Friday, January 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge January Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop! Every month one of our challenges will be reserved for an end of the month blog hop! You should have started here: http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/


Today's hop is inspired by a roll of our creative die: Card/Fashion/Bling

And here is my fashion inspiration:

I had all sorts of ideas swirling through my head on how to do the ruffles and experimented quite a bit with scrap paper. I finally just cut my favorite green patterned paper (jillibean soup) into a strip and then used a border punch to give a more ruffled feel. I added them to the card base at an angle and overlapped them to get the same feel as the photo. Then I bent the ruffles up to give it some demension.

I added cream at the top (that is the color I would wear with this...lol), but it needed some sort of separation, so I added a grey "belt". The buckle is a chipboard one I had that I heat embossed with silver. My bling is pretty obvious. I love my I-Rock! So easy and fast to use! Some faux stitching and a quick sentiment finish it out.

Supplies in addition to my kit:

I-Rock crystals, Fiskars Border Punch, chipboard buckle, embossing powder, CTMH sentiment stamp

Thanks for hopping along with us today! I hope you will be a part of the hop next time!

(Pssst....are you still reading?  Good!  We have some great things planned for February!  You will meet our Guest Designer...see a great new kit to copy and perhaps have a chance to win a prize!  Make sure you are a follower so you don't miss out on ANYTHING!)

22 comments:

Glinda said...

Wow...Great card. You did a awesome job making the ruffles. I will have to lift this card sometime. Thanks for sharing.

Jimjams said...

Bethany a great finale to the blog hop - what a funky card> I've had a blast and am counting the hours to the February reveal :D

Margie said...

Gorgeous card! And your fashion inspiration is the best!!LOVE, Love, love!!

robindefender said...

I LOVE your layered ruffles!!! They look gorgeous, and the card as a whole looks fab, too. Can't wait to see what y'all have up your sleeve next month (and hopefully do a better job of playing along!)

S said...

Cute card, I might be scraplifting this one.

Sherri Thompson said...

I love the way you staggered the borders on the bottom of the card-so creative! Just an all-over beautiful card. thanks so much for sharing and for organizing the hop!

Sian said...

I LOVE those ruffles! I can't wait for the month's kit to be announced - I've had a lot of fun in January and now we get to do it all over again!

Judy said...

What a fun card! I'm totally stealing this idea! Can't wait until next month's inspiration!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Your card is adorable! I love how you used the ruffles from the inspiration photo and added a little belt with buckle! This blog hop has been a blast, and I can't wait for next month!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the layer look! just think on layout behind all those photos and embellishment mmm great way to try out on it. thanks for inspirations.

angie said...

super cute way to put ruffles on your card!! very clever:)

onescraphappymomma said...

Cute card! Great finale to the hop!

Seane Evan-Smith said...

Wow. I was totally expecting satin pink posies, lol. Just shows how people can see the same thing in different ways, and your take is eyecatching! Maybe another challenge could be to see the same inspiration.

lydiaink said...

Wow! Love your take on your inspiration photo! I'm lifting this one, for sure!!

wendy said...

I love this card! I will definitely scrap lift this one. Thanks for sharing!

A Creative Operation said...

The ruffles are awesome and I really love the paper you chose!

Kim Strother said...

Hi Bethany- I love the ruffles. It was what spoke to me the most. But as you know I gave my kit away for the RAK. I can't wait for next month so I can use my kit to create!

Debbie said...

really great card! Loved all the layering inspiration. And I heart my iRock too ! Can't wait for next month to play along again.

CoventryAnn said...

Gorgeous card, looking forward to joining in next month :)

Mary said...

That's a fun idea I love you how you took your inspiration from the layering

Lisa said...

great ruffles and I am in love with the original inspiration!

patti west said...

Love the card you created from your inspiration piece!!! The embossed buckle -- brilliant! I'd totally wear something with green/cream ruffles like that. LOL! ;) p.s. I just found your Counterfeit challenge blog and I LOVE your concept!!! So fun! ~patti