Friday, February 11, 2011

CSS Alumni Inspiration Challenge Hop

Welcome to the February StampTV CSS Alumni Inspiration Hop. We were given a photo to get inspired and create something to share with you. If you are following the hop from the beginning you should have just come from the blog of Melissa Cash. If you have not started from the beginning, I highly recommend starting at StampTV and hopping the whole way through. You will become completely inspired and ready to create something.

Here is the inspiration photo we were given


Here is the card I made

I cut the red layer into three panels and sponged the edges with red and then navy ink. I layered them side by side on the navy card stock to mimic the dresser drawers and added large brads as the handles. I stamped the swirls from Grand Damask and the Thank You sentiment from Block Greetings with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with copper embossing powder. I stamped the dotted heart from Happy Hearts with Versamark and heat embossed that as well with copper onto a piece of pattern paper. I cut the heart out and layered it on a punched scallop heart. I added a few more layers of pattern paper and some ribbon and a bow to finish it off.

Next you can stop by the blog of Miesje Flach and find out what she has to inspire you.

Have an awesome weekend. I am looking forward to 4 days away from work. Making dinner for my sweetie for Valentine's Day. And hopefully lots of stamp time in the next few days. :o)

28 comments:

Carla S. said...

Sorry about your blogger problems, Melissa! Glad you were able to post now! Your card is beautiful! Love the papers and how you did the dresser!

Miesje said...

I love that card! Love how you used the heart and the swirls are perfect! That blogger issue happened to me once too - thank goodness only once!

peggy wainman said...

wonderful card, love all the layers!

Sharri said...

Melissa, Wow! I love how you did the dresser and the embossed heart is perfect! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous card Melissa! I love the big heart in the middle. Looks like we were on the same page with our DP!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! This is fantastic. I love all the textural elements with the stitching and embellishments.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh love this!!! was trying to wrap my brain around the dresser but just couldnt come up with anything - you nailed it!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOWEE melissa!!! you ROCKED This girl!! this is AWESOME!!!!

Cheri said...

Look at the work you did on this card, Melissa! This is gorgeous and you captured the dresser and the details perfectly.

Lori said...

Love your interpretation Melissa, beautiful!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow, wow, wow. Love your card, Melissa. All the layers are wonderful and I love the whole feel of this card!

stampqueen said...

I LOVE the dressor with the brads and even the swirls - perfect!!!! and I love the copper embpssing on the heart too - still working on my DH's Valentine.....

Janeen said...

mmmm-hmmmm and i love your nailed look and the pounded nail look of the heart

scalder said...

OH my, I think I'm in love!!! The card is gorgeous!! The colour, the swirls, the dresser pulls--FABULOUS!

Sharon Jones said...

Melissa! Beautiful card! Love the look of the dresser and the way you layered and embossed it!

Diana said...

How different! This is really cool that you chose the dresser as your focal point. This gives me new ideas on how to look at things. Thank you so much!

Susan said...

I just love how you recreated the dresser -- complete with the swirls. I just love learning new ideas on these blog hops!

Peggy said...

Love the representation of the dresser and swirls.

Theressa said...

Now that's taking your work to the next level! Very impressive!

Margaret said...

Really looks like a dresser. Great card. Good job.

Carolina said...

What a WOW card - your take on the inspiration piece is so right on! Beautiful mix of patterned paper and the swirls are the perfect touch!

Lagene said...

WOW!! Absolutely wonderful card!

Kay S said...

How cute is that?! Love it that you took your inspiration from the dresser! Very clever and lovely card.

Sonia said...

I love your chest of drawers!!!

Sharon Mattingly said...

Beautiful card!

Donna said...

Your card has my mind going crazy...love the dresser

Virginia Wingo said...

Beautiful card with lots of interesting detail.

Sandra said...

WOW! Love it!
Sandra ltb