11.29.2008

Etsy Inspired Challenge Card

Each week Ashley over at Heart Hugs Designs posts an Etsy Inspired Challenge where she features one of the shops on Etsy and you can look around the shop for some inspiration for your card/project. For the past month, I have been enjoying exploring the shops that Ashley posts about but this is the first week that I have actually had a chance to play along.
This week the featured Etsy shop is Morgan Street which specializes in handmade bath products. They carry some really unique delicacies like Fresh Brewed Coffee Bundt Cake Soap (I don't even like coffee but this soap looks good enough to eat!) and Black Raspberry Vanilla Fizzy Bath Bomb, which I just might have to try. There are lots of great items to give as gifts and they are having a 15% off sale this week too.
For my card, I was inspired by this Lip Balm and all the natural, handmade products. So I created this tall and slender eco chic card, on Stampin' Up's Naturals ivory cardstock, with the flourishes along the edge. I used colors similar to the Chocolate Cake, Mango Sorbet, and Peppermint Lip Balms. It felt a little plain with just the stamped images so I added the button with some gold cord tied through it in a bow.

All the stamps I used are from Unity...for the flourishes I actually used part of the dream tree (Growing in Unity set). The leaf image is from the Gratitude=Joy set and the sentiment is from the Eco Chic set. The ink I used was Brilliance archival gold, SU sage shadow, and Colorbox dark brown.

Thanks for visiting! If you get the chance, go visit Morgan Street for a little inspiration of your own (and maybe a few bath goodies too) and play along with Ashley's Etsy Inspired Challenge.


8 comments:

Ashley said...

Kerry! What a lovely card! I love how you did the Dream Tree around the edges, I think it definitely makes it extra special and makes it look like the lip balm packaging! Thanks for playing! It means a lot to me!

Helen said...

Lovely card! I, too, like the way you stamped around the edges - great idea!

Jackie said...

This is truly gorgeous!

De said...

Wow! What a great card! I love your entry!

Mandy said...

Great job with your card! I LOVE the bow on the button! Adorable! :)

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - I just love your style.

I have nominated you for a Kreative Blogger Award - I have left a link for you on my blog.

Elizabeth
Southampton, UK

De said...

Congrats on the Etsy win! Beautiful card!

Susan said...

I like the natural feel of this card with the soft earthy colors.