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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge & Lil' Inker Designs!

Hi there! How are you today?

I feel like I haven't posted in bit so I'm very excited to be able to share something with you for today!

Lil' Inker Designs is sponsoring this week's Runway Inspired Challenge, #22 !!

This has got to be one of the coolest challenges going right now! I love that our inspiration comes straight from the fashion catwalk! Have a look at this week's inspiration photo...
I think it's pretty cool to be able to combine my love of clothing with my passion for card making!!
I drew inspiration from the color of the clothing this week as well as the graphic print of the blouse and even a tiny touch of bling from the buttons on the jacket. 
Here is the project I made based on this week's photo....
I started by making an A2 card base from kraft card stock and I die cut the stitched border using our NEW Stitched Mats-Rectangles Dies. (The Stitched Mats Dies are currently sold out BUT I will be receiving my restock THIS SATURDAY, Yahoo!).
I then made a panel from cream card stock and layered it with strips of chevron patterned paper diagonally. I matted this layer with red card stock and then I got to some embellishing!!
Here I used the Jingle Joy set from Lil' Inker Designs which includes those J and Y dies as well as that CUTE jingle bell die to spell the word "JOY" that set! I tied off my focal panel with red ribbon and added a snowflake, red button tied with twine and silver pearl in its center.
I can't tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down to make this card!!! I found the photo to be an EXCELLENT jumping off point!
I would like to thank Jen Rzasa for having Lil' Inker Designs this week as the challenge sponsor and I would like to thank the Runway Inspired Challenge Designers for their creativity! Make sure you stop by and visit them to see what they've created based on this week's photo and using some goodies from Lil' Inker Designs. Say an extra hello to our very own Sarah Jay who's doing double duty this week as a member of BOTH design teams :)
Of course since Lil' Inker is sponsoring this week's Runway Inspired Challenge there is a sa-weet prize for the winner of this week's challenge. So be sure to head on over to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog to read up on the details and how you can be entered to WIN!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay TUNED! Our designers are already gearing up for a brand new group of goodies and a new release hop coming in mid November!
Enjoy the challenge this week!


  1. Fabulous card Laura - love the way you have the chevrons on the angle. I am loving that Lil' Inker Jingle Joy set too - you are such an enabler! I must have that now :)

  2. Woohoo! Love the gorgeous Lil Inker goodies...the Joy and snowflake are an awesome compliment to the beautiful Chevron stripes.

  3. Funky Modern Christmas Card!!! That is really cool!!! You put the Merry in Christmas!!! How Fun!!!

  4. You nailed it on this challenge, Laura!!! LOVE it!!

  5. Love it! The chevron stripes are super cute.

  6. This is super adorable!! Every element is perfect! Love it!!
    I forgot that I really want, no need!, the jolly die set until after you'd already packed my just know that I'll be needing that next time ;o)

  7. Laura, I love the diagonally placed chevrons in white and trendy! And of course I love the die cuts ;) SOOO so so happy to have you as our sponsor for this challenge! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

  8. This is adorable! I love how you used a bell to replace the o in joy! So glad you joined us at the runway challenge! Thank you so much for sponsoring and giving us all some super fun products to play with!