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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Unlikely Inspiration

Inspiration comes from the most unlikely places.  This morning's inspiration came from the purple shirt I was wearing and my wish to play with the Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock. When I began to put the Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso card stocks together, I instantly thought of fall and the cooler temperatures we have been experiencing lately.  My favorite season is fall with all of nature's changing colors and beautiful scenery.  But I love a pop of color mixed in with all the reds, oranges, yellows, greens and browns so today the pop of Rich Razzleberry was the color inspiration for my card.
First, I ran the Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock through the Big Shot to emboss it with different embossing folders to find the texture I liked the best.  I started with the Stripes Embossing Folder and moved onto to the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder once I had my stamped image completed.  After you emboss the Core'dinations Card Stock, rough up the embossed images using the Stampin' Sanding Block which makes the embossed images lighten in color and pop up from your card stock.  Next I chose the Elements of Style stamp set to add a nature feel to my card and stamped a fitting greeting from the Trust God stamp set.  Finally, I layered all the layers (Core'dinations card stock and stamped image card stock) and added a Rich Razzleberry ribbon in a bow next to the greeting.  I love how simple the layout was and how the little pop of color completely changed the look of the card. 
Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock before embossing
Core'dinations Card Stock after embossing
Stampin' Sanding Block
Using Stampin' Sanding Block on the embossed Core'dinations Card Stock

After sanding Core'dinations Card Stock...Cool effect!
You never know where your inspiration will come from next.  Try looking for inspiration some where new and let me know what you come up with.
Up close picture of card
Core'dinations Card Stock in Early Espresso #127846 (also comes in Cherry Cobbler #127846 or Gumball Green #127847)
Stampin' Sanding Block #129367
Stampin' Sanding Block Refills #129368
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder #119277
Element of Style stamp set #118611 WM or #120045 CM
Trust God stamp set #126700 WM or #126702
Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (Sorry I didn't realize it was retired)
Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso ink and card stock
Whisper White card stock

1 comment:

Deena Boos said...

Cute card Alicia! I love this color combo, and the Coredinations card stock looks great here!

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