to add stitching.

*** If you have a regular sewing machine, adding stitching to card stock is super simple! Just run your card stock through just as you would fabric! No special thread or needle is required! Give it a try! It adds a lot of detail and takes no time at all!

18 comments :

  1. FAB-U-LOUS! I love it!

    Many Blessings,
    M.

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  2. WOW! Love all the details. Great card and I love that stamp!

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  3. She is very chic and so is your card! Love it!

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  4. What an adorable card. You really captured the feel of that blue rain coat. Great job!

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  5. That is so pretty! Love that stamp! I need to get (or use) some RR images. Thanks for inspiring me

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  6. WOW! That is one gorgeous card!!! Everything is just beautiful! And the punch/embossing for the side adds so much. Might have to check those out again next time I'm stateside!! :-)

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  7. I love every inch of this card...SOOOO well made :)

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  8. I like the coat as an inspiration piece and your card turned out wonderfully beautiful!

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  9. SHUT. UP. That is gorgeous!! What yummy colors!! Love the new header!!!!

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  10. I can see why this is your new favorite coat and color! What a marvelous card -- stunning in every way!

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  11. Just beautiful Julie!! You are doing so well with those Copics - I definitely want some pointers in Feb!! Awesome card!

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  12. Beautiful card Julie! I love your inspiration coat and you captured it perfectly with this stamp. Great layout too!

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  13. I just love both the inspiration coat and the card - tooo cute! I always meant to tell you that I always LOVE to come to your blog because the song playing just always gives me a lift!
    Claudia

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  14. Fantastic card! I love all the details and your coloring with the Copics. I'm with you on blue--it's my favorite color, too.

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  15. I love both!! LOL the jacket color is gorgeous but the card is even better!!! I like the edge treatment on the card and your color choices too!! GREAT STUFF!!

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  16. OH Julie. This is wonderful..really!

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  17. I LOVE it too Julie! This is truly a fab card.

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