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Friday Focus – Inspired By #11

Hi all! For Friday Focus this week I wanted to continue the Inspired By series. I love these cards! :)

My inspiration this week comes from a coffee mug I found on Pinterest. Sadly, the mug isn’t for sale anymore. After a bit of internet sleuthing, I discovered that it’s a mug designed by Petra Boase. I looked for the mug on her website but couldn’t find it.

So even though I didn’t use the same colors as the inspiration piece, I wanted to try stamping diagonal stripes with an offset seam. I thought it looked so cool!

I stamped the stripes with the Basic Stripes stamp set from Clearly Besotted and a bunch of Memento Luxe inks (see the exact colors in the supply list below). And the greeting is from Mama Elephant’s new Bountiful Blessings stamp set, and it was embossed in Ranger silver embossing powder.

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Friday Focus – Inspired By #10

Hi all! Happy Friday!

Today I’m creating another Inspired By card. I really think Inspired By cards are some of my favorite! :)

While I was looking around at Pinterest sometime this week, I came across this image of tulips and fell in love with the color palette and thought it would be perfect for a card. (The original image is from this blogger).

So I borrowed the colors from the photo and watercolored bands of color. It’s a very loose interpretation of the inspiration, but sometimes that’s the most fun!

To add interest to the card, I added a bit of stamping. The border stamps are from Mama Elephant’s On Point Borders stamp set (I filled in the stars border with a black pen), and the greeting stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Chit Chat stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies to cut out the talk bubble shape. I drew the stitched line with the same black pen.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow for another card and video. Yes, on a Saturday! :)

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Friday Focus – Inspired By #9 (Bliss Living Duvet)

Hi all!

I think out of all my different Friday Focus videos I love the Inspired By ones the most. :) Recently I came across this duvet cover from Bliss Living and I thought it was so pretty and would make a great card!

Do you remember last week when I said I’d filmed a card and then accidentally deleted all the video footage? This is the card! I’m so glad I refilmed it because I really do love this card. :)

I used the Dahlias stamp set from Penny Black for the large flowers, and the Botanicals 2 stamp set from Paper Smooches for the foliage. By heat embossing the images in white, they stamped images resisted all the watercoloring I added on top. Super easy to paint this way, and it looks like it look ages when it really didn’t!

I used four different Distress Ink for this card: Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, and Pumice Stone. The small tag is from the Tiny Tags die set from Simon, and the small greeting from the Favorite Flowers stamp set stamped in Smokey Gray Versafine ink.

Hope you like it as much as I do! :)

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