Friday, October 17, 2008

Sinceramente Gracias

We are down to the home stretch for Theresa's Designer Handbag Inspiration Challenge. This is week 11 of 12. This week's bag is the Kate Spade Oaxaca Reyna Raffia Tote.

I barely started this card at 6 PM this evening! I volunteered at my son's school most of the day. Talk about cutting it close! I liked textured cardstock, so I choose to stamp and emboss my images on textured Tangerine Tango. I only had one bird, but I wanted a mirror image. I stamped the bird onto my Pivot Palette and then placed the cardstock on top. I used a brayer to transfer the mirror image to my cardstock. Everything was embossed with clear embossing powder. I also just rubbed VersaMark onto cardstock and embossed a large area. I cut some of the vines out by hand and some of the leaves instead of only using the small leaf stamp in the Vive con Proposito set.

The hardest part of this card was figuring out how to get the woven raffia look. I tried to find digital scrapping sources for this, but I couldn't. I got the bright idea to use the image from the Nordstrom website. They always show the back side of their products. Yes! They had the back of this handbag. I saved the image to my computer and then enlarged it and printed it out on cardstock. I like how it came out.

The voting will start tomorrow morning and go through Sunday evening on Theresa's blog. Thanks for looking!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: bird (Inkadinkado - bought in a large pack of stamps from Costco), Vive con Proposito, Tarjetas Con Bordes Festoneados
Paper: Textured and regular Tangerine Tango, I downloaded the back picture of the handbag and enlarged it and printed it out on cream colored cardstock
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Clear embossing powder, Pivot Palette (Alextamping), Tombo glue, dimensionals, silver mini beads (Michael's)


Catherine said...

WOW! absolutely stunning!

Ann said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Such a beautiful recreation of the bag! :D

Sankari W. said...

WOW! You created the background!!! Your card is just gorgeous and I just voted for yoU!!!! Beautiful beautiful beautiful Anthonette! as always!!!
Can't wait to see what you create for the last week!! It has been so much fun to see your creations!
Best wishes :)
Sankari :)

Rose Ann said...

Perfect card for your inspiration piece!! Very beautiful!!

Two Happy Stampers said...

You are so clever with the background! Amazing! I voted for your card! You did a great job!

Angie Tieman said...

You are sooo amazingly clever! Copying that background! Wow! Love it! The mirror image bird turned out fabulous too!

Anonymous said...

Anthonette you totally ROCK these handbag challenges!!!I am loving this one too...... amazing!
Keesh x

Erum Tasneem said...

the colours!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!