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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Moxie Fab Inspiration from Stamp It! Cards

I've been trying to track down one of the people that I work with in Colorado for about 3 weeks now. I knew he was out of the country and then I knew he got back home, so I waited a little bit before I started nagging again. Then, today, I got an email and phone call from him, in response to one I sent him yesterday.

"Tina, I'm in X, Maryland. How far is it from your office?"

Uh, like 30 minutes. (pause) You wanna stop by before you fly home?

"Yeah, I don't have anything to do until 2 PM, so I was going to take a cab to your headquarters, if you have some time."

Ok, sure. See you in a few. I look down at my flip flops and toe nails painted with green nail polish while we disconnected. Uh oh. Ok, well, I wasn't really dressed appropriately to have to meet anyone important, but I figured that he'd excuse the informality since we've been working together for a while. So, anyway, he stopped by the office as scheduled and we chatted in the conference room for 2 hours (!). There was much to catch him up on since he missed out on the Annual Meeting in Omaha earlier this month.

Janice the spin instructor caught me zoning out this evening in class. "Tina! Are you working hard?!" Uh, no. Okokok. I'll turn up the resistance and go faster. Gotta get my head in the game.

Here's my take on this week's Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World. The challenge was to get inspiration from a card featured in a recent issue of Stamp It! Cards. I wanted to incorporate the lace, flowers, and starburst found in the Trigger photo into my own card. The starbursts ended up on the vase that I cut out. The flowers sticking out of the vase were stickers that I got for my birthday this year, and I added the die cut one on the bottom for balance. To ground the vase so that it didn't look like it was floating in space, I used a blender marker to transfer some brown ink to the cardstock. I put the lace behind the flowers for a subtle touch. Now that I look at two pictures side-by-side, I don't think I stuck to the Trigger photo as much as I usually do...
Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan, Blackbird. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.
Stamps: Inkadinkado- Round Frames, Fiskars- Winter Wonderland
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Die: Sizzix- Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals
Sticker: Sandylion- Heart Flowers
White Gel Pen: Inkssentials

6 comments :

bosenberries said...

Love your take on the trigger!
Robin

Traveling Mama said...

This is adorable!! I love the starburst pattern on the vase and the sweet flowers- so cute! Hugs from Copenhagen!

Sarah said...

Great colors. And I really dig the way you used the doily behind the flowers -- it really adds something special.

Cath said...
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Cath said...

Hey Tina! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I really like the way your card turned out for the challenge!! THe colors are SO FUN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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