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5.18.2010

Inspired By Oveja Negra



Hey there! Recently, I've been an avid shoppe of Etsy, like many others. I found Oveja Negra's Etsy shop and really liked her handmade sweaters. I'm a huge sweater fan during all times of the year. I really like dressing in layers and sweaters are an easy way to finish the layering off. I have two more of Rosario's sweaters here and here and they are all made very well and are very striking.

This zig zag sweater was so striking to me and just popped so I had to have it! After waiting a few short weeks for Rosario to make it, I was really happy to receive it and wore it the next day. It's still perfect to wear here in DC on rainy cool days like yesterday.

So, I decided to make a card inspired by one of my sweaters by Oveja Negra. I chose the color combination and the zig zag design as the focal point of my card. Inspired by this design too? I'd love to see what you make. Just link your project in the comments section to this post!

Thanks for your visit. Have a great day!

Instructions
  1. Trim soft stone cardstock and stamp zig zag background in red ink.
  2. Adhere doily halves at the the top and bottom.
  3. Add gray ribbon to the center and overlay red ribbon.
  4. Die cut label and stamp border in smokey shadow ink.
  5. Ink the label and focal point with pumice stone distress ink.
  6. Pop label off focal point and add flowers.
  7. Adhere focal point on smokey shadow cardstock.
  8. Mat on card base (4.25" x 5")
Tips & Tricks
  • Think outside of the box when working with Spellbinders die templates. Here, I rotated the Labels One die template and it looks like a totally different die template.
Supplies

Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - blessed by you, off beat backgrounds, very vintage labels no. 1
Ink :: PTI - pure poppy, smokey shadow; Ranger - pumice stone
Cardstock :: PTI - soft stone, smokey shadow
Embellishments :: Prima - flowers; KaiserCraft - pewter pearls; American Crafts - gray ribbon; PTI - pure poppy twill tape; Craft Supply - doilies
Tools :: Spellbinders - labels one nestabilities (S4-161 ), wizard

16 comments:

Ros said...

This is lovely - I really get a feel of that pretty jacket
great colours

BonnieRose said...

beautiful! Such fabby inspiration Ashley!

Smita said...

Gorgeous! Wonder how you can create inspired by a sweater :-) Lovely!!

Lin said...

Isn't this lovely? Such fun with the paper doilies! Great card from your inspiration!

Diane Jaquay said...

Simply FABULOUS (both the card and the sweater!!)

janeskeepsakes said...

I love this card. Very creative. It is very beautiful. I have to use this idea for upcoming retirement cards. Thank you for the great idea!!

Shawna said...

I love your card! It is very beautiful!

Tiffany Pastor said...

Ashley I love this! And I love the way you took an every day like inspiration and brought it into your crafting. I also have some fun red and white roses in my my pile of stuff, and now you have inspired me to bring them out and use them! Thanks so much! You are so lovely. (P.S. I am living in Colorado and also a big fan of sweaters all year around. Today is misty with no visability... so I can relate to your cool DC days, too!)

Helen F. said...

Your gorgeous card matches that gorgeous sweater ~ perfect inspiration, Ashley :o)

travelingmama said...

I absolutely LOVE that gorgeous sweater! I, of course, had to play along!
http://travelingmama.net/?p=5258
Hugs!!

Helen said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous sweaters too!!

Rosario said...

WOW!!! I'm so thrilled that you picked my cardigan as an inspiration!!! thank you!!! your card is absolutely lovely!!!

suzARTe said...

beautiful card,love how you have incorporated the doily (wrong spelling). I always enjoy the challenge of getting inspiration for my crafting from things around me.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Ashley! Great take on that inspiration photo!

Alice Wertz said...

really pretty and striking sweater! beautiful interpretation of your inspiration!

Jessica said...

This card is so pretty!! And I'm not surprised when I saw where the inspiration came from. Love the cardigan and might just have to buy one thanks to your promotion :)

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