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Happy Thursday and welcome to our final Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge. We’re not saying we’ll never do another DDIC, but for now this seemed like a good place to take a break. Today, our inspiration comes from Elizabeth’s Embellishments. Aren’t these lovely coasters? I love all the pattern with the subtle colors.
All images are Our Daily Bread designs. I wanted to try and recreate the patterns so I stamped images from a few different sets in several different colors. I started with the largest ornament in a sand chalk ink. The partial image of the smaller ornament was stamped with the pearlescent beige ink. The snowflakes and words were stamped with the raspberry ink and a few partial snowflakes and corner flourishes were stamped with pearlescent ivy and the beige ink. I made the little red & green rings by inking the top of my water brush and stamping. The solid red & green dots were made with a Qtip. The greeting was cut with a Spellbinders classic oval and the edges were sponged. Faux pearls were added to the dk green labels 10 layer and a sheer bow was added. The white background was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, edged with a marker and attached to a 5.5 x 4.25 white card.
Please stop by and visit the other core members of the DDIC team! I’ve really enjoyed working with all of them (and the past members, too!) and I know I’ll miss the wonderful inspiration pictures Lori always selected. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks so much for stopping by!
stamps: ODBD – Ornaments, Christmas Blessings, Snowflake Swirl Bg, Brocade Borders
paper: white, hunter green
ink: Brilliance pearlescent beige & pearlescent ivy, Fluid Chalk Sahara sand, VersaColor raspberry pigment
accessories: Spellbinders classic ovals, labels 10 & heirloom ornament dies, Cuttlebug flurries folder, Tombow Chinese Red marker, liquid pearls, sheer ribbon
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Welcome to our Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge!
Today our picture comes from Chef Tools. Isn’t this a fun picture? I like the divided box look filled with all the little Christmas items and the wonderful colors.
So my interpretation is pretty literal. I kept the boxy look and colors. And the fun holiday theme. All images are DRS Designs. I stamped all the images and colored them with markers and a water brush. Two were stamped inside masked circles since the images were larger than the Spellbinders circles I used to cut them. I backed these two with red lacy circles. The Santa face and star I cut out. The turquoise bg was embossed with a tartan plaid folder. The Ho Ho border was stamped twice, accented with a white gel pen and cut out. For the sentiment, I stamped inside a star I traced from a tag stencil and cut it out. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.5.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please be sure to visit the entire DDIC team. I know they’ll have some fun projects for you.
stamps: DRS Designs
paper: white, red, turquoise
ink: Ancient Page coal
accessories: Tombow markers, water brush, white gel pen, Spellbinders circles & lacy circles sets, Cuttlebug tartan plaid folder, star tag stencil
Welcome to the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Today our picture comes from The Perfect Remedy. Since this is also a release day for ISC, I have two projects to show. I’m using all ISC images for both, so combining the posts works out really well.
For my first one, I’m using Marvels of Nature III for the tree and greeting images, and Christmas Trinkets for the building and background image. Out of the box is one of my fave techniques and I’m really enjoying the reverse (sort of into the box) of it. The principal is the same it’s just what you cut that is different. For this, I first stamped the tree with the green and brown inks and added highlights with a marker. I traced the Spellbinders long rectangle around the tree and cut around the part of the tree that was inside the rectangle. Then I cut the rectangle the same way I do in the out of the box method. The building image was stamped first with green ink, then overstamped with the honey ink. I used a smaller rectangle to die cut it. The green background was stamped with a medallion image from the Christmas set. Finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.
stamps: ISC – Marvels of Nature III & Christmas Trinkets
paper: white, moss, mustard
ink: Ancient Page pine green & chocolate, Distress Ink wild honey
accessories: Tombow gold ocher marker, Spellbinders long rectangle set, Quickutz rectangle set
Please be sure to stop by and visit the rest of the Diva team. I know they’ll have some wonderful creations for you!
- Lori (chanteuse)
- Chris (glowbug) (taking this week off)
- Anne (jdmommy)
- Donna (donnarie)
- Julie (justwritedesigns) you are here!
For my second project, the ISC team was challenged to make a gift card holder. I have a purse/notecard pattern I drew about 5 years ago and thought with a little alteration, it would make a nice holder for a gift card. If you would like the pattern, please click for my free PDF file. Asymetrical Flap Purse pattern instructions The pattern will print out in the actual size. (Click any of the pictures to enlarge.)
For the outside of my purse/holder, I stamped it with a distressed background image and a combo of the red inks. The flap liner was stamped with a combo of the green ink. Both were edged w/ markers. The holly images were colored w/ makers and cut out. I used a small Velcro circle (cut in half) for the closure.
I used all of the pattern pieces except for the side gussets. These were left out in order for the purse to open completely. The gift card holder insert was attached to the bottom section but could just as easily be attached to the top. I used a Basic Grey notch tool to cut the half circle tabs but you could easily cut these w/ a kraft knife or use a slot punch. The small card with the greeting is not attached as you can see in the picture below.
stamps: ISC – Christmas Trinkets, Christmas Elements, Holidays, Dimensional Elements Edges #1
ink: Brilliance rocket red, rocket red gold, gamma green, pearlescent ivy
accessories: Tombow markers, Basic Grey notch tool, narrow ribbon, 1/8 inch hole punch (to insert ribbon handle), stickles, Velcro dot