Monday, March 21, 2011

A little inspiration from Talbots

I received this gorgeous Talbots catalog over a month ago and have been saving it because I just knew the color combination would make a beautiful card or scrapbook layout. I've told you before how I see the world in Close To My Heart colors, so immediately I saw Juniper, Pear, Amethyst, Cotton Candy, and Vineyard Berry. I grabbed all those card stock colors and splayed them out in front of me, and WOW, they looked fabulous together!

Here is the card I made inspired by this catalog cover...

I pulled from my stash of papers and used the back side (Juniper) of Wings and (Cotton Candy) of Sweetheart. I love our new Kraft Borders and I used two different styles here and added some Black Bitty Brads. For the foliage cut-outs, I again pulled from the Wings paper using the back side (Pear) and ran it through my Vagabond using the new Foliage die by Spellbinders.

The stamp set is called "Ciao" and it's full of vintage loveliness. The stamping in the Juniper background is also from this set. I love the vintage postcard and cancellation stamps.

Finally, those cute little flowers are cut from Amethyst card stock using my small scallop Fiskars scissors. I cut a spiral circle and wound it up to create these, finishing them off by popping in a pom-pom ball from CTMH's Cotton Candy Pom-Pom ribbon.

Here's a closer look...

You might notice the wet look on the edges of the flowers. That's a little Liquid Glass, one of my favorite products because of its versatility. It's a glue, a glossy accent, and more! I also used Liquid Glass on the lamp post over the yellow glow of light. It makes it look more like glass.

Here's a final look at my inspiration and my card...

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a happy Monday!


  1. Your card is beautiful! What vision you have for color! That stamp set is on my wish list--I can't wait to get it!!

  2. You have amazing talent. This card is gorgeous. Ellen

  3. Truly amazing the way you used your inspiration!

  4. What an amazing card! I love everything about it!

  5. Love the card Annette. That is a beautiful catalog. See Ya

  6. This is a gorgeous card Annette! I just love all your attention to detail and the scalloped flowers are stunning.


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