Saturday, 7 February 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #77 - Jenny Packham..........two cards and TIME OUT #24

There's a great challenge over at Runway Inspired Challenge.    There's also a new challenge at TIME OUT  which is to CASE the lovely card made by my good blog friend Kylie of Kylie is Addicted to Stamps & More.  Below are the two inspiration photos:

                                         KYLIE'S CASE CARD

I thought the colours and style of this dress were lovely so I set about making my card.

I know what was in my head (normally not much!!! lol) but it didn't translate very well IRL.  I started off by die cutting my Die-namics Sun Ray die in blue cardstock and backed it with a piece of grey card which I'd embossed using Craft Concepts Stained Glass e/f.  I cut the two chevron strips (Die-namics Chevron Stripes) and then die cut three Memory Box Hibiscus Flowers.  The sentiment is Stampin Up Apothecary Art and I stamped it around the sun ray die.  Here is the card put together:

As I said, I don't think it translated to completed card at all well.  I thought I'd have another go today and I was much more pleased with the outcome.  This is the card that fits in with the TIME OUT challenge.  Here it is:

I started off by taking a copy of the photo of the dress into CraftArtist and cropping it so I could make it into a background.  I then printed it off so I could use it as a base layer of my card.  I then stamped Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers onto a die cut tag (Sue Wilson's Pierced Tags) and coloured in using my Chameleon pens and added some Wink of Stella Clear on top of the flowers.  I sponged around the edges of the tag with SU Baja Breeze.  I die cut a smaller tag and stamped a greeting from Clearly Besotted Say it in Style set and again sponged the edges.  I used the Die-namics Chevron Stripes again across the centre of the card but this time layed the smaller one on top of the larger.  I added some flowers from my stash, the leaves are Britannia Dies Leaf Flourish and the photo corners are an EK Success punch.

As I say I was much more pleased with this card.  Pop on over to the RIC blog and have a look at the lovely DT cards.  There's a great prize for the winner!  Don't forget to go over to the TIME OUT challenge blog to see all the great inspiration from the DT.

Have a great weekend.

Happy crafting.


  1. I love both the cards. Great colours to use and using the pic for the background was a great idea.

  2. Love your inspirational colours Karen two great cards...


  3. Both beautiful card, Karen and how clever to print out the bg paper for the 2nd card!!! Love your bright yellow chevrons and the die cut sun rays stamped with the sentiment!!! The die cut and stamped flowers are beautiful!! Two lovely cards, Karen!!
    Have a great Sunday evening!!!

  4. These are both so pretty, Karen ... you captured the combination of the colours and style beautifully! Anita :)

  5. Love the inspiration photo Karen and your 2nd card really captured the spitit of it! I love the first card as well.
    Val x

  6. Hi Karen this is a gorgeous card and you have just got it right with the dress design well done. xx

    debs xxx

    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  7. These cards are both amazing for the RIC, Karendipity, but I do have to agree with you about the second one! It is a winner IMHO as a take on the photo!! Hugs, Dippy xxoo

  8. These are gorgeous cards, Karen! Love those rays, and the lovely flowers on the second card! Thanks for joining us at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

  9. Gorgeous cards Karen and an amazing take on Kylie's card.
    Love your choice of sunny colours and thanks for playing along at Timeout.
    Sarah (GD)

  10. these are both so amazing and so very creative. I love all the detail and texture, so inspired by Kylie's gorgeous card. Great to see you at TIME OUT

  11. Popped back to say thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out, Karen! Anita :)

  12. Both cards are awesome, but the use of the actual inspiration photo adds such a unique dimension to your second card! Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge ;-)

  13. They are both looking good, but you're right the second is one where all the elements work together so beautiful! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  14. Two beautiful Spring coloured cards. Thanks so much for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x


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