Friday, September 9

CSS Alumni Blog Hop: Inspirational

Hello my friends, welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop. This time our Hop is a photo inspiration from Pier 1 Imports.


If you are here from Debbie's blog you are in the right place, if not, please start from StampTV so you don't miss any of the fabulous creations.

My card was inspired by the pretty colors from this picture. I used the new "Thankful for You" stamp set for this card.

Directions:
  • Make card base from Ivory cardstock. 5" square card.
  • Cut a panel from Chocolate Brown Cardstock (4.25" square), mat this with a slightly smaller piece of Ivory Cardstock, previously dry embossed. Ink all edges.
  • Add stitches and tie on Seam Binding Ribbon.
  • Stamp image several time as well as the sentiment on White cardstock. color them with Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil images with Square Nestabilities.
  • Add square panels to card with thick foam tape.
  • Create a triple bow with bow-easy, add a gold brad. Adhere it to card.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to flowers.
  • Add Mini gold nail heads to opposite corners.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, White, Chocolate Brown (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamps: Thankful for you (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress, Dried Marigold Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Mini Gold Nailheads (GKD), Light Blue Seam Binding Ribbon (Hug Snug), Gold Brad (American Crafts).
  • Accessories: Seeing Spots embossing folder (Provo Craft), Cuttlebug, Foam tape, Scor-tape, Square Nestabilities, Sponges.

All the products in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Now, head over to Joy's blog to see what she has created for us tonight.

Hope you like my creation.
Have fun hopping!!

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Giovana! Love the colors and how you split the image!

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  2. I love the fractured look of the flowers, Giovana. Such an interesting card. Very beautiful.

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  3. Gorgeous card. The well done flowers and beautifully tied bow make your card outstanding!

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  4. neat way to panelize the sunflower and lovin that bow !!

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  5. Love the layout with your use of the partial flower! Beautiful job

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  6. Giovana- those sunflowers and the layout, well just a beautiful card!!!!

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  7. What a beautiful take on the inspiration piece - love how you broke out the flower and that ribbon is just the perfect touch!

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  8. Gorgeous Giovana! I love how you did the panels with the sunflower! Fabulous design!

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  9. I love your card, Giovana! I love the way you did the flower, and I love that bow too.

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  10. Great card, Giovana! You have such a distinct style and unique take on the challenge here. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration!

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  11. I so love the way you did the sun-flower!!! Very cool.
    TFS it!!!!

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful! Love how you split the sunflower image and that bow is the perfect touch!

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  13. A very pretty card. I love the distress ink and the stitching which make it unique

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  14. A very pretty card. I love the distress ink and the stitching which make it unique

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  15. Gorgeous! love the use of color and the panel layers.

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  16. Love that this is so different! Love the way you did the sunflowers, neat idea! Beautiful card!!

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  17. Very nice, Giovana! Such beautiful soft shading around the edges, love the sparkle, too.

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  18. Oh so gorgeous Giovana! LOVE your coloring of the sunflowers!! and that blue ribbon is just perfect with it!

    (the music scared me half to death!! wasn't expecting it, lol!)

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  19. Very beautiful!! love the embossed background with the distressed edges and stitching and really like how you popped up the squares

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  20. The image splitting and dimenstional work is so pretty...great job...welcome to America :)

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  21. I love how you offset the squares. Gorgeous work!

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  22. Love all the texture on this card and the flower panels are wonderful!!!

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  23. LOVE SPLIT DESIGNS LIKE THIS, BEAUTIFUL!

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  24. Such a gorgeous card, super layout and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your stitching! You always have such wonderful creations! Fabulous!

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  25. Oh Wow Love what you did with the sunflowers and that beautiful blue bow is gorgious.

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  26. This card is gorgeous! I love it - so creative and beautiful!!

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  27. Such gorgeous textures, interesting patterns and great details in this card, Giovana! Stunning!

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  28. Glorious card. Great eye for detail. Hadn't noticed the sunflower pillow until your card.

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  29. Amazing card Giovana! Love how you split the sunflower image - beautiful effect! Great job!

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  30. So very pretty, Giovana!! Great design, love the sunflowers!! Fabulous!!

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