Inspiration Challenge #54

Here is the inspiration that the StampinUpLNStampers yahoo group has issued. I loved it when I saw it immediately. I have already posted one project using this color inspiration earlier this week and I just couldn’t stop so here is another one, ENJOY!!!

I think one of my most favorite techniques is dry embossing, even though it may take a little more time to create a certain look by hand it is well worth it!! You can create amazing dry embossed effects for your cards using the Big Shot and texture plates– mine are on their way here in a nice brown box…so I did this one by hand using my paper cutter and stylus. I LOVE to Heat Emboss as well and used my Heat Tool and VersaMark ink along with my Clear Embossing Powder to create that Tone-on-Tone look.
I used my Heart to Heart Punch and alternated different card stocks to create my bouquet. How Loving- right?! I used Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White for this card. I also LOVE the ornament punch that was available in the Holiday Mini, and I just snipped off the end to create the flower pot. I know, it isn’t currently offered on-line to purchase but I would be SHOCKED if that punch isn’t brought back in the NEW catalog to be released in July…I am not saying it will just that I would be SHOCKED and disappointed if it wasn’t.

I used my StampinDimensionals to create some depth for the hearts in my bouquet of LOVE!!! I even used the stem stamp from the Fifth Ave. Floral Stamp Set.

The inside of the card has a cute surprise for the recipient.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and project and let me know your thoughts. I LOVE the creative juices that have been flowing through my hands now that I have decided to take on doing challenges. Thank you to my cousin Shannon for yet again giving me that kick in the pants to get me going!!! You Rock!
STAMPS: Things I Love {115229}, Fifth Ave. Floral {113734}
PAPER: Whisper White {108588}, Crushed Curry {115319}, Rich Razzelberry {115316}, Melon Mambo {115320}
TOOLS: Paper Cutter {104152}, Stylus {10066}, Heat Tool {100005}, Heart to Heart Punch {113694}
ACCESSORIES: Clear Embossing Powder {190130}, Dimensionals {104432}, Snail Adhesive {104332}

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