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Friday, February 11, 2011

From Courtney's Closet #65

Yes it's been a zillion years since I was actively posting From Courtney's Closet posts, but I'm still keeping my tally going! This is #65. Wowza! And, it's two weeks in a row, woohoo! Here's today's card:

And it was inspired by this dress:

I didn't go as hot pink as the dress, I guess I wasn't in a hot pink kind of mood. I did try a fun trick, though, that I've seen done a few times, and I think I learned first from the super sweet Anita Recksiedler when she did this fabby Hero Hostess intro card. See the flowers? They are from the Hero Arts set Big & Small Flowers. The stamped a flower from it first the "correct" way, and then again with the clear stamp turned upside down on the acrylic block! That way you can get a solid stamp in roughly the same shape! Isn't that a super cool trick???

After I stamped the flowers, I spritzed the entire panel with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, so it has a really pretty shimmer to it that doesn't show up in the photos.

Part of the reason I didn't hit the really hot pink was because I also wanted to play along with this week's colourQ challenge #71. As I may have mentioned in another post, I adore pink and kraft. hee hee

Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Stamps: CL374 Big & Small Flowers, CL371 Essential Messages from Hero Arts
  • Paper: SU Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Hero Arts Kraft, GP white
  • Ink: Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
  • Accessories: SU Slit Punch, Felt flower leftover from Courtney's birthday crown making, machine stitching, Glimmer mist, Maya Road heart pin, button, hemp twine, ribbon


  1. Such an adorable dress and I love the way she's posing for the picture! Love the card even more now!

  2. I hate to mention it, but I am wearing underwear with that exACT pattern and color....go figure...seriously, I am : )
    Really sweet card and I apologize to any who read this beyond Libby !

  3. First of all, your daughter is adorable, as is her sweet little dress, how could you resist this wonderful inspiration!
    I just love how you stamped the flowers on your wonderful card, I will definitely be trying that tip!

  4. Two adorable inspiration photos, Libby! Your daughter is precious and that card is marvelous! Love the stitching and that wonderful rose pattern. How can you go wrong with such a beautiful model?

  5. LOVE your take on Courtney's dress! The use of color combo is superb!

  6. Such a lovely card! I love Courtney's dress, so sweet and springlike! And you mentioned me? Wow and you learnt something from me? So honored! I love the way you did the ribbon the side too. Oh and Courtney's face is too sweet! :>

  7. Ah hah! THAT is why you didn't go with the hot pink! Well, either way, light or dark pink, it is a cute card. And I like your trick you shared with us. :)

    So Julie was wearing undies identical to this, eh? Interesting...

  8. I've missed your Courteney's Closet cards, Libby! After finally getting a granddaughter, I am loving this sweet card! Isn't she a sweetie!!

  9. So sweet, so pretty, thanks for sharing!

  10. What a pretty card, Libby! so nice to have the dress for inspiration! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week.

  11. So sweet Libby!!! LOVE the idea for your inspirations!!!

  12. A very beautiful card! I love that it was inspired by your daughter's sweet dress! This is a keepsake! lavender & roses - Susanne

  13. I'm laughing at Julie's comment - it's not show and tell day or anything, is it?! Such an adorable photo of Courtney and her dress is just gorgeous! Your card is so beautiful! I love your desgin and the way you created the bg! Wonderful embellishing too!

  14. How PRETTY!! Courtney is such a peach!!

  15. How clever to turn the stamp over! I like the look!


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