I literally spent hours perusing Roxie's SCS gallery trying to settle on a card I wanted to case. I kept coming back to her beautiful Black and Red card.
We are required to change two or more things in our casing of the featured stamper's card. Things I changed are:
2. stamp sets
3. Cuttlebug embossing folders
4. border punch shape
5. I added piercing and ribbon
Although I love red and black, I used my beloved purple and black. I stamped my Friendship Blooms flowers in Versafine Black, cut them out, and rolled the petal edges around a stylus to shape them. Lavender gemstones were added to the flower centers. I used the flourish stamp from this same stamp set for the background on the top Lavender Lace panel.
Stamps: Friendship Blooms, Petal Pushers
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Black, White
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folders, Oval All punch, oval punch, paper piercer, black and white striped ribbon, dimensionals, corner rounder, scallop border punch
Yesterday, hubby and I were out of town for the majority of it, and I didn't get a chance to upload this card to my blog that I made for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. We were to select a book cover from the Book Cover Archive, Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com. I selected the cover of a book entitled The Egg Code from Book Cover Archive because I was drawn to the circle of trees.
I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up and connect the trees from Stampin' Up's Lovely As a Tree, and I colored the them with Copic markers. I sponged Soft Sky from the center outward on the Very Vanilla cardstock and graduated to the darker color of Buckaroo Blue.
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, Buckaroo Blue
Accessories: sponges, oval punches, tag corner punch
I hope you're enjoying your Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!