Friday, May 11, 2012

StampTV CSS Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another StampTV CSS blog Hop.  This go round I am the first stop.  If you get lost along the way you can get the complete blog hop list at StampTV.

This month I picked this inspiration photo for our hop.

I was inspired by the brick wall, colors and the country feel of the photo.  Here is what I came up with.

I used Tim Holtz's brick embossing folder on some of his Kraft Core paper and then sanded the paper to expose the kraft center.  The stamps are from Theresa's latest set Sweet Strawberries from Gina K Design.  I colored them with copics and added glossy accents to the glass.  I wanted to use some burlap, but didn't have any so I came up with the kraft colored piece on the left side.  Can you guess what it is?  Here is a close up.
Have you figured it out yet?  It is dry wall tape that is sticky. ( I raided my husband garage, shhh don't tell him).  I then placed it on some scratch paper and colored it whit brown copic marker.  Next I stuck it down to a piece of kraft pure luxury card stock and trimmed it to the size I wanted.  Not a bad substitute, but I will be getting some burlap the next time I get to the fabric store.



Next on the hop is the incredibly creative Cheri.   Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (May 15), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

I also be entering this card into Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop you are in for some beautiful creations!

Brenda

97 comments:

  1. Oh, my word -- you creative one!!! I love your dry wall tape - and to think of coloring it - great creativity. I also like that you added the glossy accents!

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  2. This was an awesome inspiration image, Brenda!! There were so many ideas running through my head. Your card is fabulous and I love the stamp set you chose....so now I'm ready for a strawberry duiquiri! Love it!

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  3. Brenda - this is wonderful! I love the brick wall and your creative "burlap"! I would have never thought of using drywall tape! Your drink and strawberries look yummy! Thank you for the awesome inspiration photo!

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  4. Awesome Brenda! What a creative idea to use dry wall tape! I'd never have thought of that, but even if I had we wouldn't have any around our house or garage!

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  5. Such an adorable card Brenda! The drink is colored beautiful and that bit of mesh is the perfect touch!!! Thanks again for selecting such a beautiful photo. I hope to play along this weekend!

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  6. Gorgeousness! Love the vivid red of your strawberries!

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  7. Beautiful I love the papers you used. I'll take a one for Mother's Day! lol! TFS AJ!

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  8. Very creative! It has beautiful texture, too. Great job.

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  9. OH this is wonderful! How creative - I may have to raid our garage! Love this photo.

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  10. Wow, it's sooo sweet! Love it!

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  11. What a great card!I love reusing unusual things for cards. Gotta go to visit the garage(HA) and see what I can find.

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  12. Beautiful card and love how you used the dry wall tape and incorporated it on your card.
    Wonderful inspiration
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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  13. This is a lovely card, but my creative juices are not yet even gently flowing. Very creative, you lucky person. Jen x

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  14. Wow, I can't believe how you just thought of that.
    Really loving the card, Great inspiration.

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  15. Anne BiesterfeldMay 12, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    Beautiful card.

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  16. Beautifully done and I simply love the creative use of drywall tape. I may have to do a little garage raiding myself LOL

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  17. I think you nailed it! Lovely...

    Jane
    Ohio

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  18. Great Card! Love the use of the waffle weave tape.

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  19. I love the layout. Your drink looks so real that I now have to go make one.

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  20. The drywall tape was a great idea. Maybe even better than burlap. Love your design.

    Flo, Florida

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  21. Fantastic card! Will have to scrounge around in DH workshop and see what goodies I can find!

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  22. Love the card...I'm always surprised when cards are inspired by a background that I didn't even notice before - gives me a whole new perspective.

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  23. GREAT card, fabulous texture! I also have a roll of that tape in my stash--thank you Hubby! :P

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  24. Awesome card. It makes me just want to sit and relax and have a nice cold icy drink.

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  25. Who would of thought to use wall tape. How smart.

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  26. Great card! Love the "brick wall" and "burlap". I also love strawberries! Yum!

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  27. Great card. I love your background and creativity. Sometimes the most fun elements can come from what others see as trash...love your ideas.

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  28. Beautiful card. You are very creative. I never would have thought of using drywall tape. I think I like it better than if you had used burlap. Love it.

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  29. Lovely and love your background idea....

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  30. Great card! love your faux burlap!!! Husbands never know when they can help in the craft room (or their stuff at least!)

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  31. Wow...never would have thought to use tape that way! What a beautiful card

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  32. such a sweet, cool look that makes you want to sit down and sip a frozen drink outside in the warm sun. Great interpretation.

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  33. How clever with the dry wall tape! I love it!!

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  34. great card Brenda,
    now i know what to do with my strawberries stamp
    thank you vanda

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  35. This is gorgeous...everything meshes so well together.

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  36. Love this card. You did a fabulous job and, oh so creative. TFS.

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  37. Don't you just love using that drywall tape ! I color it all the time. Love your card !

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  39. This card is very professional looking, yet I believe it's something I could do too! Great creative thinking!

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  40. Strawberry sweetness! Softly rustic!
    vtrugrade2@hotmail.com

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  41. My my, what a clever idea. I love the way you think outside the box. Hugz, Dottie

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  42. I am now headed to the garage for some goodies! ;) Thanks for the ideas!

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  43. Very eye-appealing. I appreciate the use of the different materials/textures which add to the card.

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  44. Awesome job with the dry wall tape, Brenda!

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  45. Great idea...will have to look for some burlap at the store! Love the card as well.
    Jan

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  46. Very nice! Love the way you improvise!!!
    Lynn

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  47. Love this card...so sweet. Great use of the dry wall tape.

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  48. All of you ladies are sooo talented

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  49. I think I have some of that drywall tape down in our basement. What a great idea. Linda S. in NE

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  50. Beautiful card, Brenda. So creative and inspiring!

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  51. Love your card. Thanks for the tip on using dry wall tape. I will certainly give it a try. Also, thanks for sharing your card.

    Linda D.

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  52. What a Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. I actually like the dry wall tape better than I would have liked burlap. A stroke of brilliance (and maybe a little desperation?).

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  54. I am absolutely wowed by this creation..thanks for sharing.

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  55. Wonderful card, love the tip on raiding the garage, will have to have a look in ours :-)

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  56. Oh my gosh just so sweet I recently bought this set so I'm off to ink it up and have a play ...... thanks for the inspiration

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  57. Clean and simple design- I've used the dry wall tape but not recently- will have to get it out for another go!

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  58. Great card! I love the brick background and the faux burlap is awesome. The strawberries look yummy. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  59. Love the drywall tape idea. And, that strawberry cooler looks good enough to drink!! Nice card.

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  60. Love that idea - and the card is so cute. Just love the different takes on this inspiration photo.

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  61. Pretty creative!

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  63. Brenda I love how you used your imagination to come up with a solution to the burlap. I may be doing some raiding of my own. Great job! Barb B

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  64. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I do like your inspiration photo - I keep going back to look at it - wonderful. And then your card - WOW!!!
    And then your using drywall tape in place of burlap - inspirational. I soooooo like your "brick wall" and how you did that also. You did a wonderful job of inspiring me. Thanks.
    Jean McGee

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  65. Why go to the store when you can create such a great look with drywall tape! I love Tim's Kraft Core Papers, and your wall turned out so well.

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  66. I would never have thought of something like that. Your card is lovely.

    Blessings,
    Kat(Kathleen)

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  67. Hi, Brenda,
    I didn't even 'see' the bricks in the picture let alone think to base a card on it LOL. I really like how you sanded the cs down first, then added other 'deconstruction' ideas - very clever!!! And cute lil girl!!!

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  68. Great thought on using the drywall tape for texture. I have that embossing folder--nice to see another idea on using it. Of course, the drinks look very summery...nice job.

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  69. Hi Brenda,
    I love your brick wall. Sometimes you need someone else to remind you of what can be done.

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  70. Hi Brenda, Your strawberry margarita (to me anyway) looks delicious and you are so very creative in raiding your husband's drywall tape.

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  71. Hi Brenda, Love your Margarita, the drywall tape is a great idea.
    I like the colors you used.

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  72. I love your colorful card! Great idea to use the drywall tape to mimic burlap. I just bought the Tim Holtz folder you used and can't wait to try your idea. Bette

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  73. Awesome use of the dry wall tape Brenda and perfect embossing folder! Love your take on the inspiration piece you found. Beautiful design my friend!

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  74. Loved the"burlap look". Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Yummy...strawberries! Love it! Beautiful card!

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  76. Bren, I love it!! The dry wall tape is genius! Beautiful card. Talk to you in a bit.

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  77. I thought for sure you'd scored kraft card one way and run twine the other. I like to hear how substitutes save the day. Nice save, by the way!

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  78. love the brick background, Really cute card.

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  79. What a great card! I love that you came up with your own way to make what you needed and didn't have. You're ingenious!

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  80. sweet card! I want a sip of that drink.

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  81. What a delicious looking card, makes you want to reach out and pluck those strawberries right off the front. TFS.

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  82. Love your card! It is so refreshing looking.

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  83. great card. The textures make this really special!

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  84. Great card - makes me think of long summer days !
    Christine x

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  85. Beautiful inspiration, love your card and your creativity with the substitution from your hubby's garage. Very clever idea, thanks for the inspiration.

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  86. I loved your idea of using the drywall tape. Thinking outside the box. I like that.

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  87. Awesome inspiration, great card TFS

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  88. What a great design. Love the brick wall.

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  89. the toile really caught my attention in the inspiration photo and it's great checking what pulls others' attention! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  90. Awesome card Brenda! Your drink looks delicious! And you are a genius for using the dry wall tape to create burlap!

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  91. There is some burlap paper at Michael's if you'd like that?

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