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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Garden Party for March 4

For this week's Garden Party, I pulled this picture out of the "inspiration pile". I think it came out of Better Homes and Gardens, but have no idea when.

(sorry - my photo of this photo is not great, there is some glare).

Here is the card I created from it.

I tried to capture the blue pillows with the lace edges using the square of patterned paper. I put the strip of brown "Cuttlebugged" paper at the bottom to copy the blanket.

I was hoping the flowers would mimic the swirls in the headboard. And I added the antique brass brads because of the handle on the chest in the picture.

I'm thinking now that the circle should have been a square because the room is very angular - but I like how the image fits in the circle.

So what do you think? Am I close?

About this card:

I stamped Botanicals from HOTP and Au Naturale from Lizzy Anne Designs (sentiment). I colored the image with my Copic Markers.

I cut the image out with my Nestibilities and embossed the edge (see this post for cutting tips). I left the cutting die in place and used Distress ink in Vintage Photo with a duster brush to lightly color over the image. This leaves a white edge when you remove the die.

I adhered the cuttlebugged strip, matted the images and patterned paper square (Bo Bunny Anna Sophia) and adhered them to my base paper. Last, I added the brads and glued the front to may card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by............... Let me know if you're interested in joining the Garden Party and I can start posting the inspiration piece in advance.


Alhambra Club said...

Love your inspiration photos, those color are so great, and your card is so awesome, lovely.

Mandy said...

WOW! This is so beautiful! It matches your inspiration so so well!

Danni said...

Wonderful!! You really do such awesome work, a true inspiration.
What is your garden party? I must have missed what it is.....

Sara Henton said...

This is beautiful!

Heather Grow said...

Gorgeous card. I love it!

Gabi MeWi said...

Cathy your card is so wonderful - the colours are marvelous.Your idea with the inspiration pile is great.Maybe it would have been a little closer with the image in a square,but it looks much better in the circle!!!

Anonymous said...

That is just too pretty!!! I love everything about the card.

Michelle Pearson said...

This is wonderful! Love your inspiration photo as well as your card. I'd say you got it spot on...love it!!

Crissy said...

Great card! It matches the room perfectly!