Saturday, June 28, 2014

Just Us Girls #247 - Photo Inspiration

This week's Just Us Girls challenge is a photo inspiration challenge hosted by Marisa.  Here is how I was inspired.

Isn't this a great picture, so many elements and a beautiful color pallet to inspire!  Several challenges ago, Vicki, introduced me to a technique called Die Cut Inlay......which I love.  I have used that technique on my card using a die from PTI called Rainbow Stripes and gray & white cardstock.   I, also, used it with the "Hi" on the focal image using letters from the Memory Box Urban Alphabet dies.  The flowers are from the Gina K. Designs set Lots of Letters 2.  I discovered that the largest flower die from the Verve Petals & Wings set fits the flower stamp on the GKD Lots of Letters 2 set perfectly.  I used it to cut the flowers for this card. Don't you love it when you can mix your sets together!  I used a Simon Says Medium Dots stencil with GKD Ocean Mist ink on the white Spellbinders Labels Sixteen piece and sponged the edges.  It is not showing up very well in the picture.  I, also, added a Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish and some black and white gingham ribbon. 

GKD Lots of Letters 2
PTI Rainbow Stripes die
Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish die
Spellbinders Labels Sixteen dies
Memory Box Urban Alphabet Upper and Lower Case Dies
Verve Petals & Wings die
GKD Black & White Gingham Ribbon
Simon Says Medium Dot Stencil

Please visit the Just Us Girls page to see the beautiful creations the rest of the team and our GD, Shirley-Bee, have come up with this week.  I hope you will be inspired to create something beautiful.  We would love to see it!


  1. Absolutely fabulous! Love the way the flowers are such a match to the cover!

  2. Stunning card -- you and Marisa came really close :) {Did you call her? :)] -- Love those big ole centers on your flowers~

  3. Love that inlay background and sentiment! You captured the inspiration piece perfectly. Great design with those bold flowers.

  4. Wow this is so fabulous. I love the colors and the flowers and everything about your card.

  5. So pretty! I thought those flowers were PTI...they look just like the ones I used! And I was thinking of using that rainbow die too but changed my mind! Love how you inlaid the stripes and letters!

  6. Beautiful Sharyn! Love that color combo.

  7. I already told you I loved your I sure hope you feel better quickly!!! HUGS!

  8. Absolutely Gorgeous! Love the technique and the colors in the photo--you totally captured them! It's a beauty!

  9. Love your interpretation of the inspiration- the inlaid die cuts are a nice detail!

  10. What an awesome color combo - and you have used it perfectly. Great use of that stamp set, I will remember this. And, as always, your bow is GORGEOUS! I love your bows. Hope you will be feeling better, it's awful to be sick in the summer. Good thoughts going your way honey!!

  11. Thud, swoon! I love this card! Everything about it is marvelous and I am so jealous of your talent, my friend.


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