LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #125 card

Hi again!

As I mentioned in the yesterday's post, I decided I'd like to aim to participate in more challenges, so I went for the Etsy Inspired Challenge number #125 and I'm going to throw my ring in that hat for the Simon Says Stamp blog's current challenge with cards themed for Love is in the Air!

Here is my inspiration photo:
Its such a pretty little headband!! There were several items I liked (so I might go back and make more if I have time before Charlotte's surgery on Thursday) but here is the card;
I'm really happy with it! I went very literal with my interpretation but that's ok.

I stamped the Hero Arts Silhouette onto black cardsdtock using HA Snow ink. I diecut it out using a nestabilities die. I then edged with the same ink.
Next I stamped HA Dots Cling stamp using Snow Ink onto a larger diecut piece of red cardstock and set that aside. Next I stamped the same Dots stamp with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

I layered the three pieces together, the top (cameo one) with pop dots.

I then diecut a piece of white cardstock with a Fancy Labels Die from Spellbinders twice, cut them both in half, stamped the sentiment on one layer.  I then adhered the blank label to the flat base of the card (on either side of the cameo section) and the other directly above it with pop dots. You can see how nice the dimension is in this photo.

Finally I layered those onto some gorgeous purple Bazzill Cardstock, which I'd trimmed to size and cut the edges off with my Corner Chomper (The photo edge).

Lastly I adhered the purple cardstock onto some white, and then that onto a pretty bright turquoise for the cardbase.

Here is the inside of the card:


The Sentiment is HA too.

I'm really happy with the result! Pretty, bright but yet really regal. I think this card would be appropriate for any age.

I'm going to enter it into the HA Flickr competition too for friendship as I'm going to send this card to my best friend :)

Hope you liked it!

Thanks for looking :)

Linda xx

4 comments:

de said...

Gorgeous inspired card! So glad you decided to play! Hope to see more of your projects!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Emily Branch said...

LOVELY Cameo!! Love how you took the inspiration piece to make such a pretty card! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!

Jackie said...

This is very lovely!! Nice work & thanks for playing with Etsy this week!!!

Virginia L. said...

Hello Linda! This turns out so beautiful! Hope you are doing well and happy stamping these days! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!