Saturday, August 24, 2013

Just Us Girls #203 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

We have another great challenge from Just Us Girls this week.  It's inspiration photo week and Tangii chose this great back to school "cake" as inspiration. 

Here's a closer look at the inspiration photo.  Isn't that cool?  What a way to start the school year!
 Here's what I created.  I obviously took some of the colors and banner from the inspiration.  And the technique came from Jennifer McGuire.  I tell ya, that girl has become my idol!  She is so talented and I love her videos.  Here's the video I watched to make this.  She calls the technique Die Cut Inlay.  By doing this, you can make two cards.  I chose to make a card and a tag.

I started with black, red, yellow, and orchid cardstock cut into 1/4" strips.  I used a glue stick to cover a piece of typing paper and then laid the strips down diagonally.  Then I die cut the word and put it aside.  I then cut the word again from the tag and inlaid that die into the one with the strips of color.  This way it looks inlaid.  I then die cut the triangles and stamped the letters on them.  I "hung" the banner using black twine.  Lastly, I added sequins and some shine on the word with a Wink of Stella clear brush.

Here's the inside.  I cut down my original piece so I had these little strips to add to the inside.

With the piece cut out of my focal image, I inlaid it into the tag that I cut the other word from.  I stamped the word "happy", added sequins and some ribbon.  Doesn't that look cool?  Love it!
 I'm also entering this into this week's Case Study challenge where Jennifer McGuire is the muse this month.
 Stop by the following blogs to see more inspiration using this great photo!
JUGs blog
Elise Durenberger
Maria Levine
Marisa Ritzen
Nancy Leppek
Tangii Crain
Vicki Dutcher
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and Fresh Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Paper:  Neenah white, black, real red, orchid opulence, daffodil delight (SU)
Accessories:  Birthday Trio and Banner Builder dies (PTI), black twine, satin ribbon, sequins, Wink of Stella clear brush, dimensionals



Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome! Love the stripes and love the 2nd card too -- killer job!

Marisa said...

LOVE the bold stripes you used and that fabulous banner. Great matching tag too!!

Elise said...

Goodness, GRACIOUS - this is POWERFUL fun! LOVE, love, LOVE your use of color! Oh, the inspiration from that stunning photo just oozes possibility, and your outstanding card and tag are the perfect testimonial! GRRRRREEEEEAAAATTTT job and super fun use of technique!

Nancy said...

This card/ tag is Fabulous Lisa! You always think outside the box and try something new which inspires me! Great job again! Enjoy your weekend!

Maureen said...

oh wow! This reminds me of the diaper cake I make for showers! I love the teacher version. What a gorgeous ensemble you've made :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study :)

Cheryl said...

That is a great inspiration photo and I love, love, love my birthday card!! Thank you, Lisa!!

Anonymous said...

I am so in love with this set, words fail me!!! Fab-u-lous!


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