It’s another Runway Inspired Tuesday! For this challenge, we’re working with an inspiration piece from McQ by Alexander McQueen and stamps from our sponsor, Purple Onion Designs. (I have more than a few of Purple Onion’s deeply etched unmounted rubber stamps. A few are mounted on foam cushion, but over the last couple years I’ve learned that their rubber gives great impressions without any cushion. I just cut mine out, add a thin layer of Alene’s Tack-It-Over-and-Over to the back, and use them on my clear mounts. They’re stored on clear sheets in Tim Holtz stamp storage folders.)

For this challenge, I toyed with the idea of recreating the lace with an old mesh background stamp and POD’s absolutely gorgeous damask, but just couldn’t let go of the cascading flowers. So last week I placed an order for Purple Onion’s Doodle Flowers and was stamping them less than 36 hours later.

This card relies heavily on masking. I stamped a few flowers, masked them, stamped a few more flowers, then masked those, and finally stamped again to fill in the remaining holes in the design. My detail scissors didn’t get as much of a workout as you might think: by using a small stack of sticky notes, I was able to cut several masks at once. And when they were all removed, I had the cascade of flowers I was looking for.

Are you feeling inspired? You have until March 30th to share your take at the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for a chance to win a Purple Onion Designs prize package. And if you need more inspiration, be sure to see what the rest of the team created this week:

Supplies for Runway Smile card
Stamps: Doodle Flower Sentiment Set from Purple Onion Designs; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Paper: Black and White from Papertrey Ink, unknown textured gold; Other: Copic markers, white detail embossing powder.

7 thoughts on “Runway Inspired with Purple Onion Designs

  1. I love your masking and the bright coloring! And thanks for the tip for mounting the stamps- I used my ATG to stick it to the block, but I like your idea a lot better!

  2. Just an unbelievable card. You make it look so easy… I’ll give it a try. I just love all the flowers tumbling down like they do on her dress. Beautiful work!

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