Runway Inspired Challenge #34


It is time for another Runway Inspired Challenge! And joining us as a guest designer this month is….Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love!! I admire her style very much, and am so excited to see what she has created based on this gorgeous Inspiration photo:


I would wear that dress!!….except…I am neither tall nor skinny :/

But aside from that, this dress is absolutely elegant. I just love the way the floral design wraps around the dress. Given all that, I still had a hard time deciding on a design for my card. To cut the story short, I finally decided to make a black glitter flower as my focal point. Here is the card:

RIC 34

You could probably buy black glitter paper, but since I didn’t have any, I just made my own by adhering black glitter on black card stock, I used my Xyron machine for an even application of adhesive.

I punched out the petals using Stampi’Up! Blossoms punch, bent and shaped the petals by hand and arranged them around a large glue dot on a punched circle. For the flower center, I punched out a 3/8″ circle from silver paper and adhered some silver textured beads using a large glue dot.

I used the Memory Box Honey Blossom spring die for the floral design.

At first I had made a bigger flower using the larger petal punch, and since it wasn’t the intended size, I had to redo it with the smaller petal. However, I decided to make a card with the larger flower as well:

large flower

I am not a pro like Laura when it comes to large flower cards (she makes it look so easy!) but I tried my best. It is not clear in the photo, but the background was stamped in Versamark and colored with various light shades of shimmery chalk.

Once I made the smaller flower, this is the card I had first made:

silver floral

Here I used shimmery silver vellum for the floral die cuts. I was quite happy with it, except I wondered how it would look like with the floral in black. I think I like both versions, but the black one is definitely more striking and more fitting the inspiration photo. What do you think?

I hope you can join us this week. We have a $25 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson’s online store for the winner!

Please check out the rest of the design team for more inspiration:

Jen |  Laura | Nina | Pamela | Virginia | Wida

Thanks for stopping by!

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