Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge #45

Inspired by Stamping offers an inspiration challenge every Thursday. The challenge lasts for one week, then a new photo is revealed! Here is the photo/color combination for this week's challenge!

My first thought when I saw this color palette was "use kraft paper." Well, that did not work out so well...

By the time I was finished playing around, this is the card that I had on my desk! I think my "red" is a bit closer to "wine," but I did stick with the off white and light brown! I was inspired by the shapes in the photo and also the feeling I got when I looked at the photo. I got the feeling of a warm, cozy party held on a winter's day. So, I made my card feel warm and cozy!

I pulled out the ISB Fancy Labels 1 die template to cut out my sentiment. The sentiment is from the beautiful Flowers Bloom stamp set. It is a bit "smudgy" because I was using chalk ink. I could not find a brown that I liked in my regular die inks! (I mean, really?!)

I layered it up a bit and used some lovely wrinkle ribbon to "tie" it all together!

I decorated the inside with more stamps from the Flowers Bloom stamp set. This card could be used for a birthday or anniversary. I love the font on the sentiments. Very classy and romantic!

Speaking of classy...I had a very classy helper during the photo shoot.....

This is 5 month old, 8 pound Milo! He is a big ole pest! But so cute! He loves my cards. Ok, he loves trying to eat the buttons, flowers, and ribbons!

Basic rules of the challenge: Please use the colors in our photo as your main colors. Upload your card/project to your blog or online gallery and leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of the IBSIC Blog post. When uploading to online galleries please add IBSIC #45 to your post. (Each challenge is up for one week.) 
At this time ALL products (stamps, paper, dies) are welcomed with our challenge. You do not have to incorporate an IBS stamp set or flowers. 

Cardstock: Bazzill Vanilla; American Crafts Pomegranate
Designer paper: Carta Bella Winter Fun
Ribbon:Creative Impressions
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button: Buttons Galore and More
Die cuts: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 1; Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Small
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Flowers Bloom
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan; Stampin' Up! Cranberry
Adhesive: Scotch tape runner; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares 


  1. So pretty and I love the paper! Your kitty is sure cute:)

  2. Gorgeous layers Gloria! I really, really, really want to do this challenge but somehow it gets away from every week :(

  3. Gorgeous card, Gloris. I love how you've layered different pattern papers. Deb x

  4. Really beautiful card, Gloria!...Nancy :o)

  5. Oh, I'm glad you ended up with what you ended up with because what it ended up being is gorgeous! LOL I seriously love this color combo and the use of dots, stripes and tiny patterns. Gorgeous!

  6. Gloria another well designed card you have here. You have a talent for layering pattern papers. thank you for sharing.

  7. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Your kitty is sooooo adorable! I love how he is giving the card a little smell! so sweet! Beautiful card Gloria! I love the inside as well! Hugs, J

  8. Yep - it is very warm and cozy looking! I think you cat felt the same way ;)

  9. I think Milo has fabulous taste because your card is gorgeous, it looks like he is thinking of how to get it off your table so he can have it all to himself. hee, hee, hee

  10. I think Milo has fabulous taste because your card is gorgeous, it looks like he is thinking of how to get it off your table so he can have it all to himself. hee, hee, hee

  11. I need a widget just for you that with one click says..."Beautiful card Gloria!" because all of your cards you post are, without exception, beautiful. And your helper is a real cutie too!

  12. I love the colors and design on this one but you know I love the shot of Milo best ;)

  13. Ha Milo looks cute posing for the photo...looks deep in thought, though, as if he is thinking of some mischief. :-)
    Your card is beautiful in those rich colors...I love the designer paper.

  14. Gloria your card is just beautiful, love the bold red and love the design.

    I have a almost 4 month old kitten who does the same as your gorgeous Milo.

  15. Very pretty card, I love the papers you used.