Thursday, December 1, 2011

For Your Inspiration #19

Welcome back to another For Your Inspiration challenge.  This gorgeous photo is in Brisbane, Australia -- home of our own DT member Michelle.  Isn't it gorgeous?


I love the colors in this photo.  The slight touches of turquoise really caught my eye.  I decided to create a card based on the beautiful hues in the photo.


I just had to use the new Quatrefoil cover plate die from Papertrey.  WOW, that makes such a lovely die cut. I purposely left a few of the pieces in the die cut because I thought it had great visual interest that way.  I just layered it over a piece of pp from the Guidelines collection and added some satin Lavender Moon ribbon, which I pleated.  My flower was cut using various Cuttlebug flower dies and felt.

This card is also for Papertrey's Make it Monday this week which is to pleat your ribbon.  I haven't played along with Make it Monday since they first started.

Please be sure to see what the rest of the DT created based on this photo and be sure to join us for this challenge.  You have until Wednesday, December 14th to play along.


This challenge is sponsored by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps and they are offering two free rubber stamps to a randomly chosen participant in this challenge.  Enter your card over on the For Your Inspiration blog and check out the free stamps.








All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Mixed Messages
Paper: white, guidelines pp
Ink:  purple
Other:  lavender moon satin ribbon, quatrefoil die,  felt, flower 1 dies (cuttlebug), tag punch (MS), rhinestone brad

24 comments:

Lynn said...

Sara, gorgeous what you did with the die. I love the dimension this creates on the card.

Kara said...

love your interpretation of the photo...so unique leaving pieces of the die cut in!! looks awesome!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous. I love the colors of your card. I lkie how you incorporated the dark blue using the flower. The die cut is exquisite. Leaving in the few pieces did create a nice visual. Nice job with the ribbon pleating too.

Leigh said...

Oh, this looks so cool! Great idea to leave in some pieces! Your card is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Sara, I love the way you left some of the pieces in the die cut. It certainly does add visual interest.

I'll take more photos of Brisbane, to give you more motivation to plan a trip to Australia to visit. :-)

Kay said...

What a fabulous use of the quatrefoil die- I love what you did with it! I love how you pleated your ribbon, too- this is a beautiful card!

Keva said...

Oh gosh..this is so pretty! That die looks great - I may have to get that and I love how you left some pieces in..that's a great look.

Christina said...

What a great idea to leave some of the pieces in the die cut--it adds so much interest and frames the card perfectly. Love the pop of the turquoise, too.

Amy said...

Oh wow Sara! This is fantastic! Love how you took inspiration from the bridge beams and did the same thing with the Quatra Die!

Joyce said...

This is so beautiful. I love the die over that patterned paper. And, how clever to leave some pieces in. I just about killed me to toss mine, but I couldn't think of what to do with them. And, I must compliment your perfect pleats!

Suzie said...

Beautiful card! I love your creative use of the die. :) TFS!

Marlena M. said...

Sara, I am TRYING NOT TO COVET that die...you did an amazing job with your card. I love the graphic feel-it's got my head all swimmy. ;)

dstandard said...

This card is just totally FABuLOUS! Totally love what you did from the photo!

Lorraine said...

Sara, this is gorgeous! Love your design with the new cover plate die. Mine is still in the box, lol.

Suzanne said...

STUNNING, Sara! I think this is my fave all-time card of yours! I love it all!!!!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW Sara, utterly unique and beautiful!!!!

Marybeth said...

This is so pretty Sara, you did an amazing job on this card. Just beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a pretty card, I love that you kept some pieces inside the Quatrefoil. Your ribbon pleating is such a lovely accent.

Suzanne Russell said...

The cover plate is really a spectacular tool and you took it up another notch with the way you used it here. Beautiful colors and excellent interpretation of BOTH challenges!

Chere M. said...

This is stunning. I love it.

StephC said...

Ok, so thanks to you and this card, I have purchased the die cut you used. Huge enabler you are. I love this card Sara! Everything about it is perfect!

Dana said...

Oh Sara this card made me gasp. So unique and such gorgeous execution. You are amazing!

Cath said...

Wow! Gorgeous! :)

Joan B said...

beautiful!