Monday, September 23, 2013

Pinterest Inspired Card

This week at My Craft Spot, we are having a Pinterest-inspired challenge.  I have to admit that I certainly found this a challenge and tried a few different things before settling on my card.  I'm still not entirely sure what I think of it - but learned the hard way that our cat LOVED the raffia!!  Yesterday, I woke to find the card on the floor and the raffia completely chewed up...  Oh dear!

Here's the Pinterest photo to inspire you:

And here's my creation (before Electra got hold of it!):

I used a variety of Stampin' Up papers for the coloured background and I used an EK Success punch for the border.  The ivory base is handmade paper (although not made by me).  I also used some mulberry paper for the jar, which was cut from the NEW My Craft Spot Jar Basics metal dies and stamped with one of the NEW My Craft Spot Jar Basics stamps.  I also used a bit of white ink on the jar to distress it a bit.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Happy Thanksgiving stamp set and I added a bit of extra detail with a flourish from My Craft Spot's Tickets stamp set, to which I added a tiny pearl.  I then finished everything off with three more pearls and some raffia.  

Here is a close-up of the sentiment, which was stamped with Tim Holtz Pumice Stone distress ink.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to check out the rest of the design team creations - and to add your own Pinterest-inspired project for a chance to win this week's prize!  


snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous, love how you have tied the raffia around the bottle.
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Jayne said...

Hi Kate,gorgeous card. Raffia is too much fun if you're a cat!! Lol.
Jayne x

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Audrey Frelx said...

Shame of Electra... lol!!! That's so funny! That raffia was just too irresistible for him; but they are so adorable when they do such things, how can you be mad... lol!!!

Unfortunately, it's too bad because your card was beautiful!!!

jessica said...

This is beautiful Kate!!! LOVE the colors and raffia!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!

Sherrie K. said...

So pretty Kate! Love the pretty papers and awesome jar die! I absolutely love that die! The raffia around the jar looks awesome to!
Have a great night!
Sherrie K

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW! This turned out wonderful Kate! So glad you were able to get a photo before Electra decided to get a hold of it! LOL :o)