Runway Inspired Challenge #34


It is time for another Runway Inspired Challenge! And joining us as a guest designer this month is….Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love!! I admire her style very much, and am so excited to see what she has created based on this gorgeous Inspiration photo:


I would wear that dress!!….except…I am neither tall nor skinny :/

But aside from that, this dress is absolutely elegant. I just love the way the floral design wraps around the dress. Given all that, I still had a hard time deciding on a design for my card. To cut the story short, I finally decided to make a black glitter flower as my focal point. Here is the card:

RIC 34

You could probably buy black glitter paper, but since I didn’t have any, I just made my own by adhering black glitter on black card stock, I used my Xyron machine for an even application of adhesive.

I punched out the petals using Stampi’Up! Blossoms punch, bent and shaped the petals by hand and arranged them around a large glue dot on a punched circle. For the flower center, I punched out a 3/8″ circle from silver paper and adhered some silver textured beads using a large glue dot.

I used the Memory Box Honey Blossom spring die for the floral design.

At first I had made a bigger flower using the larger petal punch, and since it wasn’t the intended size, I had to redo it with the smaller petal. However, I decided to make a card with the larger flower as well:

large flower

I am not a pro like Laura when it comes to large flower cards (she makes it look so easy!) but I tried my best. It is not clear in the photo, but the background was stamped in Versamark and colored with various light shades of shimmery chalk.

Once I made the smaller flower, this is the card I had first made:

silver floral

Here I used shimmery silver vellum for the floral die cuts. I was quite happy with it, except I wondered how it would look like with the floral in black. I think I like both versions, but the black one is definitely more striking and more fitting the inspiration photo. What do you think?

I hope you can join us this week. We have a $25 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson’s online store for the winner!

Please check out the rest of the design team for more inspiration:

Jen |  Laura | Nina | Pamela | Virginia | Wida

Thanks for stopping by!

30 responses

  1. You are amazing, Tasnim! Love each and every card you have in this post. I do think the first is my favorite, and the one I associate most with the inspiration. But the last one with the pearl vellum is so dreamy (until you wake up with that punchy, black-glitter flower). Well done!

  2. Wow…these are all gorgeous and for different reasons! The first is simply striking. It LOOKS like a fashionable card! The second…the background is like the veining in marble…cool effect! The third is elegant and modern. I love the tone on tone quality of the diecut background…the blooms in all three are to die for…especially the pearly centers.

  3. As usual you steal the show again Tasnim!!! I love all of these cards but the first one is definitely my favourite! Just feels truer to the inspiration photo and is also uber elegant. Stunning work!!!

  4. There you go again – beautiful cards. I agree the black matches the inspiration better, but the subtlety of the vellum-on-white is exquisite, my personal fave.

    I find myself liking your cards more and more! TFS. – jennfier

  5. I personally can’t choose my favourite. The three of them are just incredible. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  6. Tasnim, I don’t know where to start! I love them all. The elegance on your first card is through the roof! I love the touches of glitter. The other two cards are equally stunning!

  7. Gorgeous!!! I love the floral design and the flower you made! We can all agree that Laura makes amazing large flowers, but yours is amazing too! I love the pearls you added in the centre too ❤

    (By the way, I'm watching your distressing videos like a mad woman. I am so bad with the blending!!)

  8. Your cards are beautiful. I took a look at the other designers cards on the RIC Blog and they were wonderful, too. You ladies are very talented!

  9. OOH WOOOOW…elegant adorable and clever …you really makes me walking around through your blog….I will continue tomorrow..I love your card…nearly all master piece…Tasnim….Great cards..all…assalamualaykum

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