Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Custom Creation: Inspired by an Anthropologie Mug

My friend Linda asked me to make a card to go with some mugs she's giving to a friend.  The mugs are from Anthropologie and look like this:


I am so happy she gave me my first commissioned job!
During the one free day I had this past week, I came up with this:


I used two Stampin' Up! sets:  Vintage Vogue and Charming



Each of the flowers was stamped and cut out, then attached to the white layer, which had already been stamped with a flower/vine from Charming

The inside of the card.

The envelope reminds me of pottery my husband
and I bought in Spain in 2002.
The Pals Paper Arts inspiration photo...


also helped inspire the design of my card.  Their challenge is to use flowers.
And at Etsy Inspired, I chose this trim


from the shop, Creating Is Fun.  The navy color and shape of the trim remind me of the border I created at the top and bottom of the card.

It felt WONDERFUL to create a card and get paid for it!  Thank you, Linda!

Colleen

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, Charming by Stampin' Up!
Paper:  white by PTI, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Other:  bling, dimensionals, Stampamajig

36 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!!! tfs!!

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely fabulous how it coordinates with the gift! Just gorgeous for sure!

Marisa said...

I absolutely ADORE this set and never tire of it. You have used it fabulously on this card, Colleen! Congrats on the first commissioned card too :)

Anonymous said...

Colleen, what a fantastic job you did! The inside is just as pretty as the front of the card! Then the envelope too?!?!?! Wow, I am impressed! They do remind me of the Spanish pottery. For a reward, I would have told her I wanted one of the cups! Gorgeous!

Chris R. from Iowa

Kay said...

You've done a fantastic job, making a gorgeous card that goes beautifully with the mugs. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

That is so pretty, love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

EKK! Awesome matching card for those mugs!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE how you were inspired--and found flowers and inks that match perfectly! LOVE this card--love that you decorated the inside and out! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Stella said...

Perfection in every detail and it's GORGEOUS!Wow!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Colleen, what wonderful inspiration from a cup!! And those flower stamps match it perfectly, a wonderful card.

Hope you are well and enjoying the weekend, xx

Carol said...

Coleen that card goes perfectly with the cup. How pretty those flowers are. The colors are such a winning combination. Beautifully crafted.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the inspired card, Colleen! Beautiful work you do! Thank you so much for joining the fun with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Maria said...

Wow, how fun for you, Colleen! What gorgeous cups to be inspired by! Looks like you had fun creating and finished with a card with amazing color...LOVE IT! Take care...hugs!

Janny said...

Lovely cards,beautiful colors. Janny

Sarah said...

Hi - I was the card receiver:) It is completely lovely. Thank you.

Benzi said...

Colleen, this card is absolutely a beauty. So colorful..just a day brightener. Your mojo was working overtime on this one. I love the borders. Wow!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow - great job Colleen. I think it complements that mug perfectly!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous creation---your friend will love it!

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

This is great Colleen! It matches the mug perfectly! Love all the flowers too!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, wow, you nailed it! Gorgeous card and you used one of my most favorite stamp sets! Terrific job!
Thanks so much for joining us at PPA this week!

Bonnie said...

This is a great use of this stamp set! I love the bright colors!

Diane said...

Hi Colleen
Wanted to let you know that I have been following your blog daily for months. Your work inspires me. I have been making cards for 8 years and love it.

Your card is delightful.
You deserve to celebrate.
Thanks Diane

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Colleen. Love the colors and those flowers. One of my fav sets. :o)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful inspired design. Love the flowers. So glad to see you playing with us this week at Etsy Inspired. :)

Ann Schach said...

Such a beautiful card, Colleen! You captured the essence of the card perfectly!

~Tammy~ said...

You never seem to stop amazing me with how perfect your inspirations match your designs! WOW WOW WOW! Thinking of you all the time! I have been super busy, so I have not been on much, but still thinking of you!

Benzi said...

Congrats on your win with this card at Pals Paper Arts. I knew it was a winner!

Amy said...

Lovely Colleen!! This is a winner and goes PERFECTLY with that mug! I think it will be a hit! Gorgeous!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Colleen! LOVE the way your beautiful, color choices POP on that bright white background! Yummy!

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, this card is absolutely AMAZING!! What a perfect match for those beautiful mugs. And for a commissioned project?? Woo hoo for you!! You must feel terrific to have put together such an outstanding creation. And I adore that matching envelope. Great work, my friend!!

Brenda Muench said...

The top card is getting bookmarked and added to my "try this" tag list. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Christine said...

Love this mug inspired card and have linked it up on Practical Scrappers. Just gorgeous!

Dale Tiernan said...

Perfect take. I love Anthropologie and that's saying something cause I'm an Aussie. I managed to visit a US store last year and I was in heaven.

Sarah Anderson said...

So, so fab!!! That card is perfect with the Anthropologie mug, I love it! We have an Anthropologie in London, and you never know, we may get one in Manchester in years to come. I'd be in there all the time!!!

Shirley said...

Definitly one of the loveliest cards I have seen this Spring and what a great copy of the inspiration too!

peggy gatto said...

My favorite!!!!

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