Thursday, June 2, 2011

For Your Inspiration #7

Welcome to the seventh For Your Inspiration challenge!!  You have until June 15th to play along.  Here is the gorgeous photo for this week:


Isn't it just beautiful?  I created my card based on the colors of the sky and water.  I simply sponged several ink colors on a quarter sheet of white cardstock, then die cut it with the largest Labels 18 die from Spellbinders.


  • Once it was cut I stamped it in versamark with the largest stamp from Bird and Butterfly Labels by ODBD.
  • I heat embossed it with clear EP then sponged more colors onto the butterflies, grass and wildflowers.
  • Stamped the sentiment in the oval
  • Used Labels 18 again to cut a leftover piece of blue mulberry paper
  • Stamped a few wildflowers in the corner of the card base
  • Used gold paint pen to trace around die to create a frame (to emulate the lights in the photo)
  • Added three gold pearls for a final touch
Here's a close up of the embossing:



Hope you all are having a wonderful week.  Don't forget to check out the beautiful cards by the rest of the DT:







Stamps:  Bird and Butterfly Labels (ODBD), Everyday Blessings (PTI), Silhouettes (Inque Boutique)
Ink:  variety, white (memories),  versamark
Paper:  True Black, white (PTI), Mulberry
Other:  Labels 18 (spellbinders), gold paint pen (marvy), gold pearls, clearstar glitter pen, clear EP

15 comments:

StephC said...

Gorgeous, as always!

Lee Anne said...

I love how you recreated the beautiful sunset! Amazing card, Sara!

Debby said...

Wow, the embossing detail is gorgeous Sara! And you weren't afraid to get inky either!

Keva said...

Sara, this is beautiful. I really like the embossing on there and the colors are really beautiful.

Sue Ann said...

Beautiful....... I love the layers of color you have here.

dstandard said...

Gorgeous card - love all your embossing!

Wanda Cullen said...

Sara, your card is gorgeous! Love all the shading, embossing and texture...a lovely interpretation of the photo!

I'm Renee said...

Stunning!
The picture...
LOVE it...
the card...
Absolutely love how you pulled those colors from it...
and that embossing!
Stunning.

Diane said...

Beautiful...love the sponging you did...gorgeous!!

Marlena M. said...

These colors are gorgeous! Wonderful interpretation! ;) I emailed you...

Amy said...

STUNNING!!!! I think you captured that photo perfect!!!

Linda Beeson said...

Your technique on the label is really amazing! LOVE your card.

Tanja said...

Love this card, the gold pen line around the die cut shape is so simple and effective - I have never thought of that!

Jill said...

This is so beautiful in its uniqueness, Sara! I have never seen a card quite like it, and that's a very good thing! The subtlety of the shading, stamping, and embossing, the colors, the shapes--it's like a deconstructed sunset! Amazing!

Kristin said...

this is so amazing Sara! just beautiful