Thursday, October 9, 2014

a bright spark (CMBC, HOC, Virginia's View )

Did you guess from this sneak peek where I'm going with today's card?

It's over to the Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #31. Here's the fabulous inspiration photo.

And here's what I got from it. The headboard immediately jumped out at my cuz I have the PTI art deco frame die! Then I got the color blocking of the wall, yellow and white. While my eye was there the red vase jumped at me and I knew something bright red had to appear on my card. Then I noticed the cushions on the bed - purple piping and ikat-ish.

So this happened.

Crappy weather. Crappy photo. But if you look closely you'll see that I stamped a barely there ikat pattern on the white portion in a nod to the pillow. And I painted the stacked die cut frame with purple nail polish. See the shine? I love that trick.

Why did I angle the frame? I honestly don't know. It just looked boring when straight.

Thanks for a great inspiration photo, Taheerah A. And thanks for looking friends.

I'm hooking up over at:
House of Cards - October Challenge "Punches and/or Dies"
Virginia's View - #8 Clean and Simple too.

Paper:  Bringmann, DCWV
Stamps: PTI
Ink : Amuse
Tools: frame and sentiment die PTI, heart die Amuse
Other: nail polish


  1. Love your card its so clean ,graphic and just Fabulous !! ..I love the way you have interpreted the mood board !

  2. Thanks for the tip about the nail polish! Now that summer is over I could put it on my die cuts instead of my toes! Your card is a great take on the photo and the angled frame is!

  3. Wunderbar ;)
    Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth

  4. Love the tilted glossy nail varnish frame!

  5. Love the punch of color in the frame. It looks really great with the barely-there pattern. Great job!

  6. Super cool design! I love the gloss on the frame :)

  7. Ohh... That frame looks deliciously elegant! What a great CAS card. The color combination is awesome, and I could go on and on and on. I am so glad you joined us at House of Cards for our Punches & Dies challenge this month. I hope you can join us again soon!

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  8. Totally IN LOVE! The frame is genius--especially the painting with nail polish! The shine is delish! Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. I think this is a winner!!!! I loved that pattern too around the bedhead but couldn't think how to put it on my card. How handy you had that die, it was mean't to be!! Love everything about this card, its a perfect inspiration from the photo.

  10. GREAT job in interpreting the inspiration, Maria! The glossy frame is beautiful. The diecut details are fabulous...Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

  11. That's a trick I'd not heard of, Maria ... the nail polish one ... what a stunning effect! The combination of shine on the frame with that sunny yellow base and die cut is yummy! Such a great take on the inspiration! Anita :)

  12. I love how that came out. So fun. Thanks for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs, Anita DT

  13. Very clean and graphic with colors that pack a punch! Great card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  14. This one is definitely my favourite - that deco frame looks good enough to eat! And paired with that yellow ikat and jaunty angle? You know how to tick off all the things I love! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues - twice!

  15. Fabulous interpretation of the pic and what a clever idea to use nail polish in crafting...I never do my nails but this is a great idea for using up some old bottles I've had for years. Thanks for playing along with House of Cards.


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