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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  1. Very cool. I’m amazed where inspiration can be found, I’m just not nearly as good as you at realising it and transitioning it to a card. Thanks for the inspiration that I find in your work.

  2. Kristina, this card is just amazing!The colors are just fantastic. I am loving the Luxe inks on this and will definitely have to check them out.

  3. Who knew diagonal lines could be so effective?! Love it!!

  4. Love this card! so fun and happy! Thanks.

  5. Love the card, Kristina! Neat. Thank you.

  6. I just LOVE this card! So simple but that silver dresses it up perfectly; just the inspiration I need for a card this weekend! TY

  7. What a cute card! I enjoyed the video, thanks for sharing. I loved the sentiment, must check out Mama Elephant stamps, also the adhesive and clear pop ups!

  8. Love the colors on this card! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love the Stripes…
    Great Card .. TFS

  10. Beautiful card!

  11. Beautiful colors and beautiful card!!

  12. Hi Kristina! Thank you for another beautiful card! The ink colors are so pretty and I really like the silver embossing too!

  13. Thanks for another inspirational card. Lots of creative ideas on pinterest.

  14. Lovely, Kristina! Great tutorial!

  15. Cute card.

  16. I really love the technique and the colors they are ones of my favorites. Great!

  17. Absolutely love this!! Have just received my first ever heat gun, versamark pad and silver embossing powder. This video has given me so many ideas, can’t wait to have a play with my new goodies!! And love the stripes too, especially the detail you gave it by cutting and moving the stripes…your so clever!!

  18. Such a beautiful card! Your creativity is definitely something to look up to.
    Can’t wait for the next video :)

    Thank you soooo much!

  19. I really enjoy seeing what inspires you when you make cards. This has helped me to do the same. Your brush stroke tutorial this past week also inspired me to pull out those markers I haven’t touched in a while. ;-)

    Great ideas…great techniques.

    Thanks, Kristina!

  20. Super cute! Love the colors you used and the technique you used to create your card. Im so going to have to try it out. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
    Monica L.

  21. Love this card, it’s so effective and the colours are great! Will definitely have to get some vellum and give using it a go. Great card thanks for sharing and giving us ideas for places to get inspiration from and turning into something so amazing.


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