Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #16

Howdy Fellow Stampers and Friends :)

I had so much fun creating and winning with my last card for Pinspired Challenge #15......that I decided to give it another go! I love the pin that was used to inspire Challenge #16. It is full of lost of colorful blossoms, green leaves, and gold lettering. The colors just go together so beautifully on the minty green background. What do you think?

This is the card that was inspired by the pin:

The background of this card was created using TIm Holtz Distress inks in Antique Linen, Old Paper, Mowed lawn, and mustard seed. The sentiment was then embossed with gold embossing powder. After that was done I started stamping the flowers and leaves.....which were from the Simon Says Stamp "Life is a Journey" set that came in the September Card Making Kit. There was also one more flower stamp I used for the yellow flowers that came from the Paper Smooches "Bold Blooms" set. The flowers and leaves were all stamped with various memento inks except for the yellow flowers which were stamped with the Hero Arts Mid Shadow Ink in "Butter Bar" I then added some lemonade twine to the card and some clear "Wink of Stella" to the flowers, as well as some detail with my Uniball white gel pen to the center of the flowers.

This was my third attempt at this card...the first attempt was a little lighter (below). I loved how it turned out as well but felt like it needed a little more and a cleaner look. Enjoy :)


  1. Gorgeous card! And it's fun that you shared your first take. Thanks so much for joining us at Pinspried Challenges.

  2. What a lovely card set this all would make. So pretty and the distressing added just the right touch. Thanks so much for being PINspired!!!