Thursday, January 15, 2009

Flourishes Celebrating Home Challenge

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There's a lovely challenge going on at the Flourishes blog called "Celebrating Home". The challenge is to make a card inspired by something in your home. You can read about it on their blog, here.

My inspiration piece is a metal embossed container that carries me through many seasons of decorating. I used a CB folder and wiped my Sahara Sand pad over the inside and then embossed a piece of Naturals White cardstock and added an image from a new SU Hostess Set, A Little Somethin'.

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I love this color combo of Sahara Sand and Pirouette Pink--very calming. (I am in need of calm lately!). I inked the image in Sahara Sand, colored over the flowers with my Regal Rose markers, then "huffed" and stamped to get this pretty soft effect. A little Button Bouquet button and some taffeta & gingham ribbon finished it off. I am quite upset that SU is retiring this pink gingham ribbon; not only is it great for baby cards, but other cards, as you can see here! Pout, pout.

Thanks for visiting today, hopefully I'll have some Open House samples tomorrow!

  • Stamps: A Little Somethin'
  • Paper: Sahara Sand, Pirouette Pink, Naturals White
  • Ink: Sahara Sand
  • Acc: CB folder, Nesties, Taupe Taffeta Ribbon, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Button Bouquet, Dimensionals

23 comments:

  1. an utterly fabulous card!! How do you come up with ideas such as wiping your ink in the inside of the CB folder!!!!/

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  2. I had to read that one twice!! Now I MUST do the same thing!! Holy Moley you are my hero!

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  3. Didn't understand at first how you achieved this effect - somehow I missed that you were wiping the inside of the folder. This is way to cool!!! I love it.

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  4. This is lovely. I never tried Sahara Sand & Pirouette Pink together....one more thing on my "to try" list now! TFS!!!
    Kim

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  5. LeAnne, this card is so sweet it hurts my teeth!!! It's perfect in every way. Just perfect.

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  6. Wowza - I love this. I haven't tried the Sahara Sand and P.Pink yet. Thanks for introducing me to the beauty. It has a bit of a vintage feel, but quite updated also. Just wonderful!

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  7. LeAnne..this is SO cool! I love how you achieved the effect...perfect for your inspiration! Did you link it at the Flourishes forum?

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  8. O, so beautiful card! Very nice color! Nika

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  9. How lovely and delicate! I LOVE your color combo! I wouldn' t have thought of it on my own...TFS...they look great together!
    ...And inking the CB folder...LeAnne!!! You are a GENIUS!!!
    That's it. I'm starting a notebook entitled "LeAnne's Super Genius Ideas"! :)

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  10. Gorgeous LeAnne! I love the way you did the embossing...it's suits your inspiration piece to a T! Beautiful and soothing card!

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  11. Whata beautiful card, LeAnne, I love the colour combination and the embossing.

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  12. Oh LeAnne, this is so soft and pretty. I loooooove it!

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  13. Very pretty card, I really like how the embossing came out. I am definately going to try this technique.

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  14. #1 fan here. I RAN (ok, wobbled) into the craft area and got out my CB folders and ink pads. Inked my folder. (you used a brayer didn't you) I don't have a brayer, so the ink pad kinda got on the debossing part, which showed up on the finished product. But, it was a fantastic idea that I will pursue further.

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  15. This is just darling. I love the soft look and of the Sahara Sand with the pink. You knocked another one out of the ball park!

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  16. Drop dead gorgeous, Leanne.

    WOW!

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  17. Now this is beautiful! I love how elegant this looks....awesome!

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  18. This is gorgeous! I haven't tried inking the cb folder yet...but it looks amazing! Your colors are soft and elegant-really pretty card!

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  19. WOWZA!! What a fabulous effect with the embossing. Gorgeous card!

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  20. LeAnne, how pretty! Another vintage beauty!

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  21. LeAnne, This card is just beyond beautiful! You are such a smarty pants. How wonderful! You amaze me everytime I am on your blog. Have a great day.

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  22. That is a LOVELY card! I am going to have to try inking the embossing folder, thanks for the tip!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful! The colors work very well together!

    Jada

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