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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blissful Inspiration

Glad to be back blogging after a week of lazy days.  My card today is the result of two challenges:  Color Dare #98 (Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke & neutral color of choice) and Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #59.

As you can see, I flipped the design.  The card base is Perfect Plum card stock.  I added a layer of Elegant Soirée designer series paper that had two  diagonal corners rounded.  Three strips of Always Artichoke, also with diagonal corners rounded and three punched out flowers with Crumb Cake brads added at the top of each strip, was adhered to the designer paper.  The image from the Bliss stamp set was stamped with Always Artichoke craft ink on Crumb Cake card stock, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and had its diagonal corners rounded also.  The flower from the same stamp set was stamped with Perfect Plum craft ink on Perfect Plum card stock, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and cut out with Paper Snips.  A Crumb Cake brad was added to the center and the flower popped up with a dimensional on the image layer.  This layer was matted with a piece of Perfect Plum card stock, corners rounded, and added to the card front with dimensionals.  It's hard to see the embossing in the photo, but I love the look it gives to cards.  This was a great color combo to work with.  I hope you're enjoying your Saturday.

Stampin' Up Products Used 
Super Stamp Set:  Bliss (w-#123255/c-#123240 - Sale-a-Bration)
Irresistible Ink:  Subtles Craft Stampin' Spots (#119716); Regals Craft Stampin' Spots (#119717)
Card Stock Confections:  Perfect Plum (#101889); Crumb Cake (#120953); Always Artichoke (#105119); Elegant Soirée DSP (#117163)
Terrific Tools:  Heat Tool (#100005); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309); 3/16" Corner Small Punch (#119867); Paper Snips (#103579)
Finish It Up:  Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130); Neutrals Brads (#119736); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

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11 comments:

Ink Paper Stamp said...

Great card. I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Martin said...

Patti, great card! TFS
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Penny Hanuszak said...

Beautiful color combo Patti. This Bliss set is getting more and more appealing to me. I like the way you changed up the sketch. TFS!

Shari Winterstein said...

Patti - this is a stunner! Thanks for blessing my day. :) Just may have to case this one! :))))))

Anne Marie said...

So pretty, Patti! I just love that Bliss set and the design is beautiful. I really like the way you rounded a few of the corners, too. Nice job! :)

Marisa said...

This is my SAB set of choice when I place my order. You have used it wonderfully! Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

AnnMarie said...

This is beautiful! Fantastic color scheme! :)

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Another beautiful card I love the sketch of this card.

Glenda J said...

So striking! Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

Sharnee Torrents said...

So cool how you've flipped the sketch! It's a great card, well done!
SMIles SHarnee :)

H2 :) said...

Very elegant Patti. Great colour scheme. :)