Nerina presented us with a challenge to take a delightful trip to A Creative Mint ....
There, we were to select a photo that would be an inspiration for our design. Now be aware that it is extremely easy to get lost in the sheer beauty of this blog. Be forewarned that you may spend a lot of time there. Here's what I chose from the Feb. 1, 2010 post:
I loved the simplicity of the two colors and the texture in the bottom left photo. I thought I could translate this into a Birthday card for our DIL. Mind you, she was disappointed she didn't receive a handmade card last year. So, here goes . . .
I hope I haven't bored you with my Dahlias. But I absolutely love them and love coloring them. For this one I stamped it on white cardstock (Neenah) and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then created the shadows with a Copic marker C00. The center is a Making Memories large flat-back pearl. Here's a close-up of the flower.
For the background, I wanted to imitate the look of the tablecover (or whatever is under the ball of perle cotton). Well, after several failed attempts, this is what I came up with. The Lavender Moon CS is stamped with Damask Designs in Fresh Snow and again embossed with white embossing powder. The lower half is Tin Type stamped in Lavender Moon.
The leaves (PTI leaf ribbon) aren't attached yet. I have time and am waiting on the new Chartreuse ink before I decide on a stamped image or the ribbon. The lace with pearls is from a local fabric outlet. The bow is Lavender Moon satin ribbon. And the sentiment is from Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas.
Hope you all enjoyed your visit. Thank you Nerina for a truly inspiring challenge.
ETA: After I received the June release stamps, I decided not to send this card, but went with this one.
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