Monday, December 20, 2010

Inspired by a Shower Curtain & more

I'm back with a quick Christmas card that was inspired by a luscious shower curtain I saw in a magazine.  The magazine, Where Women Create, by Stampington & Co., is HIGHLY inspiring to my card-making.  The photos are gorgeous, the work featured in each issue is incredible, and I go crazy with ideas for cards!

Here's the inspiration pic:

And here is my interpretation:
This will be for my 12 year old 'fashionista' daughter, who loves bling and elegance. 

Instead of designer paper, I used a scrap of wrapping paper from the $1.00 bin at Target.

See those letters spelling out 'Noel'?  I needed something bold to stand out against the En Francais background stamp in red, but none of my sentiment stamps would work.  I dug out some die-cut letters that I got in a $1.00 Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demo, but they were purple:
So I got out a black Sharpie marker and colored those letters I needed.  Don't forget to do the edges!  With a fine point marker, I added the umlaut (those two little dots over the "o")(I took several years of German language in middle and high school).

Happy News:
Over the weekend, this card - Frosty - was named as A Cut Above Winner at The Paper Players.  Yay!  Thank you, Anne Marie, for choosing my card!

I have bigger news yet...but it must wait until a little later this week.  :D

Happy Stamping,


Stamps:  En Francais by SU
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, damask gift wrap by Target
Ink:  Real Red
Punch:  Double Scallop by Martha Stewart, Decorative Label by SU
Other:  red & clear rhinestones by Queen & Co., dimensionals, black Sharpie marker, repurposed ribbon from a gift bag, Sizzix letter die cuts (don't know the name of the die)


Benzi said...

I love red, black, and white! This is so pretty and that gift wrap looks so much like your inspiration. The lettering looks great, too.

Congrats on the win with Frosty. I love that card! Now the suspense is building on your upcoming news. I have a bit of an idea....hmmm

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, this is so great. Love the inspiration and the final card, the red and black are so striking.

Michele Gross said...

Oh Lovely!! Gorgeous colors and that bling at the top is perfect!!

Deb Hickman said...

Fabulous nspiration photo and a gorgeous card,the colours are beautiful.

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, I took German in high school, too!! (3 years) Unfortunately, soooooooooooooooo much escapes me now. :(

And another "hey"--Hey, I have that very same wrapping paper from the Target Dollar Spot!! Great minds think alike. :)

Anyway, this is such a beautiful card. I love how you interpreted that gorgeous bathroom photo! GREAT thinking for doing a dye job on those purple die cut letters. Everything came together wonderfully on this for-the-fashionista card! Well done, Colleen! :)

~Tammy~ said...

You rock at taking things that inspire you and turning it into the most amazing cards! Love it! Who wouldn't?

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