Friday, February 20, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #86: Inspiration Challenge

I was inspired by this challenge! I was literally NOT even thinking about blogger's challenge when the idea for this card came...that's the best feeling! I know that there will still be weeks of struggle (that's why we need challenges) but this one was a delight!


I began with the Big Shot and the NEW Stampin' Up Texturz plates!!! I chose the damask (which is a Stampin' Up exclusive!) I used Ruby Red cardstock and after embossing, I used the Ruby Red ink pad to darken the impressions. Then, used my gold ink over that. I stamped the flower from the Botancial Blooms set...it's a Sale-a-Bration set that I earned for free! (Yep, even demos get SAB benefits!) I simply stamped the outline images with my Black Staz-On pad and then the inner flower with Ruby Red and Always Artichoke ink. I finished off with some Always Artichoke ribbon, stampin' dimensionals and ta da!



Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the other BC members' blogs!


17 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Lisa, this is beautiful. Your cardstock and embossing match the bed spread perfectly! Fabulous take on the challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the shimmer on the Texturz Damask - it really shimmers!

Nikki Bond said...

Very elegant! Love it! {SMILES}

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Even your blog skin has taken on the theme this week!

I love all the texture in this.

:) Marcia

Kerry D-C said...

lovely card, Lisa!

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty Lisa, love the addition of the gold to the card.

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow this is pretty. The Gold really makes your embossed pattern "pop" and looks so elegant. Nicely done.

Connie said...

We had a similar thought using the Damask background and the SAB set! Great job...

Connie Paxman said...

the gold embossing goes so well on the red...The ribbon is such a nice touch for this card.
connie paxman

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card Lisa! That background turned out beautifully! :D

Robin Merriman said...

So very pretty, Lisa! I love the gold on the background - fabulous!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Wow! Adding gold to your background really makes it "rich" looking! Beautiful card!

Lori said...

Your textured background is beautiful, Lisa! I love the gold highlights.

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty!

StampingSelene said...

OOOOOhhhh Rich and beautiful. I love the idea of doing this with the texturez. Gorgeous!

Patti Chesky said...

The gold on the red is so rich looking. Great card Lisa!

MJ said...

Ohhh, so pretty!