Monday, March 30, 2009

My First Etsy Inspired Challenge (#29)


I keep seeing all of these super cute cards/projects done, and they keep referring to the Etsy Inspired Challenge. Well, because of my obsession with all things challenge related, I had to do some investigating. And, I think I've found a new challenge to be obsessed about! Imagine that! Here is the link to the Etsy Inspired challenge #29.
The shop on Etsy that was the inspiration for this challenge is Handmade by Rebecca. We were to visit her shop and choose an inspiration piece. I chose this item, the Asian Pearl ribbon bracelet. The flower on the ribbon caught my eye because it reminded me of the flower from the Stampin' Up set, Bella's Bloom. It is an adorable little set, so I love to use it. I didn't have a pearl brad like the one on the bracelet, so I had to improvise. I had a flat, round brad that was to be used with epoxy letter stickers. I took some rhinestone stickers and arranged them on the brad to make a whole lot of bling. I wanted the brad to look like a slide on the ribbon, so I used thread to tie the ribbon together, and I affixed the brad to it. To stamp the flower, I simply used Rose Red and Mellow Moss markers from Stampin' Up to color the image and stamped it. This card was simple, but it really reminds me of the bracelet!

Card details:

Stamps: Bella's Bloom by Stampin' Up
Paper: Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss cardstock and Rose Red DSP by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Brad and rhinestone stickers; SU satin ribbon; Rose Red and Mellow Moss markers by Stampin' Up

9 comments:

Kerry said...

Beautiful colors and card! I really like how you incorporated a wide ribbon and gem similar to the inspiration piece.

Danni said...

This is so pretty!! Great job!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Nancy! Love it! :)

de said...

So pretty! I love where you got your inspiration from!

Heather said...

This is beautiful! Great job with the inspiration challenge. Isn't Rebecca's shop great. I love all of her Twilight inspired stuff!

Tonya said...

Beautiful card, Nancy! It is so vibrant and classy looking. Super job!!

Ashley said...

This is just gorgeous Nancy! I love the stamps you used and that ribbon with the bling is fantastic! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge! It really means a lot to me!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE it! I think its a wonderful CASE of my ribbon bracelets! Thanks so much for playing along!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!! tfs!!