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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Birthday Inspirations

I made this card for my sister-in-laws birthday! I was still in Virginia at Gaylyn's house (my other wonderful sister-in-law), so I used some of her goodies to create it!!! :O) Check out the picture below to see my inspiration!

I used whisper white, riding hood red, and chocolate chip card stock. For ink, I used chocolate chip and riding hood red classic inks. I used the Pocket Silhouettes, Baroque Motifs, Cute and Curly, and the hostess set called Best Yet. For the background I used the swirls from the Baroque Motifs set and a strip of chocolate chip card stock. I used the SU's exclusive Top Note die with the Big Shot with the riding hood red and whisper white. I stamped that with a stamp from the Pocket Silhouettes set onto the whisper white. I first inked the stamp in riding hood red and then used my chocolate chip marker to color in the stems. I stamped the image once and then again on both sides of the main image without re-inking the stamp. I used the curly label punch. I punched out with chocolate chip cs and then the stamped image from the Cute and Curly set and the Best Yet Set. I had masked the thank you from that stamp from the Cute and Curly set with tape before I inked the stamp. (Using tape is a great way to quickly mask something.) I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to place the words inside the stamped image. I cut out the "you" stamped in riding hood red and used dimensionals to layer all of the pieces. I added a riding hood red button tied to chocolate chip 5/8 grosgrain ribbon with linen thread to the corner with glue dots. I also sponged the edges of everything in chocolate chip before I glued it all together.

Here is a picture of my inspiration for this card. I picked out this coffee cup at Starbucks and thought I would make a card to match. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very creative day!!!

P.S. I added this color combo to my SUColorQ account! Just love this combo!!!


fairymadjo said...

hi hun, what a stunning card.is just sooo pretty,thank you soo much for your kind words on my blog.
huggs jo

Anonymous said...

Such a stunning card. So beautiful!! I can see where the inspiration is from and she will love the gift. So wonderfully done!

StampMom said...

That *is* a really pretty color combo -- love the earthiness that Chocolate Chip brings out of Riding Hood Red -- TFS!!

Angie C said...

What a great card Kari, love the way you made it to match the mug :-)

Linda Elbourne said...

A beautiful card Kari - I love all your latest creations X

nessy said...

wonderful card kari ~love the strong colours
vanessa xx

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is gorgeous! I love that top note die. :)

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