Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CBCC #25 - Inspiration Station

This week's challenge Courtney gave us a picture and we were to use it as our inspiration....this challenge was kind of tough for me....until I remembered a technique that I wanted to try. I saw a card in a magazine (I don't remember which one now....it was a day I was browsing at the book store) and there was this super cool card that had a reflective looking back ground, so I showed it to hubby and with his help, I decided to give it a whirl!


Here is this week's inspiration picture:
I used the reflective/metal look for the basis of my card. The background is a faux metal background embossed with my d'vine swirls cuttlebug folder (amazing what supplies you can find in the hardware section!!!) I used my new MS heart punch, sizzix swirl die, and nesties. My cute Tilda was colored with my copics. Flowers and ribbon are from my stash. Cardstock is SU, and DP is from the Valentine racks at Archivers.
I used my Shimmerz in angel wings on Tilda's tag, Blingz Hottie Pink on my hearts, and Blingz Pink Poinsettia on the swirls.
On the inside I did my faux metal again with my heart. I finally hunted down a heart lace Martha Stewart punch from a store in Michigan....you know how hard they are to find, I don't think any store in Wisconsin carried them! I also used my new lattice Martha punch, and added a foam heart from my stash.
And here's the back of my card with that new handmade stamp!
Make sure you head on over to Courtney's blog and link your creation, she is looking for some guest designers so please leave her a message if you are interested!
We have a sad week as two chickies are leaving us this week! Lorie and Chris are both stepping down from their rank as a chick. They both have many other commitments right now that they need to tend too. Please stop by and wish them well! We will really miss them!
Make sure you go and see what the other chicks have made this week! Their links are in my side bar! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

37 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, Kim...this is fantastic! Nice job with this challenge!

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! This looks supercool, Kim!
I don't know if I would have found any inspiration in that metallicplate at all ;o)

And I do envy you your MS-heart punch...I haven't been able to get that anywhere!! We can only get some MS-punches at e-bay, but they all costs a fortune...

Your Tilda looks beautiful, and your signaturestamp looks great with those branches!

Have a great day, my friend!

Love and hugs, Lena

Chris said...

A stunning card Kim! Your Tilda is lovely and so beautifully coloured. I love the faux metal, it's a great effect with theh embossing and your embellishments are so pretty. Well done getting the punch, they're like gold dust over here too and I just managed to get the doily lace....mmmmm. Chris :)

Kim Piggott said...

Kim this is just so, so beautiful!!!
Your image is coloured so beautifully!
Your papers gorgeous and love your faux metal background!
Your borders look so pretty!
hugs
kim x

Rach said...

gorgoeus hun, love the embossing on your faux metal background..a beautiful card..xx

Deb said...

beautiful card Kim, love the shiny background, the embossing is fabulous! The inside of the card is so pretty too and love your new handmade stamp!
I only occasionally use distress inks to colour, don't have that many colours yet, mostly just use ordinary watercolours to paint with.
Have a great day, Debx

Janneke said...

Great card!

I love the colors you used :)

Janneke X

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Fabulous card!

deb said...

You are soooo Clever!!!!! I love this card and your thinking that went into it! I love your background!
Your coloring is fab as usual!!!
hugz

Cardmaking Galore said...

Hi Kim, love your first card - it is so original. i have left you an award on my blog - would love to see you play along!

Dani said...

Wow Kim! That faux metal is very cool! Fabulous job!

Sharon Caudle said...

So cute Kim!! Cool technique embossing that faux metal! Glad you were able to finally find the MS heart border punch! I actually had to have a friend in FL pick one up for me! I just can't find the new ones in Reno! Love your card!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! I love your metallic background!!!!!!!!! What an adorable card!!!! You did an awesome job with your inspiration challenge!!!!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Kim, the faux metal embossing looks fabulous..so pretty on the inside too...love the MS border punch!
Hugs
Carole x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Kim, the faux metal embossing looks fabulous..so pretty on the inside too...love the MS border punch!
Hugs
Carole x

MalinL said...

What an AMAZING card!!! Sooooo cool!!!

Moni said...

Great inspiration, gorgeous card you made, love the colours! Hugs, Moni

Bev said...

Kim this is exquisite! I love all the attention to detail, teh gorgeous colours and papers and the punched layers. Stunning!!

hugs Bev x

Suzanne J Dean said...

Aww, super adorable Kim! Love that metallic background!

hugz,
Suzanne

Courtney said...

Oh Wow! This is fantastic! I love the metal background. I'm always amazed to see how different everyone's take on the challenges are! Love!

Sparkle said...

Your card is gorgeous! :)

Kerry D-C said...

Kim, this is SO SUPER cute!!!!
tfs!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I'm in LOVE with this!!! That background is FABULOUS :)

Donalda said...

Wow girlfriend this is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Love the inside and your coloring is just gorgeous as always dear!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the detail and the flourish

Jeanette said...

wonderful Kim! The embossing on the metallic paper is gorgeous! Hugs Jeanette

Candy said...

Hi Kim!

WOW what a stunning card! As always they get better and better! Have no idea what you have used for the metal but it is great. Love your personal new stamp for the back of your cards.
Your cards are now beautiful front, middle and back!!!

Cami said...

Beautiful card! Love everything about it.

Glitter Monkey said...

Beautiful card - love the reflective element of it and the swirls. Thanks for joining in with CCT. Lol Lynn x

Chrissy D said...

This is sooo sweet! You did a beautiful job with this challenge!!! Love all of your elements too Kim. You colored your Tilda beautifully - I could sit and comment on EVERY detail - this whole card is AMAZING! TFS!

Frances said...

This is so sweet Kim - love all those MS punches (I got the heart one but wished I got my sister to get me that leaf one too now!) Fab signiture stamp too. xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Kim dear this is just a perfect card love it all especially the lovly papers and swirls. Your colouring of Tilda is as perfect as every hun
Big Hugs
Jacqui x

Tiffaney in VA said...

Love the metallic background. Your coloring of Tilda is wonderful. Very cute! I hope all is well. Miss you sweetie!

Sarah said...

Love the card...it's so gorgeous!!

jennyv said...

This is such a fabulous card. I just love what you done to the inside of the card and I like that metal look. Great job!!

Jenny

jennyv said...

This is such a fabulous card. I just love what you done to the inside of the card and I like that metal look. Great job!!

Jenny

Dana (*danavee*) said...

Congratulations! This blog post was featured in the latest Carnival at http://www.craftcritique.com We would love it if you’d let YOUR blog readers know too… you know, share the love! Happy Valentine’s Day! Craft Critique loves you!

Gill said...

Gorgeous card Kim, love the colours and the embossing looks fab and of course who could forget your cute Tilda...awesome hun
hugs Gill x

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