Oct 10 2008

Bloggers’ Challenge – Inspiration

Today’s challenge was to use this bedding ensemble as inspiration for our card!  I love the striking colors.  For my card, I wanted to stay with the simple clean lines shown in the bedding.  I chose the One of a Kind medallion to represent it (wish I’d have had True Friend!)  I also wanted a large greeting to take up most of the white space on the card.  Life is Good fit perfectly!

I stamped Life is Good with Basic Black on Whisper White.  Then I cut 1/4" strips of black cardstock to make the border on two sides.  The Medallion is stamped with Craft Black, then embossed with Clear Embossing powder and cut out.  I used the small center with a Build-A-Brad (I hadn’t used those in a while!).  The whole flower is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally made it home last night from my stamping class out of town about 12:15 AM.  My son and his girlfriend rolled in around 12:45 AM .  They ran into construction going thru Indianapolis.  We plan to spend a fun time with them this weekend.  Having family over tonight for a cookout, too.  Weather is gorgeous for it!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!  Today’s my mom’s birthday and my father in law’s…Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad!


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22 People have left comments on this post

Oct 10, 2008 - 10:10:28

Life IS good and this card is too. What a great sentiment on such a awesome design!

Oct 10, 2008 - 10:10:26

What a delightful card Connie! Love your design! Wonderful job with this challenge! 😀

Oct 10, 2008 - 10:10:41

Wow, love the simplicity of this one and it really captures the feel. Great job Connie.

Oct 10, 2008 - 10:10:10
Margaret R said:

Great adaptation of the inspiration bedding. Beautiful and striking card! Have a great weekend with your family!

Oct 10, 2008 - 10:10:25

Super layout on this Connie. Your sentiment is just delightful. Yes! Life IS good!

Oct 10, 2008 - 10:10:14
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, the layout is perfect for a large sentiment like this. What a gorgeous card!!

Oct 10, 2008 - 11:10:15
kim howard said:

Great card, love the lines and the layout of it! Have a great weekend with family and cookout!

Oct 10, 2008 - 11:10:12
BarbaraD said:

Lovely! So striking in its simplicity…very elegant! As always , a fabulous job on our Challenge.

Oct 10, 2008 - 12:10:25

This is really well done. I love the paper weave on the left hand side. So pretty!

Oct 10, 2008 - 01:10:13
Ida said:

Nicely done Connie. I like the way you did the strips of card stock and your flower is a great accent.

Oct 10, 2008 - 01:10:58

Connie- this is STUNNING! I am so in awe of your work. TFS!

Oct 10, 2008 - 03:10:42

Awesome layout…it is very bold and eye-catching! And the flower is such a pretty touch of red! Great job! 🙂

Oct 10, 2008 - 05:10:54
Nikki said:

so pretty! Nice, simple, clean! I LOVE it! {SMILES}

Oct 10, 2008 - 05:10:47
Suzanne said:

Fabulous job! Love the clean lines this has.

Oct 10, 2008 - 06:10:54
Lisa said:

Love the simplicity of your layout!

Oct 10, 2008 - 09:10:26
Lisa B. said:

That is the perfect sized sentiment for this card! Really looks GREAT all framed in by those strips of black cardstock! Beautiful!

Oct 10, 2008 - 11:10:42
Kristen said:

I love it. Who makes the Life is good stamp? I love your take on this. TFS

Oct 10, 2008 - 11:10:12
Lori said:

Great design, Connie! I love the bold sentiment against the white background.

Oct 11, 2008 - 02:10:19
Dee Jackson said:

This is Fabulous!! I love it!

Oct 11, 2008 - 02:10:47
Kerry D-C said:

Resplendent card!! love the modern look of this.

Oct 12, 2008 - 01:10:00

Connie, this is just beautiful! I love the strips…adds a wonderful element! very pretty flower too. thanks for sharing!

Oct 12, 2008 - 11:10:21
Angie Tieman said:

Awesome card!! Love how strong and graphic it is!