Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Inking a cuttlebug folder

This card was for the inspirational challenge at Stamp TV using Inking a Cuttlebug Folder technique. This reminds Gina of italian tile. She provided this picture for inspiration...


I loved this inspiration. Several years ago I had the opportunity to travel through Italy. This challenge brought back a beautiful memory of a place in Capri where we ate lunch. We sat outside but the "roof" was made of grapevines and the fireplace was gorgeous - it wasnt being used..but between looking out onto the Mediterranean and then that beautiful island scenery....well, loved this challenge...and here is my card!

 
wanted to keep the "mantel" simple and used "the black iron" I saw everywhere along with the elegant pottery! (we also toured some of the handmade potterys and watched the artisans create....couldnt afford any of it...but thoroughly enjoyed watching them!)

hope you have a great day,
hugs to you,

Details:
Stamp:  GKD's Lovely Shelf
Paper:  GKD's sand, black, cranberry
Ink: Memento Black and Adirondak Cranberry
Embellishment: CB folder, nestie, dimensionals
Technique: paper piecing

23 comments:

Patricia St Martin said...

I love the info on inking you cuddlebug folders thanks for sharing that. Love your card. and thanks for stopping by.

Vicki said...

Oh Linda, I loved Italy, too! Your card is beautiful! The CB background is perfect! Blessings to you!

Tertia said...

Your card is beautiful! Really reminds me of Italy. The whole inking of a Cuttlebug folder has fascinated me for a while, but I have never tried it. Maybe now is the tight time. :)

Domna said...

Great colors & cuttlebug folder using!

craftieodamae said...

Oh linda how gorgeous. So elegant looking.

Patti said...

Italy? I'm lucky to go to Spokane! It's only 60 miles away!LOL!Your card is a work of art!

Carrie said...

Linda what a lovely card and this challenge sounds like it brought up some wonderful memories for you, thanks for sharing.

JazzyH said...

Great use of the cuttlebug folder and the inspiration. Great card!

Annie said...

Linda, your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! I love everything that is inspired by Italy and this is gorgeous. How did you ink it to make it look this perfect? Did you ink the folder before running it through CB?

Kayla said...

Your cards are so unique.

Sara said...

Very nice!!!!

JustYolie said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Paper Addict said...

Love your card, what an awesome challenge..A glitter bee sister leaving you love and hugs,
Ronnie

Jennie said...

Love this Linda! I just think the CB background is perfect with Lovely Shelf! Beautiful design and picked this set for my win :o)

Lori said...

Beautiful card, Linda! What a wonderful trip that must have been, to see such pottery. Your take on the inspiration is perfect!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Linda. What a great trip that must have been. TFS

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh- this is so pretty! And, it sounds like your trip to Italy was wonderful!!! TFS

Micki Switzer said...

I bet Gina would be so proud!!! Beutiful shelf card. I met Gina today at her retail store in Wisconsin. It was really kind of strange to see her in real life and not on a computer...

Annmaree said...

What a neato Idea, I had never thought of inking folders before! Thanks for the tip-off I appreaciate it!!!

Helen Dooley said...

great card! I love the different vases. Italy must have been great.

Karli said...

Beautiful card :) I have this folder (I know, what a shocker right!) but I've never had ANYTHING come out this fab. I'm def going to see Gina K's tut. I've been interested in this technique for a while now. Thanks for the info :)

Anne said...

This is just stunning - so elegant

ArchivingAngel said...

Linda~ I just love this card.
It is modern, fresh, cute, cheerful, elegant & just an original.
TFS,
Sonia

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