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Thanks Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#74


ric74 thanks

The current Runway Inspired Challenge – ric#74, is based on this inspiration look from the Escada Spring 2015 collection:

ric74 Escada

I was inspired by the variegated color, and by the different angles of the print on the bottom of the dress.

To make the variegated color on my card, I masked off the bottom of the card, then used my Ink Blending Tool to apply Distress Inks through a stencil. First, with Squeezed Lemonade, then twice with Spiced Marmalade. Between ink applications, I rotated the stencil. When I was done with the stencil, I applied a very light coat of Spiced Marmalade over most of the stenciled area. I added thin strips of Pumpkin Pie cardstock as a border along the bottom of my pattern, inspired by the skinny belt. The jewel is a nod to a fancy purse clasp.

Here is the Heidi Swapp stencil I used:

heidi swapp floral stencil

I really love the Runway Inspired Challenges – they make me think.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy New Year’s Eve!

Supplies: Paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, die – Taylored Expressions. stencil – Heidi Swapp, jewel – EK Success Swarovski Elements.


8 thoughts on “Thanks Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#74

  1. Oooh, I’ve been wanting to participate in this challenge and I just love your take on it! So very cool!

  2. Such a gorgeous background. Love it. Great card. Thanks for playing along RIC!

  3. I really like this card. Would you set it aside for me?

  4. Wow!! This is amazing!! I love your innovative use of the stencil to represent the variegation in the inspiration color! Stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge – we’re so glad you did!!