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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:

Sam said...

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

dana wyzard said...

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

Jill Haddad said...

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.

kim evans said...

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

Barbara said...

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

Stacy said...

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!

ChristineCreations said...

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

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

O, so beautiful card! Very nice color! Nika

Lisa Foster said...

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"! :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

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

Heather said...

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

Denise (peanutbee) said...

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

Jetstudio Designs said...

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

dana wyzard said...

#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.

Juanita said...

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!

Kris said...

Drop dead gorgeous, Leanne.

WOW!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

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

dpkennedy said...

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!

Susan (rainy) said...

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

Tammy Hershberger said...

LeAnne, how pretty! Another vintage beauty!

Charlette said...

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.

Martha said...

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

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! The colors work very well together!

Jada