Saturday, April 3, 2010

Can you say...OVER the TOP Thank You?  LOL!  Today's SCS Inspiration Challenge(IC226) is William Chamber's hats.    Here is the hat that I chose for my inspiration! 
Some  of the hats were more calm than others, but let's just say...some had the feathers flying! This card ended up being way bolder than I intended.  Truth be told,  the card just took on a life all its own during construction.  It is WAY too big for an envy.  May need to hand deliver this one or wrap it! Hee!

This card is also for today's C4Challenges(C4C31)!  We are to use kraft cardstock as our card base.  Heavily sponged mine, of course! 

For my card I am using the Spellbinder's Dahlia die cut.  I cut it out three times and embossed with kaleidescope embossing powder.  I love the patina of this embossing powder on the black.  I crushed a bit and layered with gold paper flowers which I thought were reminiscent of the warm tones in the photo.  I added a piece of ribbon that was black and white to look like the tiny feathers.  I added a layered spellbinders doodle and sentiment.  I finished with a few gold pearls.  Two of the background panels are embossed.  All panels are heavily sponged with PTI spring moss, Ranger scattered straw and some light touches of crushed cordoroy.  I did add a MS border punch at the bottom to mimic the points of the dotted background and dahlia die cut points. 

PTI Dahlia Flower(sentiment)
PTI kraft, true black, spring moss, Flourishes classic white
Ranger Scattered Straw, Brushed Cordoroy, PTI spring moss, ripe avocado, Momento Tuxedo black
Spellbinders dahlia flower and doodles, cb ef, MS border punch, assort paper flowers, sponges, glue dots, foam tape, foam circles, kaleidescope ep, versamark, SU templatz, gold pearls, Sizzix lots of tags


  1. What a pretty card Betty! I love your hat! It looks very elegant:)

  2. Fabulous inspired card Betty!!! You totally rocked the hat!!! Love this color striking!!!

    Happy Easter GF...have fun with your family!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. Betty, this is GORGEOUS!!! Fantastic take on the inspiration piece and I'm so glad you played along with C4C!

  4. OH WOWWWW, check out that big flower. Gorgeous!

  5. Wow!! this is FABULOUS, Betty!! I love your inspiration and how you took it! Beautiful flower piece!!

  6. This is beautiful Betty! LOVE the flower, SO pretty!

  7. bold, bright. dramatic and STYLIN'

  8. Betty WOW!! this is gorgeous!! I love everything about it, the flower is beautiful, and I love the colors! `hugs Renee

  9. Yes a little OTT, but BIG and GORGEOUS, love the use of the dahlia with black, very striking!

  10. Beautiful card Betty, love the colorcombo and all the wonderful details. Happy easter! Hugs Silke

  11. Love your card! The flower is so bold but beautiful. The hat I would never wear! Your card will be enjoyed by whomever you give it too.

  12. Betty this is gorgeous! I love the flower and what you did with the Shapeability. Thank you for the wonderful comments you left on my blog!

  13. !!! This is stunning Betty!!! Your flower is amazing and the whole design is perfectly beautiful!

  14. Betty this is lovely and the LOTUS template is wonderful here.. I love it too.. but have never given it the glitter treatment... you really treated it like royalty ... love it... and it is so much like the hat you chose... love it...

    PUNCH... it is a Martha Stewart Punch... of course... and it is called the Deep vine punch.. and I love it too... it is another WOW punch... had to have it... along with all the other ones... I am full blown addicted... to punches that is... and paper...

  15. Gorgeous flower, Betty! Lovely card!

  16. Oh my GOODNESS girl!! This card has some serious WOW factor!!
    I've got a little something waiting for you on my blog :)
    Check it out!


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