Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Inspired by a Target Ad

Without intending to do it, I seem to have a "series" of Inspired by.... cards.  Cards whose ideas came to me while looking at everyday items.   Today's creation is based on a Target ad.

Check out the placemat in the top of the photo.

Now check out my interpretation:
Simple looking?  Yes.  Quick to make 8 of these?  No.  Those little holly berries took forever to glue individually, and they are so dang small!   And because I mass-produced 8 of these cards, other elements that took too long in my opinion:  
  • the white-embossed sentiment.  I love how it looks and I wouldn't change it for anything, but doing so many of them - sigh. 
  • cranking the Big Shot to get all those Little Leaves done.  You have to do them one by one.  :~{
I am entering this card here:

If you want to see my other Inspired by.... cards, here are some links for you.
Inspired by Pottery Barn
Inspired by Glass Trees
Inspired by a Balloon Wreath
Inspired by an Ice Cream Ad
Inspired by a Priest's Stole
Inspired by a Tissue Box
Inspired by a Bathing Suit

While I was typing this post, I found out I won blog candy over at CupCards To Go!  You should go see their adorable monthly kits, and they always have commenting contests.  They are fun questions to answer, too!

Okay, that does it for now.  I'm off to make another card for another that is new to me.  Thanks for joining me.  See you soon!


Stamps:  All Holidays
Paper:  Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark
Punches:  two-hole punch by SU
Other:  Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit die, glue pen, white embossing powder, Stampamajig


Emily Keaton said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card, Colleen!! And I always love seeing where your inspiration comes from. This is a fantastic CAS card. Too bad you can't tack it onto your final CAS DT entry!!! And CONGRATS on winning that blog candy. So fun! I hope you'll post a photo of what you won sometime. I'd love to see your new goodies :)!!

Marisa said...

LOVE this, Colleen! The leaves are wonderfully arranged and the dots are perfect, even though they were a pain in the butt to do LOL! Congrats on you win - enjoy the goodies :) And yes, you are correct on my blog background change up :) Old one had butterflies and flowers (which I love) and was in pastels. Love this one as the colours are so me :)

Benzi said...

How beautifully CAS! Wow! I do love this and I certainly understand that these have taken a long time to do. Congrats on your win..I'll have to check out that challenge. So many, so little time. LOL I love how you come up with your inspiration...I guess I need to open up my eyes.

Michelle Laycock said...

OMG! That is so cool!!! Check it out, it matches the ad perfectly!!! wow!

Nance Leedy said...

LOVE this! Fabulous interpretation of the inspiration piece. Love the CAS layout and the colors you chose for the leaves. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute

jaydee said...

Colleen, I know the cards must have taken a while, but they sure do look beautiful and were worth the effort! You absolutely nailed the inspiration!
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure they were time-consuming (eeek, the teeny tiny berries...I can't imagine) but the end result is SO beautiful. I love how you used the ad for your inspiration, too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Paper Players this week! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Colleen, you are unbelievably creative! I love how this turned out, and I love ALL your "inspired by" cards. I can understand how it would be a lot of work to mass produce this card, even though at first it appears simple. Oh, it's so strikingly fabulous, though!

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