Friday, June 12, 2009

Inspiration Wish

This week we have a really cool inspiration photo to play with. The idea with inspiration photos is to take something from the photo and use those elements on you card, or project. It can be the colours, the elements, the shapes, the style.....

I chose to use the colours, and the circle theme to come up with this card.

When I saw the inspiration photo I immidately thought of a recent post that Pine did on reverse applique, and how great that would look with coloured circles. I am really happy with how it turned out.

Initially, I just had the coloured circles, and although I had planned on outlining them with white gel pen, I was worried it wouldn't look good, so I took a "before" photo just in case I had to use that as my post today :)

As you can see, this card is okay, but it is so much better with the faux stitching around the circles.

The sentiment is from Unity, and is stamped in versamark and embossed with white powder.

This week Lauren has been focused on the PTI release, and on making FABULOUS gifts for her children's teachers, so she is sitting this one out, and Kristin is hosting for us. Be sure to check out her blog, and the rest of the fabulous DT to see the full cards that go with these amazing peeks.


Tracey Cuccia said...

Tamara - this is fabulous!! Love the reverse applique! (and the before picture is something I would totally do too!) Have a super day!

Patty said...

Simple but beautiful.
great card Tamara.
Thanks for sharing.

Stampin' Pam said...

Absolutely fabulous Tamara - LOVE that reverse technique from Pine - hope to try it myself one day but it's perfect with this inspiration!

Claire Brennan said...

Very pretty Tamara! simple but so effective!!

Kristin Bueter said...


LOVE your card!! I think I saw the post by Pine. Was it the one with the punched hearts? If so, I defintely saw it and wanted to try it immediately...with faux stitching due to my disagreements with the sewing machine :O) I agree the card has so much more character with the faux stitching around your circles. Work of art :O)

Anthonette said...

I love this, Tamara! Thanks for reminding me to try this out. The faux stitching really adds a lot.