Here is my sample for today’s inspiration challenge. It definitely took me out of my comfort zone. But I like my funky results.


When I looked at the Inspiration piece I pulled out these colors: Pixie Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black.

I knew right away that I wanted to use the Friendly Flowers.

I stamped the medium size flower once in Wild Wasabi on Certainly Celery, once in Rose Red on Pixie Pink.

Both flowers were cut out. Next I stamped the medium flower again in Rose Red on Apricot cardstock, punched it out with a 3/4″ circle punch and layered it on the green flower. On top of that is a 1/2″ black circle that was paper pierced and topped off with the clear circle sticker from the Build-a-Brads.

For the pink flower I stamped the smaller flower from Friendly Flowers in Rose Red on Apricot and punche dit out with the 1″ circle punch. I topped it off withΒ a Pewter Build-a-Brad that held a 1/2″ punchout of the medium flower and 1/4″ black circle with white gel pen accents.

The stems and leaves of the flowers were cut out of Tempting Turquoise cardstock.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Wild wasabi cardstock folded in half. Next is a 4″ square of Rose Red followed by a 3 3/4″ square of Basic Black. The black piece was stamped with the Stitched background and embossed with clear embossing powder for extra texture. I also added a paper pierced border here.

I added a small turquoise photo corner with three apricot brads to the top right.Β  The sentiment is also from Friendly Flowers. It’s stamped in Rose Red on Apricot Appeal cardstock, was punched out with the large oval punch and paper pierced. The hardware is from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware kit and the ribbon is Turquoise grosgrain.

The dotted border was made with a black Gelly Roll Glaze Pen. I have them for years now and it’s the first time I used one. The rest are almost empty because Rebecca LOVES them.


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

51 Responses to “Funky Cold Medina!!!”

  1. Beate this is wonderful.. It makes me face smile !!
    Have a great day !

  2. OMW Beate!!! This card is so my style. I LOVE IT. I think it turned out just perfect. Great job.

  3. LOVE this, you know it! LOL!

  4. This is sooo cute! I love how it turned out! I’m looking forward to this one! It sounds like fun! Thanks so much for doing this! πŸ™‚

  5. Wow Beate! This is so colorful and fun!!

  6. ooh so pretty! love the bright colors πŸ™‚

  7. Great fun feel to this, love the colors against the black!

  8. this is so adorable!
    I love the colors…:-)…

  9. I love how you pulled this card together….it’s definately a gorgeous funky card !!!

    Dance On πŸ™‚

  10. Love the bright colours on this funky card! Perfect for the challenge. You are so brave to use so many colours! I’ll be trying the challenge myself tomorrow.
    Thanks and have a great day.

  11. Love the card but I especially liked the embossed stitched background. Hmmm… I may need to get that background stamp!

  12. very pretty and such a unique color combo!

  13. This is so bold and fun! Just cheery!

  14. Totally funky fresh! I love it!

  15. love it love it love it — who knew you could channel Tone Loc! πŸ˜‰

  16. Beate,
    What a fun card…I love it!

  17. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!! FAB colors!! Great inspiration! OK.. that does it.. now I NEEEEEEED that set too! πŸ™‚ Thanks for rockin’ my world with your creations! Patty

  18. WOW, Beate! Love it! I wish I could see that stitched background better- I bet it looks so awesome embossed like that!!

  19. Very cute, and now I am singing…

  20. Whoa, psychedelic, man! Way Groovy!

  21. what a fun challenge..I love the bright colors and the black background!! πŸ™‚

  22. Gorgeous colors!

  23. Love this card! Great color combo!!

  24. This is fabulous! It’s so bright and bold and happy but not too much, KWIM?

  25. I love this funky card Beate – totally awesome! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  26. Wow, Beate – what an amazingly fun card. I so love the funky feel to it and the colors are great. What a great card to kick off your inspiration challenges!! I hope to get a chance to try one.

  27. Beautiful job Beate!

  28. LUUUVVVV it!


  29. OMG – not only I love your card….it’s gorgeous!!! I love the title of it too – it reminds me of a song that I used to dance to in the 80’s – LOL!!!

  30. Your entry title caught my eye right away! I live in Medina, Ohio, where it is definitely COLD!!!! While I’m not sure if we’re “funky” here in my neck of the woods, Funky Cold Medina made me laugh!

    PS My Medina is pronounced with a long i… not quite the same as the LL Cool J song!

  31. What a bright cheery card! I Will have to try this inspiration challenge later this week!

  32. Oooooh, I love your funky results too!! So bright and striking, really knocks your socks off!

  33. oh wow, this is just stunning, love love the colours!

  34. I love the effect of embossing the clear on black. I must keep that in mind.

  35. Very cool! Love the fun colors–they’re not something you see everyday and that stitched background looks great embossed on the black.

  36. Oh my goodness Beate! THIS is GORGEOUS! I love the bright colours…so wonderful!I adore that you can adapt to ANY stamping style and make it look like a breeze!
    Love the inspiration piece you posted….I will definitely give this a go tomorrow. Got behind today prepping for my girls night tomorrow.

  37. I REALLY REALLY love this! So fun and fresh! πŸ™‚

  38. Oh my gosh, this is just GORGEOUS!!! Wow!

  39. Outstanding colors and detail! You are one of my stamping heroes, you know. I look to you every day to push myself further in my stamping. Thanks for being there for all of us!

  40. Love this card as I do everything you make. THANK YOU for always giving measurements. I am measurement challenged and you have no idea how much easier you make it for me by providing that information.

  41. Love your background, Beate! I have been wanting to emboss black on black, but the clear would be great too!

  42. Beate this card is fabulous! I love the bright colors you used! I usually don’t do the inspiration challenges but I decided to give yours a try! I’m glad i did, it was fun and I like what I came up with! Thanks again for all of your inspiration!


  43. An ASTOUNDING work of art!! I am soooooo surprised you didn’t use chocolate for the black background, LOL. This is a fabulous inspiration piece. TFS.

  44. Fabulously funky! Just LOVE it! πŸ™‚

  45. This is so fun and bright! I love how you used the basic black as the backdrop for the flowers.

  46. Simply Stunning!!!! And now I can’t get that song out of my head!!!! haha

  47. Wow, I love this card!! The colors are great; nice and vibrant! Cool looking flowers!

  48. Wow…I love your funky, fun, and colorful card!! Wonderful!!

  49. There is so much detail on this card – it’s stunning!

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