Friday, February 18, 2011

Inspired by a Dress; An Award

I often receive a catalog from a children's clothing company called CWD Kids.   I save every issue, because they are jam-packed with gorgeous dresses and other clothing items that give me so much inspiration.

Here's my take:

I had received some stamps from Wplus9 in the mail the other day and they were wrapped in hot pink tissue paper.  I saved it, knowing I would need it for this card.  Tissue paper doesn't punch well, even when layered multiple times for thickness.  But that was okay here because I wanted a crumpled flower appearance anyway!  The shimmery pink brad is from Target's Dollar Spot last fall.


The green designer paper is from an old K & Company paper pad that I bought for 99 cents a while back.  I cut it out with a Spellbinders Labels Eight die, then embossed it with Sizzix Powdered Sugar.  The butterflies were created using the new-to-me SU Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die, then embossed with Sizzix Regal Flourishes folder.  Their antennae are made with Pink Sorbet Twine from The Twinery. 


The sheer pink ribbon is an old gift bag handle that I took off the bag (it didn't have any life left in it anyway!).

Challenges entered:
I found out last night that the card below earned me a VIP Top 3 Award at Party Time Tuesdays! 

In a couple of weeks, I have exciting news to share with you, but I can't spill the beans yet!

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I always appreciate you visiting my blog.  :)

Colleen

Paper:  K & Company paper pad, white by PTI, pink tissue paper
Punches:  5 petal flower, horizontal slot and scalloped circle by SU
Other:  Big Shot, Powdered Sugar and Regal Flourishes embossing folders by Sizzix, Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery, pink brad from Target, green and pink bling from Queen and Company, ribbon from gift bag handle, Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die from SU, Labels Eight by Spellbinders

22 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous, Colleen! It is perfect take on the photo! The hot pink and the bling are just stunning!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the insp. piece, Colleen! Your pink tissue flower is fabulous as are the butterflies with the twine

Wish your dream was true so we could have actually met face to face :) I go be either but most people go with ihsah which is fine by me. My parents chose the name because it sounded so nice in so many languages, and I grew up in Costa Rica and love how it is said in Spanish with the "rrr" said properly. Then we go and move to Canada and go figure English is the worst language for it's pronunciation LOL!

Bev J. said...

Very pretty card and I like the reuse of the paper and ribbon! Like those embossing folders.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful card Colleen! That ribbon flower looks wonderful. Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, love the green and the pink. Great flower. I read somewhere on a blog to layer printer scrap paper with the tissue and then punch. I tried it once and it worked out well for me, minimal tearing and scrunching. Anyway, I love it!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful inspiration photo which resulted in one gorgeous card!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a divinely inspired card, Colleen! That paper flower is just dreamy! I just found out that my hubby threw out my tissue paper so he's now in the garbage can retrieving it! All in the name of art!
And congrats on your Party Time Tuesday's win! Well deserved indeed!
~Can't wait to hear your exciting news, too!

Emily Keaton said...

What awesome inspiration for this sweet card, Colleen! You captured that pretty pink rose perfectly. I'm jealous of your pretty results with the tissue paper flower :P. I've tried those before and can never get them to work out--primarily because of the dreaded tearing issues! You may have struggled with those as well, but it doesn't show :). And yay for Target Dollar Spot finds!! As you know, I just *love* those. Congrats on your Party Time Tuesday award! That winning card is definitely deserving.

Maria said...

Beautiful cards, Colleen! What sweet inspiration for your pink/green card! It's so great that you save things and recycle...too fun! I love the butterflies and flower on your card. Also, big congrats on VIP top 3 award! You deserve it since it is such a gorgeous card! I'll be anxiously awaiting your exciting news!

SmilynStef said...

Love the fabulous tissue flower and wonderful twine antennae ... fantastic inspired design ... and a woot woot for the shout-out for your other gorgeous card.

Pauline said...

fabulous card, love that hot pink flower!

Stella said...

When I looked at your card I could only sigh...Pink and green are a classic combo and I love it. And your take on this combo? Amazing, stunning and fabulous. You knocked me off my socks with this beauty!

And congrats on your Top 3; it's so well deserved. And yes; that's the second beauty in this post made by you!!

Bonnie said...

What a great card!!! That flower is beautiful! Congratulations on your well deserved win! That is a beautiful card too!

Benzi said...

Ooh, I love your handmade flower, Colleen. I'll have to try that. Plus, that hot pink is divine.
Congrats on the award for the other card...so gorgeous.
Good news??? We'll be waiting!

I'll be away for a few days...see ya when I return.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Beautiful card Colleen! Love your flower and inspiration pictures too!

Monique said...

What great cards Colleen.. I love that flower of tissue paper. I will try that out for sure.. love how you used The Twinery Twine as antennae for the butterfly. So creative :) I can't wait to hear your news!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I can sure see why you won! This is beautiful!!

patti west said...

hi Colleen, I saw your post at cardabilities and came to see your card, but then needed to comment before I left. :) Your card is beautiful!! Love that you recycled the tissue & ribbon - I do the same thing. I also love how you embossed your die cut. Also, I agree with you...handmade cards are indeed little works of art!

Amy said...

Oh I love the pink and green together! Looks like you've used some embossing things that I'm going to have to "buy"! Can't wait to hear your news!

Minta's Creations said...

Beautiful card love the colors and that flower is gorgeous...
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Benzi said...

What a gorgeous flower with the tissue! Very creative. Congrats on the win with the beautiful card!!!!

Karli said...

Colleen your card is nothing short of breathtaking!!! I love the butterflies, the embossing, the colors, the luscious bloom---> Ok, I think that would be everything! Congrats on the win as well as your win at Cardabilities :) Thanks for playing along with us. Hugs~

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