Tuesday, April 29, 2008

BIC 11: Just a bit of color

Okay, maybe a whole lot of color! While looking at the Beate's latest Be Inspired Challenge sample I was captivated by all of the different colored little blobs and decided that I had to incorporate that into my card somehow. I was originally going to use a bunch of circles on the background but remembered this little plastic baggie of 1" scraps I had just thrown into the garbage can while cleaning earlier. Yup, I dived into the garbage and rescued the scraps... good thing Garbage Day isn't until Wednesday morning. Although, this is the garbage can in my craft room so no gross food scraps or the such to go through. Otherwise I probably would have stuck with punching a bunch of circles out of cardstock! :)

Here is the Be Inspired Challenge sample if you would like to take a gander at it. Don't forget to check out the other great creations by the rest of the inspiration team: Jennifer, Susan, Silke, Dawn and Charmaine.

Notes: finished card size is 5" x 5". To create the background a bunch of 1" squares of cardstock were adhered to Basic Black cardstock in a 4 x 4 grid pattern. Stitching was then added around the outside and inside edges of the main square with a sewing machine and white thread. Ribbon and brads were added before adhering to the Almost Amethyst card base. To finish the butterfly from Just Celebrate was stamped on Whisper White and colored with markers before matting on more black and adhering to the card with dimensionals. A touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter was added to the wings of the butterfly.

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Just Celebrate. Ink: Black StazOn, Bashful Blue marker, Almost Amethyst marker, Certainly Celery marker. Paper: Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Whisper White and various 1" squares of SU! cardstock (too many colors to list!). Other: white thread, sewing machine, black polka dot ribbon (May Arts), black brads, dimensionals, Sakura Quickie glue pen, Dazzling Daimonds glitter.

14 comments:

  1. Danielle, I love this idea. I love the color squares you chose, the stitching and the set you used. Gorgeous card.
    Hugs and smiles

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  2. Danielle - this is awesome!!! Love all the square pieces!!! Plus the butterfly is too cute!!!

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  3. Danielle, this is just so CUTE! I LOVE the colored blocks!

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  4. I love this, Dawn! It's just beautiful! TFS and have a great day! :)

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  5. Nice job Danielle! Colors are great and your sewing adds a nice touch!

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  6. Very pretty! Love all of the little blocks of color! Beautifully done! :D

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  7. Love this! You did a great job with the challenge, love how you made the circles into squares!

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  8. Hmmm, should I call you Dumpster Diver or Super Stitcher,lol? Love all the colors, it is so fun. The stitching adds that subtle detail that is just wonderful.

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  9. This is so fantastic, good thing you were able to save your scraps!!LOL

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  10. Awesome card- love the stitching to keep your squares in place! I like how you took inspiration from Beate's piece, but interpreted it different!

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  11. WOW! Danielle, this is so very clever! By looking at the placement of the squares, you obviously have a great eye for color! Very unique and creative! I love it!

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  12. Super CUTE card!! Love the colors and your lay-out. Great job on the sewing... gota love it! Michelle :)

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  13. Hey...this is cool!! Lots of color for sure. Love the idea. And the sewing still going strong I see :)

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  14. I really love this card. It is fabulous!

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Thanks for your sweet comments! I love hearing from you. :)