Friday, February 20, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #87 - Inspiration Piece


Happy Friday stampers! It's that time again - Blogger's Challenge!

I love how being in this group forces me to get out of my stamping box and create in a whole new way. This week was really a challenge for me, not because I didn't have an idea, but I kept wanting to add more to the final piece and it really just stands alone so well. Sometimes its just hard to say "Step AWAY from the card!" LOL!

The first picture is of our challenge inspiration piece. We had to interpret this photo in our project.

The next photo is of my final card in normal light and the last photo shows it with some natural sunlight from my family room so the golden shimmer comes through. It didn't photograph well from my studio.

I started with the top layer and chose Cameo Coral. That's a color I've been using a lot lately and honestly, I've probably not touched it in over a year!

Next, I stamped the Baroque background stamp in Ruby Red Craft ink on the cardstock. Love, love this stamp! It's so elegant! To do the embossing, I mixed a little bit of Clear Embossing Powder with some Gold Embossing Powder so it would have the shimmer that is in the inspiration piece.

After embossing with my Heat Tool, I layered this piece onto Riding Hood Red, then Brushed Gold and lastly, Ruby Red for the card itself.

And then I tried, oh so hard, to add ribbon, brads, embossed hardware, an embossed greeting in multi layers, but it all just took away from the Wow factor of that golden shimmer. So, I just left it as is and I'm really happy with the result. Please be sure to leave me a comment and tell me if you agree or if you would have done something differently! I love to hear from you!

Also check out the other Blogger's Challenge Players to see what they have interpreted from the photo. They are all sure to inspire you. The link is in my right sidebar.

Happy Stamping everyone! I'll be back tomorrow with the swap card I've been working on this week!
~~Robin

18 comments:

  1. You know they say, less is more! This is definately the case - it's beautiful!

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  2. Ohhh this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the sparkle on this Robin!

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  3. Wow!! Robin it is stunning! I LOVE it!!!! PErfect job!

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  4. Think the card just as is is beautiful!

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  5. Bold and Beautiful. Need I say more.

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  6. This is stunning! Love that image embossed! {SMILES}

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  7. Gorgeous! That is a great background, I think!

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  8. Perfect Robin! What a beautiful card! I especially love the touches of gold that you've included! :D

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  9. Wow .... now I looked at this background stamp and thought better of it. I've seen the error of my ways!

    :) Marcia

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  10. Wowza!!! Love the bold, simple, and elegant look you've achieved in this card!!!

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  11. Absolutely perfect...love the colors on both cards..That stamp keeps calling my name.
    connie paxman

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  12. That was the first stamp that jumped to my mind when I saw the inspiration piece! Lovely card!!!

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  13. Beautiful, Robin! I think adding anything else would take away from the beauty of the embossed image--you got it just right!

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  14. wow--would never thought to have put those colors together. so pretty girl!!

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  15. So pretty Robin!!! I love the boldness of the card!!!

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  16. Wow Robin! How simple, yet stunning! I really LOVE what you did here!

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  17. This is fabulous, Robin! Love the sparkly embossing.

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