Saturday, March 23, 2013

Just Us Girls #181 - Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone!  I'm excited about the card I made for this week's Just Us Girls Photo Inspiration challenge Andrea chose these great photos for our inspiration, and I took the colors from it for my inspiration.  I've also been taking the Pattern Play classes from Online Card Classes this week.  I love these classes that these girls do.  I think I've taken every one of their classes.  They are chock full of techniques and great ideas and tips. 

Here are the inspiration photos for the challenge.

So here's the card I made for this week's challenge.  I totally CASED Kristina Werner's sample card from the class, but it was just so pretty I just had to CASE it!  The "quilted" panel was all made from strips of paper placed on the diagonal and adhered together.  I used Basic Grey's Hopscotch paper pad.  It was pretty close to the colors in the inspiration photos.  The tea cups are from Taylored Expressions called Tea-riffic.  They were cut with the die that came with the set and colored with copic markers.  I added some Star Dust Stickles for some sparkle.  Kristina added her image on a piece of vellum so the quilted pattern can show through.  I don't use vellum enough, so I used it as well.  It was cut with a Spellbinder's die.  The sentiment is from PTI's Simple Little Things and was stamped in brown ink on a WPlus9 flag die.  I added some heart bling to finish it off.  The ivory cardstock was run through PTI's linen plate (hard to see) and it was all mounted on Blushing Bride carstock.  I just love this card! 
Ok, so I've told you why I was excited about this post, now I have to tell you why I've been dreading this post.  This will be Andrea's last challenge with us as a JUGS DT member.  She has decided to step down due to a busy life.  I am honestly sad to see her go as she is one of the sweetest people have had the privilege of knowing in this crafting industry.  My best wishes go out to her!
The JUGS DT has some great inspiration for you this week.  Stop by these blogs and see for yourself!
Vicki Dutcher

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Tea-riffic (Taylored Expressions), Simple Little Things (PTI limited edition)
Paper:  Vintage cream, blushing bride, vellum, Hopscotch (Basic Grey)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, copic markers
Accessories:  Spellbinder's die, linen plate (PTI), WPlus9 flag dies, heart bling, Star Dust Stickles, dimensionals


Angel said...

Darling card. I've been hooked on tea cups on my cards for the past two days. Your take on Kristina's card is darling and your colors and patten papers are so bright and cheery. very fun card.

Lynn said...

I love your gorgeous take on yesterday's video...the quilting look is awesome. Hoping to play along this morning! Way to rock the beautiful color palette.

Barb said...

Love the combination of the challenge and the class assignment.
Love the card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a wonderful take! Love the colors together -- just so pretty!


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