I think the Limited Supplies challenges on Friday and the Inspiration challenges on Saturday stretch my creativity the most. They always push me out of my comfort zone.

I didn’t get to finish this card on Saturday. Rick, Rebecca and I first went to the beach. The water was so clear and the perfect temperature. Gorgeous! Too bad there were some pesty fly that bit you as soon as you layed down.  Then we went to eat at the Outback. We came back just in time to be home for the boys. They were at a birthday party all afternoon.

In the evening Rick and I watched the Painted Veil. I had never heard about this movie before. I liked it. Edward Norton sure knows how to act!

So Sunday in the afternoon, after all the SCS emails were answered and the newsletter prepped, I got to finish my card.


The inspiration piece this time was some funky dinnerware. You can find the challenge here.

This card has a lot of layers and cutting, but not a lot of stamping.

I started with writing down the color combo and shapes I wanted to incoorporate into this card:

Color combo: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Whisper White

Shapes: Circles, Paisley/tear drop shape and wavy lines


I started out with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of black cardstock, folded in half for my card base.

I cut the open ends with my scissors into a wavy edge.

Next I cut a 4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock, lined it up with the wavy line and cut it’s edge to match the waves of the black card. I did the same with a 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Old Olive.

I then cut both layers down to make perfect layers and ticket corner punched the two straight corners.

I used my coluzzle to cut those bigger circles and free hand cut the paisley shape. The big circle and the Paisley shape are overlayed with a piece of acetate and stamped on with Black Stazon and Fundamental Phrases.

The smaller circles are punched with 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches. I added Black, Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise brads and some paper piercing to finish of the card.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

35 Responses to “Inspiration Challenge”

  1. That’s awesome! Great color combo and great job doing that translation into a card. I love it.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend Beate. Glad you found some time to stamp. Your card is amazing! So retro. Thanks for sharing your design process for this one too. Have a fabulous week!

  3. What a cool, funky card Beate! You really rocked this challenge!

  4. Oh, this is fabulous, Beate! Love all the waves and paisley — can’t believe you cut it all free-hand!

  5. You really captured the movement from the inspiration piece. Love these bold colours with the shapes and brads!

  6. I love this card – the colors and the shapes, it is really really cool! You really displayed the inspiration piece very well – you rock girl!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  7. Wow, this is card is SO fun and funky… I absolutely LOVE it! 🙂

  8. Wow! What a neat card and great adaptation of the inspiration!

  9. What an AWESOME card!! Totally groovy!

  10. Oh, this is AWESOME! What a cool, funky card! I LOVE IT!

  11. Love this! So modern!

  12. Wow Beate! This couldn’t be more PERFECT! It looks SO much like the inspiration piece! I LOVE IT!

  13. wow!! what a neat card – the shape is so striking!

  14. What a cute card! I love your inspiration and how you took the odd shapes and lines and used them on your card!

  15. Awesome card! I love it.

  16. I don;t know what to say , this card is so fabulous and original !! Just a masterpiece !!

  17. WOW, this is really a striking card! What an inspiration!

  18. It sounds like you had a fun Saturday!!

    I adore your interpretation, you did a fabulous job!!! Those colors are great together they remind me of a Mario Pucci sleeveless bell bottomed jumpsuit, which is going waaaaaaay back!
    TF the memory and sharing your work.

  19. Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOWEE!!! 😉

    That’s a FABULOUS card!

    Now, onto the movie……I LOVED the Painted Veil! It was so good, and a very realistic movie about relationship. Not that I’ve been taken into Malaria ravaged China before for cheating on my husband, but you know.
    I love Edward Norton, I havent been dissapointed in his movies yet!

  20. This is WONDERFUL!! I love all the brads and the curves..wow, wow, wow!

  21. WOW, AWESOME, love your take on it, the circles and shapes. Fantastic.

  22. WOWSERS, Beate! That is an amazing card and looks so much like the inspiration piece! Way to go!

  23. Beate this is awesome! You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

  24. Great card – wow how it really reflects that tableware – you really do some inspirational stuff. It is good to know you have to challenge yourself though – makes us all feel better!

  25. This card is AWESOME!!! The colors are so cool and the design absolutely rocks!! Boy, last week you inspired me to use sage shadow, this week it is tempting turquoise! Do you have anything to make me like bordering blue, lol!!!!

  26. Gasp! That is striking!

  27. OMG…This card is amazing! Everything about this card wreaks excellence! You are amazing!!!

  28. This is the COOLEST card! I love it. It’s different, colorful, and you made it. You are just so creative.

  29. I love the colors and the flow of this card! So retro yet Fresh! TFS!

  30. Your card is amazing! The colors are gorgeous!

  31. holy moly! Wowzers! HOW did I miss seeing this??? Absolutely stunning card Beate! I can’t stop staring at it…LOL

  32. Hello Beate!!! Talk about jaw dropping, this is an OMG card!!!
    I love how you translated that inspiration into a card!!! I love everything about it!!! That is so cool!!!


  33. They way your brain works, Beate, just astounds me. That card is so dang creative! I would have never thought of that..very very nice!

  34. Your work is such an inspiration, I just love what you do. This card is AWESOME!!! Candice

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