Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pinspired Challenges #9

Good morning!  I am so very pumped to be sharing another Pinspired Challenge today, and I hope you are excited about the bold colors and themes in this one!  First things first.  This challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Avery Elle--seriously my favorite source for cardstock for my card bases.  I love a sturdy, thick card base, so their 100# card stock is perfect, and comes in so many bright, beautiful colors.  And their New Moon (black) card stock is my go-to for creating the chalkboard effect.  Their stamps are also classy, fun, and of tremendous quality, and lots of them come with free digital cut files, so I'm all over that.  (No fussy cutting!)  The fine folks at Avery Elle have offered a $15 gift certificate to their store for the winner of this challenge, so you'll definitely want to play along!

Wow.  Gorgeous.  So many elements you could use in your project.  When I saw the image, I immediately thought of a gorgeous Indian theme, with the bright sheer fabrics, gold, and pretty designs.  I'm "sari" (<---- see what I did there?!) that my picture is a little dark, I was having technical difficulties.

I tried to convey the opulence of the photo by using the classy embossed background (made from Avery Elle's Pixie cardstock), and then heat embossed the greeting and frame from Framed Fonts in gold.  Why haven't I used gold embossing powder before?!  I think I'm in love.  I topped it all off with a sheer, shimmery, richly colored ribbon from May Arts.  I can't wait to see what you come with, and which elements of the photo Pinspired you!!


  1. It's beautiful!Love the big bow, the pink/gold combo and the embossed background!
    Love how you used the oriental feeling of the inspiration photo!

  2. Elegant card, I love its opulent feel :)