Blogger’s Challege – “Inspired by…”

Winterberries_3 This week, Lisa Somerville’s Blogger’s Challenge is "Inspired by…", so I’m taking that to mean anything that inspires us to stamp.  I love graphics, especially those with flourishes and swirls.  Some of my favorites are by American Greetings.  I love their wallpapers (for my computer, not my walls-LOL), and yesterday when I was checking out some of their new ones, I found "Winter Berries."  I really like the colors, and they reminded me of some Basic Grey paper I have in the "Perhaps" collection.  I previously used some of these papers to cover white wood letters spelling C-R-E-A-T-E.  I have yet to actually hang them, but I digress…that’s another topic…

For this week’s challenge I used simple materials but they’re big on looks.  I only used one stamp, the Tres Chic background on two of the "Perhaps" papers using Dark Peony Colorbox Fluid chalk ink (cause I LOVE the color), tore one of them in a strip (gray) and the other (pink) punched with the scallop circle punch.  I inked the edges of my card stock and papers using a sponge with Classic Basic Gray ink.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach two half pearls from SU!®‘s Pretties Kit, and adorned the card with a piece of striped organdy ribbon.  I also added a little bling by "coloring" over some of the design with ice glitter glue.




  • Tres Chic

Card Stock/Paper:

  • Going Gray
  • Pretty in Pink
  • "Perhaps" (Basic Grey)


  • Classic Basic Gray
  • Dark Peony (Colorbox Fluid Chalk)


  • Scallop Circle Punch
  • Striped Organdy Ribbon (Offray)
  • Half Pearls (SU!® Pretties Kit)
  • Ice glitter glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals®
  • Stampin’ sponge


  1. The colors are divine! I love the card and how you only used one stamp!! Very cool!

  2. The colors are divine! I love the card and how you only used one stamp!! Very cool!

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