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Friday, April 8, 2011

Inspiration Bloggers' Challenge

This photo on the left was our inspiration for this week's Challenge....don't you love it?  The black and white framed photos against the light blue wall is just so crisp, simple in its design, but softened by the blue wall....IMHO.  So, that's what I went for when designing my Challenge card this week...simple and uncluttered design, crisp colors with Basic Black, Whisper White, and Baja Breeze.  I'm thrilled with the way this came out....so thrilled that this just may be my Convention swap this July.  Of course, I need to wait to see if everything on this card will be in the new catalog, but it's certainly a contender!

And guess what?!!  I didn't use the Big Shot for this card.  I KNOW.....you must be as shocked as I am!!  Truthfully, I did consider re-doing this and using the BS, but I decided to go with the "less is more" rule. 

This features a brand-new stamp set that will definitely be in our new catalog, Four Frames....and you can purchase this set right now!  It's available for a limited time, and you can be among the first to own this fun set before the official release!  For complete details this fabulous new set, click here....and then, of course, let me know you wish to purchase this set.

Not sure how this card looks on your screen, but the Baja Blue ink on the center greeting, the ribbon, and the cardstock background really DO match in real life.  On my screen, they don't, but I promise that they really, do match!!
  
To create this, the Whisper White cardstock was adhered to the Baja Blue background, using some Dotto (temporary adhesive).  Stamp in each corner; then remove the white cardstock which is then added to the black cardstock and then adhered permanently to the blue base.  It's a cool technique that has been around for a long time has a lot of impact....and is as easy as just described.  The Baja Breeze Seam Binding was wrapped around the black and white panel, the tag center was added, and those pretty little Basic Pearls added as the final touch. 

Stamps:  Elements of Style, Four Frames, Thank You Kindly
Inks:  Basic Black, Baja Breeze
CS:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Misc:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Designer Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig*, Dotto
*You didn't think I was able to get mirror images on my own, did you?!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!




12 comments:

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. You're right...the less is more rule applies here. The card is very striking.

Lisa Somerville said...

How elegant, love those frames! Great take on the challenge!

MJ said...

Ohhhh! This is soooo pretty! Love every part of it. You are my hero!

Ida said...

Simply Elegant!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful, love the layout of the card and those flourishes coming off the frame!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this- great card- and very elegant. I agree- less is more!

sheryl said...

Gorgeous, Barb! I love how you stamped the flourish on the white panel and card base. Great choice of colors too!

Lisa Bohler said...

I really like how you added extra focus on the label punch/four frames portion with the scrolling images!!! Gorgeous!

Rose said...

Hey ole kitchen buddy, your card is great, it would make a wonderful convention swap!!! Wish I were going. Love your card.

JP Card Crazy said...

Great take on the challenge. Beautiful card!

Linda Monroe said...

That four frames looks darling.

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love how the flourishes accent the framed sentiment.

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