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Monday, July 8, 2013

Magazine Inspiration

 
This card was inspired by a card on the cover of Card Creations Volume 11.  It's hard to believe but we used to have to rely on books/magazines and swaps for inspiration when I first started.  I enjoy surfing the internet for ideas, but sometimes it's fun to sit down and flip through the pages of an actual book.  
 
The card I case'd was originally designed by Kimberly Crawford and can be found on the cover and on page 27.   I just changed the stamps, paper colors and relocated the flower to the top instead of the bottom.
 
It's kind of difficult at first to line up the Flower Shop images with the coordinating punch because the flower needs to be stamped in a particular direction.  To solve the problem, I used my P-Touch label maker to create a small "B" sticker to put on the bottom petal of each stamp.  I adhered it to the label so I can see it when I'm stamping the image.  I tried using a Sharpie to mark the bottom, but it wipes right off of the clear label.   To figure out which is the "bottom" petal, use the images on the cover of the clear mount case as a reference.
 
Here's everything I used:
 
Stamps:
Really Good Greetings
Flower Shop
 
Paper:
Strawberry Slush CS
     4-1/4x11 Card Base
     3x1/8 Sliver Across the Bottom
Whisper White CS
     3x3-1/2 Main Image
     Scraps for Flower and Strawberry Slush Words
Pistachio Pudding CS
     Scrap for Flower Center
2013-2015 In-Color DSP Stack (Pistachio Pudding)
     3x3/4 x (2) Pieces at Top and Bottom
 
Ink:
Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Strawberry Slush Stamp Pad
 
Accessories:
Pansy Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Pearls
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Dimensionals
 
For those of you who attend my Card Buffets, this card will be one of your options for the Card Buffets that will be held at the end of August.  Now to come up with 2 more options. :)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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