Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Skipping Stones Inspiration Challenge

I'm excited to be playing along with today's Skipping Stones Design inspiration challenge!  All of the SSD designers are featuring the newest SSD set, Darling Damask. 

You should have arrived here from the fabulous blog belonging to my talented friend, Wendy Price!  If you're lost, scroll down to the bottom of this post where you'll find the entire list of today's designers.

Today's inspiration comes from a lovely photo of a beautiful bridesmaid in soft, elegant gray with a bouquet of amazing yellow roses.  My eye was drawn to the shape of her neckline and that bold splash of color.  

I followed Beate's tutorial to make a trifold pocket card.  The gray card stock is stamped in black with the swirling leaf pattern from Darling Damask, and the edges are trimmed in lace.  I used Spellbinders dies to make a yellow rose with a gray pearl center, framed with a gray silk bow and silver-corded sentiment tag.  

I am really pleased with the way this card turned out!  I love how the lines of the card echo the lines of the dress, with the lace leading the eyes to the feminine flower and greeting.  Hopefully it isn't hard for you to see where the idea originated!

Here are the rest of today's participants...enjoy the hop!

Karen Baker
Stephanie Mino
Jo Ann Valderama
Laurel Seabrook
Pamela Young
Cyndi Bundy
Wendy Price
Deb Felts
Katie Gehring
Wendy Jordan


  1. Deb, seriously? This is amazing!!! Gorgeous card!

  2. Deb, this is gorgeous!!!! Love how you used the background stamps, and the bit of lace and the pop of that yellow flower. LOVE all of it!

  3. Wow. The embossing on the black is stunning. And the gray lace border . . . just beautiful. I really love this design.

  4. I love how you made your card look like a tuxedo! The flower makes it all come together perfectly! :)

  5. Beautiful Deb!!!! This card is amazing!!

  6. Lovely fold on your card! Love the black stamping on black :)

  7. The unique card design is terrific! :)

  8. Wow, this is stunning!!!!! I love where the inspiration photo took you! It is so elegant. And I love your yellow flower against the gray.

  9. Really creative, beautifully done!!!

  10. Really lovely! Love the unique shape of the card along with all the pretty details!

  11. Gorgeous card, the design echos the inspiration pic perfectly : )

  12. Okay - I just fell in love! This is so unique! I love how you made the card look like the dress! So very clever! Wow!
    Karen C