Thursday, February 25, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #84

I go in spurts when doing challenges it seems. I love challenges because they can jumpstart your creativity. However, by the time I get a challenge accomplished - a new challenge has been posted (usually 2 or 3 really).

You may remember me posting a few months back for the UDI Inspiration Challenge. Well, with my laptop issues and such, I haven't participated in awhile. Happy to say that I am back and posting!

Below is the picture for our inspiration. Isn't it great - bold colors and the big flowers. Yep - it was great when my idea jumped right in my head for this one!

Here is my card. I went with both the colors and flowers. I used the SU Sizzlits Flower Blossom for the main flowers. The centers of each petal are actually 'cut' when running them through the Big Shot. So, I popped them out of each flower and then repositioned them into a different color flower to achieve the look from our inspiration picture. I used a flower from Eastern Blooms as a filler. I used a silver brad for the center of each Flower Blossom. The greeting is from the SAB set Whimsical Words. (Want to get this set for FREE? Be sure to contact me.)

Because the base of my card was black, I decorated the inside too. Just a little simple design, but definitely adds the right touch I think.

So, there you have it. Be sure to check out what the rest of the UDI Inspiration team did! You can get the links to their blogs by going to the UDI Blog. While you're there, check out the other challenges we have. Be sure to leave us a note to let us know you were there - we love to read your comments!!

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Whimsical Words (SAB)
CS: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Real Red
Ink: Real Red
Other: Sizzlit Flower Blossom, Big Shot, Paper Piercer, Silver Brads

Stampin' Hugs,


Maria Williams :) said...

Great pairing with the Sizzlit Blossom and Eastern Bloom Stamp! Glad to see you back in the challenges! :)

Elizabeth said...

Welcome back! I love all of your flowers!


carolm said...

welcome back karen. i missed you. your card is wonderful. those flowers are perfect for this challenge.

Robin Merriman said...

Super cute card - love what you did with the inside!
Welcome back!

Maxine Conrad said...

I will join the rest in telling you "Welcome Back"! I have missed your creations my friend. Great card. Love your take on the challenge xx

Micki said...

Love the card. So very elegant.

TN Granny said...

Red black are my fav's together but with the white its really nice. I love the card, keep creating Kiddo.
God Bless,

Sandy said...

Wow, this looks great! I always love when people share the insides of the card too! Great job!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is GREAT! I love the inside flower on there!