Here is what I came up with for today’s Be Inspired challenge.

I remembered last night at 10:00 p.m. that I hadn’t made a card for it yet. Yikes!

I wrote down White, Turquoise, Black and Celery for colors and stripes and leaves for design.

I started with piecing Certainly Celery Prints Designer Paper strips over a 3″ x 4″ piece of Tempting Turquoise Prints Designer Paper to create my focal image base.

Next I stamped the Essence of Love stamp over the striped background with Black StazOn, layered it on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock and paper pierced around the top half of the paper. I added a double photo corner out of Basic Black and Certainly Celery cardstock to the top left and topped it off with three turquoise brads. 5/8″ Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon was tied around the lower half of both layers.

The sentiment is also from Essence of Love and is stamped in black on a 1″ circle punchout out of Certainly Celery Prints Designer Paper. That is layered on a 1 1/4″ Tempting Turquoise Prints Designer paper circle and a 1 3/8″ black circle. The turquoise layer was paper pierced. Under the sentiment I added a 1/4″ black circle topped with another turquoise brad. The sentiment circles were adhered underneath the ribbon knot.

The butterfly was inked with Tempting Turquoise ink and kissed with the black inked Stitched background. Next I outlined the stamp with a black journaling marker before stamping it on white cardstock. It was cut out, adhered with dimensionals. Stardust Stickles was added to it’s wings.

My card base is a 4″ x 10″ piece of Certailny Celery folded in half. The gorgeous Stitched background was embossed in white over the entire card front before the other layers were attached with dimensionals.


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

40 Responses to “Striped weeds”

  1. Oh I LOVE it! Love the stamps and how you stamped it on the cardstock! So neat!

  2. OOOOOOOOOMG!!!! So wonderful, I love this set…and the color!!! Thanks for this beautiful inspiration…:-) By from Germany…Silke

  3. Very very pretty Beate – I just love these colors together. So fresh & fun just like you!!!

  4. Pure genius to incorporate the stripes the way you did….gorgeous card too !!! 🙂

    Dance on…5 More Sleeps !!!!

  5. This is beautiful! I love the stripes of DP! I can’t wait for UPS to show up with this stamp set!!!

  6. Beautifully done Beate! Love it! 🙂

  7. The card is even more beautiful than the inspiration!

  8. hmm – it’s a gorgeous skirt, and I really like the way you’ve done the stripes in the card – but I need to get my lateral-thinking cap on. I saw just that shade of turquoise in a wool shade-card that came today – lovely summer colours.

  9. Ohhhh! This is lovely!

    Many Blessings,

  10. One word….gorgeous! I don’t know how many of your cards I have socked away for future caseing, and this is one of them! I love the colors, the layout especially!

  11. This is so cool! I love where the inspiration came from – it’s such a great card.

  12. What an AWESOME idea! I love it. Love everything about this card.

  13. This is gorgeous! I love how you did the stripes of dp, then stamped the image on top!

    Thanks for a great inspiration piece, too! Off to play! 🙂

  14. I just laughed at your title “weeds”, very funny! Great card too, love the stripes and the colors you picked.

  15. How cool is this!! Yes we did use the same set and colors.. (like minds? I wish!! lol) But our cards are very different. I love the shimmer on the butterfly! Beate this is gorgeous!

  16. LOL! So funny that you called this post “Striped Weeds”…because I always refer to this stamp set as “The weed set”. heeheehee
    However, you make me even want the weeds! Another beautiful card.

  17. Great, love the colors…..that turquoise makes the card a real hit!

  18. Senorita Beate…I love your card inspired!!! It’s Beate-ful! Ok…I probably killed that word already huh? LOL! Still, that’s what your work is…BEATE-FUL!~Gabby

  19. WOW! This is just stunning!!!

  20. Beate, this is *so* pretty, and so different from your norm. . . I love all of your work, but really love the pop of this one!

  21. Beate – another “Drop Dead Gorgeous” card!!! I absolutely love it!!! Du bist einfach super!!!

  22. This is just beautiful! I love it! TFS 🙂

  23. Beate-this is gorgeous. I love the colors and the layout of the stripes! I’ve admired your work from “afar” for quite a while now and recently discovered your blog…dangerous! Awesome!!

  24. I adore this card!!!! really, really adore it!! not only do i love, love, love butterflies but i love, love, love green…i really like the turquoise with it too…it is gorgeous!!!

  25. I love, love, love your card! I love the way you came up with your idea. The inspiration piece is a beautiful piece that I’d love to own! TFS.

  26. I’m really lovin’ this color combo! Awesome… 🙂

  27. Beautiful Beate! I love that stamp set! You have me wanting it more and more. It’ll be on my order in April 😉

  28. Fantastic card! Brilliant idea to layer the two different designer papers together and then stamp! Love it!!! 🙂

  29. Just absolutely gorgeous Beate and I am totallly in love with the inspiration piece!! Love the colors and details on your card – now I am off to make mine! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  30. Love the summery colors! Your card is beautiful Beate! Love the DP you choose for your background. Hugs, Deb

  31. OMgosh…what a stunning sample for your inspiration piece!! I love the colors/papers, the set you used, and all of your fab piercing!! Beautiful!!

  32. Hi Rock Star BFF! Here is mine- tfs! How in the world do you get some many comments- I get none pretty much! How long have you been bloggin? Also are you on the design team for SU? How long have you been with SU? You are so good at what you do- and have so much stuff, I need some tips.

  33. I really like how you stamped over the different stripes of paper. Too cool. Love the brads in the corner too. Joan

  34. I love the card and the colors of this challenge here is my card.

  35. Just Beautiful, pretty stamping and love the butterfly!

  36. Wow Beate!
    The turquoise really pops out on this one! Love this idea!!!


  37. I really love your card for this challenge. I had to stretch my imagination for this one. Thanks for the inspiration!

  38. So pretty! I love these colors and the popped up butterfly.

  39. gorgeous gorgeous the stripes of color! Fantastic card–you work well at night!

  40. This is gorgeous, Beate! I gotta try this one!

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