Thursday, March 24, 2011

SCIC45: Simple Elegance

Hi All! Is this photo full of inspiration or what? I was asked to be a guest designer over at Stampin Celebration and upon seeing it, I was immediately drawn to the colors, those beautiful polka dots on the cupcakes and the punched heart images.

I decided to work with the color combo, as I LOVE Crumb Cake and Basic Black together. I tried to work in some Very Vanilla, but decided against it. I wanted to keep the card simple with clean lines and the Fifth Avenue Floral set immediately popped to mind.

The flower images on the left came to me naturally, but I really struggled with the right half of the card. One flower in the bottom corner didn't see like enough to balance it, so I improvised and added a flower in between. The line is a bit straight to me, but I think it works.

Do you see the flowers peeking out from the back panel on the card? I popped up the front panel and added these to give the card a bit more dimension. Love the effect!

If you've found inspiration in this photo, I hope you'll join us in sharing your creation. I would love to see what you do. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral (113734) & Because I Care (118384 or 120118)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953) & Basic Black (121045) Cardstock

Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad (101179)
Accessories: Modern Label Punch (119849), Movers & Shapers-Punch Windows (115953), 5/8" Black Satin Ribbon (117285), Rhinestones (119246) and Dimensionals/Pop Dots (104430)


LindaCCC said...

Wow Julie! Congratulations! What an honor!

Susie said...

Congratulations Julie!
I love this card! It's SO elegant. Love that you stamped both layers. I never would have thought of that!

Thanks so much for your comment on my one layer card :) In answer to you question about my drawn border. I used my trusty ruler. I measure 1/2" from each edge, marked lightly with a pencil, then used the ruler as a guide to draw the lines.

Cori said...

What a gorgeous card Julie!! Simple yet elegant!! Thanks for being the Guest Designer at SCIC this week. Love your work!

Amy Hoffman said...

Congratulations Julie! What an elegant card! Beautiful!

Shabby Horse said...

Congratulations Julie! That's such an honor! Gorgeous card too ;)

Candace Lawlor said...

Awesome job as guest designer this week Julie! This card is really beautiful! Thanks for being a part of the SCIC this week!

Hands On said...

Gorgeous card. Love the layered Crumb cake and that the images flow from one layer to the next. Very pretty.

Rochelle said...

What a great card and it fits the inspiration pictures so well! Thanks for creating such a faboulous card as a Party Guest this week!

Suzie, the Paper Craft Lady said...

Love your card design! So much I was inspired to try to recreate it... It is really pretty! Yours still looks better! :)

Cath said...

Very nice interpretation of the photo, Julie! :)