Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HSAC1: Foyer




So one of this week's fun things over at the HANNA FORUM is the challenges going on during the anniversary celebration. Take a photo of something in your home and then design a card from that inspiration piece. I chose this iron scroll which we have in our foyer/staircase. It is a deep chocolate color and it backs up to the large wall which is painted a color called Peanut Shell. It looks caramel to me, and with the chocolate and the white, I decided to use those colors as the basis for my card. The image is from "for the soul" and the sentiment from Hanna's everyday sentiment set. I did both in close to cocoa ink on the caramel. The base card (caramel) is dry pressure embossed with the textile cuttlebug folder. Think that is still one of my favorites....that and swiss dots. I stamped the stained glass window and then colored it in with white gel pen and sakaura stardust (can you see it?). I thought this would be a nice card for a boy for confirmation or first communion. Something masculine, yet elegant. Although the ribbons are a big much for a boy, I like them. What do you think?

stamps: Hanna {For the soul, Everday Sentiments}
paper: creamy caramel, whisper white, chocolate chip
ink: close to cocoa
misc: ribbon (mayarts/starlitstudio), cuttlebug (textile/eclecticpaperie), white gel pen (SU!), sakura stardust






23 comments:

Newstampinaddict said...

Amazing, really. That is a tremendous card with the inspiration of the iron work... I love it!

Kathy H said...

Awesome card...I love it. I love the colors...

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

What a great piece to pick from your home! I think you did a great job on the card. I'd definitely give it to a boy!

Kim said...

This is perfect! That image does remind me of those iron art pieces.

Juliana said...

COOOOOL!
Very cool Foyer--and VERY COOL CARD!!!!

kjlowrey said...

beautiful card - very elegant!

CraftyCallie said...

I love the colors of the card. So natural and wonderful. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jacquie said...

WOW!!! I love the pic and the card!! How AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing!! I love it!

n8tvtexan said...

Wow, great inspiration. You card is amazing.

Sandra said...

beautiful - I love the use of the embossed paper - it really adds a lot to the cards - I need to get my Wizard out and start embossing

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful.

Jacqueline Tr├ęsBella said...

Love the new stamps! especially the window

Jacqueline

Sue D said...

I really like this card! Simple yet elegant. Can't wait to see the rest of this set--I like what I've seen so far.

Sue Strozyk said...

Ooo... very nice!!!

Stefani Riley said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the swiss dot ribbon.

Carri D said...

Oh Beth I love the scroll in your home. Love the colors too. Great card.

ahawk247 said...

beautiful! love the colors and nope ribbons are never too much ;)

This girl loves Stampin' said...

Love this! Great design idea. Thanks for sharing.

daiseyfreak said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie Dyck said...

Great card, I love your foyer too!

Shannon Roberts said...

OH MY Goodness !! You purty & perfect!

txbluiz said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Simply Jenn said...

What a creative idea, I will have to check out that challenge. You did a wonderful interpretation and made a beautiful card!

 

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