Friday, August 9, 2013

CiSC #4 - Lift the Person Before You

This is a mid-challenge post for Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge #4 - Lift the Person Before You.

Kathy's Directions:  Go to the blog of the person before you and find a crafty project that inspires you. "Lift" the design, elements, theme, sketch, etc. In your post tell us who and what you "lifted" (if you can post the project or/and link to the project"

My person to lift on our design team is Dee Pritschet. 

What is the same:
Her easel card had a fun fold and an image and sentiment I'd been wanting to use.
I also used the pre-colored images like Dee did.

What is different:
I changed the fold to a cascading card,
fussy cut the images instead of keeping it intact,
flipped the main image horizontally for more flowers,
and used a different color scheme.

Here is Dee's fun card that I lifted:

My color scheme came fro the pre-colored images which I thought matched the Sarita double-sided paper.

You can see the folds better from the side view and the top view.

The flowers and dragonfly were adhered in such a way that a small part overlapped the sections of the two pieces so that it wouldn't slide apart. I added an extra border on top of the last section and a mat on back to sign or write a brief message.

You can  find the tutorial directions I used on this blog below:

If you haven't joined this fun challenge yet, I hope you'll be inspired to check out a person ahead of you and make a card that is the same and that differs in some ways. We'd love to see how this inspires you! 
Any type of crafty project is allowed as long as it meets the theme.
Dates: Aug 2 (10 am) – Aug 15 (11 pm) Central Time

Prize: $10 gift code to Clearly Digi Stamps for digital stamps. If you use a CDS stamp they will be entered into the drawing twice.
There will also be a Top 3 award!
5" x 6" Cascading Card Recipe:
Image and Sentiment - CDS Little Miracles color images and outline dragonfly
Copic Markers - (outline dragonfly) B000, BG13, BG72
Papers - CTMH double-sided Sarita paper pack, Goldrush, Sweet Leaf and wildberry cardstock
Accessories - CTMH Pansy Purple daisy, Crème Brulee flower, Goldrush buttons, Brown Bag waxy flax, Outdoor Denim ribbon
Tools - printer, Photoshop (to flip image horizontally); CTMH Cricut Artiste for border; Spellbinders leaves and Nestabilities Lattice Rectangle
Technique - Cascading card, fussy cutting
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Cards Galore - August Bingo - Flowers, Die cuts, Summer (the only time dragonflies are out in Missouri)
Crafty Ribbons #56 - Anything Goes with ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #281  - Die-ing to punch
Flutterby Wednesday #247 - Any winged creature
Ladybug Crafts - Something floral
Really Reasonable Ribbon #77 - Things with Wings
Southern Girls Challenge - Things beginning with "f" (flowers)
Word Art Wednesday #92 - anything goes with Scripture or encouraging words


Hillary Harris said...

Oh my word Vickie this is stunning! What a fun card! I just love that Sarita paper too! Going to get me some soon :-)

Karen Letchworth said...

Just gorgeous, Vickie. Your art is amazing and your blog post is very encouraging (as your usually are)! I'm always so blessed by your creations and SO grateful to have you share your art with us. Have a blessed week and may God bless you - as you have blessed us!
Word Art Wednesday

Danni said...

Amazing card!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

You really know how to flip and fussy cut. Great card.
We really appreciate your participation. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful art with us.
Psalm 23 Blessings, Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

deesdesigns said...

Wow Vickie, you really made me look good! I've always wanted to try this fold and you've created a masterpiece with it. This is just beautiful!!!

Crafty Kitten said...

What a stunning looking card. Thanks for joining in with our Anything goes with Ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Helen said...

This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Dutch Dare Challenges

Hugs Helen xx

Carolyn Cochran said...

Very pretty layout-good balance and love the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge! Carolyn, DT

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow totally awesome. Just love this great fold!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Stephanie said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job with this fold. I really like the sentiment across the front as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Heather said...

Cool card! Love the dragonflies!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Kara Curry said...

What a really pretty card .... I love the pattern in the decorating ribbon you have used that is really gorgeous ... very cute image too! Thank you for joining us over at ribbon wholesale CHALLENGE.