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Friday, September 24, 2010

CSS Alumni Inspiration Blog Hop

You most likely came here from the blog of Karen Knegten so you know that the Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Alumni are having an inspiration blog hop tonight. (If you didn't come here from Karen's blog and would like to jump on the blog hop from the start, go to here on Stamp TV to join.) The inspiration for the hop is this delicious photo!

Don't those cupcakes look divine! Made me hungry the whole time I was looking at them for this hop! Yum! I didn't eat the photo but I did make this card.

As you can see, I was inspired by the colors and the swirls. It wasn't until I was uploading the photo of the cupcakes tonight that I realized the photo was called "brown wedding cupcakes," which is a coincidence since my card is a wedding card!

Here are the ingredients for the card:
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Innocent Pink, and White
Stamps: Grand Damask and Fanciful Tags
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Textile
Spellbinders: Fancy Tags
Ink: Stampin' Up - Pirouette Pink and Memento - Rich Cocoa
Miscellaneous: Ribbon - Stampin' Up; Pearls - Gina K Designs; Lace Punch - Martha Stewart

Now hop along to the blog of Melissa Cash to see what inspired her from the photo. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your card is so beautiful, Kay! I love the embossing and the damask! The pearl accents are perfect!

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Melissa Cash said...

Kay, your card is so pretty and elegant. I love the pearls, they are the perfect touch.

Giovana said...

Very elegant and pretty!!

Sharri said...

Kay, Gorgeous card! I love the design and all the little details! Perfect Wedding card!

Cheri said...

Kay, your card is gorgeous. I love the way the demask and the ef coordinated so well. I hadn't thought of putting them together...until now.

Carolina said...

Another beauty - lovin' all the textures, the sentiment treatmnet, and the row of pearls and pearl accents are just the perfect touch!

qvande said...

So elegant! Love the border,embossed bg and pearls to go with that beautiful Damask!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that's so dainty!!! Gorgeous with the embossing! I see you love layering the fancy tags too!!! =)

peggy wainman said...

Lovely, love the embossing!

Miesje said...

Very, very pretty card! The textures are just wonderful!

Becky said...

So soft and pretty.

JaniceAileen said...

Ooooh, just perfect Kay! I SO love that damask image!!!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card. I like the layout and the way you did the tag at the bottom. I will have to try that with my tag dies.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! Love the whole layout!

KareS said...

Love the layout and tag!

Melanie said...

the pearls are the perfect touch!

joy said...

What a great wedding card! Love the 2 toned sentiment tag - that's a great idea.

Deb said...

How gorgeous, Kay! I love all the layering, texture, and lacy edges here! And all those perfectly placed pearl accents!

Joan V said...

Such a dainty and elegant card. I can see where you were inspired by the swirls and color. Thank you for sharing. Love the card.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Oh, wow! This is gorgeous! Love the embellishing.

Jennie said...

Oh so pretty Kay! Love that damask image and nice design :o)

Betty Neville said...

This is a lovely wedding card Kay!

Rhonda said...

How gorgeous, Kay I love the design and all the details...

Hugs Rhonda

Lyngo said...

So pretty Kay , and a great interpretation of the challenge.

Diana Queen said...

Kay... totally lovely card! I just love your style! ;D Diana Q

Luv 2 Create said...

Kay, I love this card. Very elegantly done. Love the damask. Very reagal looking.
Marcie

Sandy said...

So pretty! I didn't realize I was going to like the pink and brown combination too much for cards until this bog hop. I am definitely going to be using it this week! Great inspiration! Thank you for sharing.