Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gingerbread Trim

I adore the use of architectural scraps for interior decorating. I have a four paneled peeling green paint window...hanging on my wall in my living room. I love it for the simplicity, for the texture, for the balance it provides to the ugly cabinet that flanks the other wall, compliments of my husband.
There were some amazing repurposed for interior/exterior decorating household items at the creationdesign's shop. I chose this Gingerbread Trim Hanger for my inspiration for the Etsy Inspired Challenge and used the fabulous colors at Wplus9's Color Cue Challenge. I had in my mind to replicate the rays, woodgrain and vintage feel of the hanger.
Tip: For accurate placement of the scored rays, stamp the Practicing Creativity Design's Ray Guide from the You're Dandy Stamp Set on the back of your cardstock as an even guide for scoring.

Supplies Used: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific) Cool Caribbean (Stampin Up), Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea (Stampin Up) Stamp Sets: Woodgrain Silhouettes (Wplus9) You're Dandy (Practicing Creativity Designs) Sincere Salutations (Stampin Up) Ink: Versamark Pad and Marker (Tuskino) Creamy Brown Chalk (Colorbox) Night of Navy and So Saffron Pigment (Stampin Up) Embellishments: Button (Stampin Up) Linen Thread (Stampin Up) Tools: Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

24 comments:

  1. Oh that's a beauty Karen! Love it!

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  2. This is awesome Karen. Great tip for the dandy set. I love your woodgrain feel, scored lines and twine! Beautifully done....like all the rest of them.

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  3. So pretty! Love the colors, your rays are perfect & great choice for your inspiration! :)
    Thank you so much for your incredibly sweet & uplifting comments! The other day when I saw Natalie (scrap doctor) featuring your card I was thrilled for you- and even more excited when I saw that you'd won a couple of giveaways!! I'm always so in awe of your creativity & ability to think outside of the box!!! Thanks for sharing all that awesome talent with me (er, all of us!)!!

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  4. This looks really fab! It has this nice beachy feel to it...(I'm bias to this shade of blue..;)

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  5. LOVE your card! Great texture, twine, and colors!

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  6. Beautiful - you absolutely nailed it - the style, textures - Love it!!
    I need to find a big piece of architectural 'something' to hang over my fireplace. I saw an old peeling barn vent a few months back but it cost a fortune - like your window idea!

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  7. This is FABulous Karen. I love old finds like this and you've captured it flawlessly! Love the scoring and the rustic/beachy feel.

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  8. How fabulously unique, Karen!! I can see the beauty in your inspiration piece and you've definitely interpreted it into a card, fantastically! Thanks for the great tip on scoring rays.....I have that set and will have to put it to use!! :>

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  9. I love how you make the back side of the card look all aged and distressed way to go for the Color Cue challenge too.. you are rocking the cards gf.. hv a great day! xo

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  10. Gorgeous, Karen, and so true to the challenge!! A great color combination and some fabby stamps! I've officially decided I NEED that Practicing Creativity stamp set, lol.

    BTW, wou're my card-makin' idol ...

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  11. I super love this card! I don't know how you interpret the themes so well!

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  12. What a cool card, Karen. I love seeing where you get your inspiration too. You really nailed the color all the way down to the distressing. Love your card!

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  13. Wow! Love how you've tied in that inspiration with this card. The scoring is an awesome touch!

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  14. What a super card!!! Excellent take on the inspiration!!

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  15. This is so beautiful! Love the colors and how you created the wood grain look to match your inspiration piece!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

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  16. Oh, NO YOU DIDN'T! {Wait, YOU DID!;o)} What FANTASTIC inspiration and super output!!! This card is so clever and wonderfully inspired! I'm SO thrilled that you joined Dawn's Color Cue and that your have shared your magnificent talent and inspiration with us! Yee HAW!

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  17. Thank you Karen :) I hope you get a chance to play along this week!!!

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  18. Great card! You used the color combo so well. And love the tip for making the scored rays... Very helpful! :)

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  19. I think you captured the vintage feel perfectly in this card! Love the way you scored and aged the woodgrain---looks INCREDIBLE!!!! And I really like the label shape of the card!!!!

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  20. seriously awesome take on both challenges, karen! the scoring is genius and the colors are perfect!

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  21. Beautiful card! The texture is amazing!

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  22. love the textures on your card! beautiful!

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