Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Inspired by Stamping Challenge #51

Inspired by Stamping offers an inspiration challenge every Thursday (Queensland, Australia time). The challenge lasts for one week, then a new photo is revealed! Here is the photo/color combination for this week's challenge!

Love these bold, bright colors!

 I did some "vault diving" to find this green and orange paper. The background paper was really cream, but I rubbed some orange chalk ink over it, and ta-da!

I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Iris set and cut it out with a circle die template. I made a bouquet with various paper flowers that I found in my stash.

I also poked around in my die template stash and found a few items that I forgot I had, like this Spellbinders scallop edger die and the fancy shaped die behind my sentiment (Spellbinders Iron Work Accents). I have so much stuff that it's like shopping when I go digging around!

I stamped a sentiment from the Flowers Bloom set on the inside of the card. 

One randomly selected winner this week will receive a $15 gift card to the Inspired by Stamping Store! To be eligible to win, please follow the rules below.

There is an extra challenge for March: Play along in the customer blog hop and create a card using the chalkboard technique! Click HERE for details.

Now, come and play along with the team!

Basic rules of the challenge: Please use the colors in our photo as your main colors. Upload your card/project to your blog or online gallery and leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of the IBSIC Blog post. When uploading to online galleries please add IBSIC #51 to your post. (Each challenge is up for one week.)
At this time ALL products (stamps, paper, dies) are welcomed with our challenge. You do not have to incorporate an IBS stamp set or flowers.

Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Flowers Bloom, Beautiful Iris
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small, Classic Scallop Edger, Iron Work Accents
Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee; Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Designer paper: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue, Stella and Rose Mabel
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Tangerine; Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; The Paper Studio
Ribbon: unknown
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. Beautiful card!! I agree, the bold colors are awesome.

  2. Wow. The thing that makes this incredibly gorgeous card work is your brilliant choice of a muted background paper with slight orange/rust tones. It just makes the whole card sing. I LOVE it!

  3. solid designs gloria,how much do your cards weigh??? lololo
    ava g

  4. Beautiful card - love everything about it!

  5. C'est super! Ta carte est magnifique!!!

  6. Beautiful card, love the bold colors of this weeks color palette. Just love all of the layering and fun die that you used.

  7. Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card, Gloria. The elements are all so perfectly executed and designed, and that bouquet is DIVINE. LOVE the die cut behind the sentiment!