Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Inspired by Feature Tuesday....


Do you know when you cruise through Google Reader and you spot cards/projects that you just totally know who designed it without looking at their blog...I love that...totally sings signature style.

I don't think that I have a signature style, although you all know how I love to combine colors and patterns, and have to stitch on everything.

Well, yesterday I came across THIS gorgeous card and loved it.  I totally knew it was an Audrey creation.

It inspired this card...


I had to do without scallops because I didn't have my old school fiskars template with me...

New things to me:

patterned paper base the same size as the cardstock base
I never do that and definitely love this look.

Check out all that twine action
You know that I love The Twinery but my use is pretty basic on cards...I love the double wrapping and the loopies under the bloom.  

Leaf-age
I love blooms but typically don't add a sprig or leaf...I like how the leaf adds a nice unexpected pop of color {see Sunday's post about whimsicality}

Thanks Audrey for all the inspiration that you give me....I truly appreciate your style!

All the paper is Echo Park Everyday Eclectic, the feltie bloom is Pebbles, the sentiment is vintage A Muse, green cardstock is from my May 2012 Studio Calico 35 mm kit and of course, The Twinery.

35 comments:

  1. love the card Amy and thanks for reminding me. I never do the pattern paper all the way to the edges any more either. Wonder why I stopped?

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  2. Hmmm..I wonder why I don't cut my patterned paper to the edges either...lovely inspiration as always, sweet Amy!

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  3. Oooh la la! Tres chic, girlie! Love the pop of black!
    Hugs!
    x

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  4. *sigh* I loveeeeeeeee this!! (And I was inspired by Audrey's card too!!) ... I love love love the colors and loving the twine action and flower!! And :( my sewing machine is broke :(:(:(:( -- the thread keeps getting sucked into the bobbin area and all caught up down there -- I am in mourning :(

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  5. What a fabulous CASE! Love all those gorgeous patterns!

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  6. This is so pretty! I love the pinks with the black!

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  7. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Love your color choices.

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  8. I too wish I had a style to call my own...sigh. I love how the twine is tied in a perfect bow behind the bloom, so subtle and sweet.

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  9. OMG - Where's ~amy~? Gorgeous, love the paper!

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  10. What a fabulous card, Amy, love your inspiration piece! Have a wonderful Tuesday.

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  11. Awww, what a sweet post! Thanks so much for the kind words, Amy! LOVE your card! You rocked the patterned papers. Love the combo you chose and love the pop of black for accent. The twine wrap and bow and the leaf add a perfect touch! :)

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  12. Amy I LOVE this card! Like you I feel like I need stitching on all of my cards. My poor Janome Sew Mini is on its last leg. Haha

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  13. wow this card is amazing..I love that patterned paper you used and the added flower is perfect...great card.

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  14. So pretty Amy! Love the "pop" of black!

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  15. What a gorgeous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  16. great combination of the patterned paper. love the pop of color.

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  17. Audrey gives some great inspiration doesn't she! Love your adorable card.

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  18. What a beautiful card--LOVE the patterns and how you've used black as an accent--FAB!

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  19. I loved how you shared the process and your findings. Have you written a thesis before? This is a beautiful card. I see all the changes you talked about, like the leaf and the patterned paper, but I still see Amy here with the stitching and the clean style.

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  20. I never ever cut my paper to the edges either!! think I'm going to try that!!! sooo love how pretty your card is!!!

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  21. Really pretty Amy! Everything just works together! :)

    P/s: I wish I had a signature style too....maybe no style counts as a style? lol

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  22. Amy, this is amazing! Looks like it came straight from a fancy paper boutique! Love the bold black and neon flower :D

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you made it your own with the bright colours :) And yep, I totally love how some people have that signature style!

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  24. Its a pretty card Sista... I wish I've style!!! *Plop*... hugs...xoxo

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  25. Oooo...I love this card! It is so pretty! The papers are really fab. Your style is so versatile. :)

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  26. Wow, now this is one striking card! Love the black bloom and the use of the patterns.

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  27. Fabulous card! Love the pop of black with the pink! And yes, I would say you transcend any certain style, you're polystylists!

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  28. i can totally can spot your cards and know that you made it! i think it's your signature stitching and CAS look.
    i love this card...the color combo makes it so classy! perfecto!

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  29. Lovely! I like the mix of patterns and how it's sweet, but not *too*.

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  30. this is so sweet! really like the flower in this!

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  31. beautiful and layering of patterned paper.

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Cheers,
~amy~