It felt good to stamp after my cleaning chores were done yesterday.  I loved the layout of the print that is today’s inspiration piece and used it as my sketch. I based my color choice loosely on the image as well.


The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Chocolate chip Cardstock folded in half.

I found that when using the a color block layout with designer paper, it’s easiest if you start with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock and tape onto that. That’s what I did here. Color really won’t matter, since you will cover the entire piece up.

The Bella Rose Designer Paper panel in the center measures 2 1/2″ x 4″ and is taped to a 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

I inked up the berry stamp from Kindred Spirits in Riding Hood Red ink and added Chocolate Chip on each stem with my marker, before stamping the image on to the designer paper panel. Next the edges of the designer paper were paper pierced along with the edges, that didn’t have berries stamped over them.

My thin Kiwi Kiss borders measure 1/8″ in width. The small strips on top and bottom are 5/8″ wide. The Baja Breeze paper is from the Autumn Vine Designer Paper pack in the Holiday Mini catalog, the Polka dotted paper is from the Bella Rose Designer Paper. Both pieces on top, as well as the short one on the bottom are 2 1/8″ long, the polka dotted one on the bottom measures 3 3/8″.

I punched a ribbon slot in the bottom Kiwi strip, right next to where my main image ended and tied Kiwi Satin ribbon around the card vertically. Over it I layered a Chocolate Chip Designer Label Punchout, followed by 1″ circle with Autumn Vine Designer Paper. The words from the sentiment were inked up seperately in Chocolate Chip ink, stamped over each other on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the small oval punch to finish off my sentiment layers.

The main image looked a little to plain, so I covered all the berries first in Crystal Effect, then with Dazzling Diamond glitter.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this inspiration challenge! Have a great day! Hugs and smiles


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

32 Responses to “Sparkly Berries”

  1. Beautiful inspired card – Beate!!! The DP looks great together!!!
    You already know that I love all the sparkles – LOL!!!

  2. Beautiful! I love those frosted berries!

  3. Oh my word, this is GORGEOUS!!

  4. BEAUTIFUL, Beate! I absolutely love this! The combination of dsp is perfect…the image is perfect…. 🙂 LOVE it! 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for another fun one! Hugs & 🙂

  5. Beautiful card. I love those sparkly berries! It’s funny that you said that it doesn’t matter what color base we use because it’ll be covered up…I see you still used chocolate chiii-iiip…LOL!

  6. Very pretty! I love these inspiration challenges. The colors work so well together too…

  7. Beate, das ist mal wieder eine fantastische KArte. Die Farbenwahl ist perfekt. Der Stempel super schön. Besonders gut gefällt mir der Glitzer auf den Blümchen, das sieht echt dimensional aus… TOLL! Liebe Grüße…

  8. Oh, Beate, I love your card today! The colours are fabulous – I love that you’ve combined papers from different paper packs. That stamp is also lookin’ good! I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll do with this stamp set.


  9. Beate, this is stunning girl! Love the berries and your colour blocking! I have a super busy with with volunteer stuff but hope to get to your BIC this week!

  10. You really captured the oriental feel of the inspiration in that great card.
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely picture this week. Just back from the dentist so I’ll let my inspiration arrive in its own good time.

  11. Gorgeous Beate – love the sparkles!!! Just beautiful, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  12. OH Beate, I LOVE your take on the inspiration piece! What great stamps to use for it. . .I just LOVE it! And what a fabulous choice of patterned paper for the color blocking!

  13. You clean? I feel shamelessly guilty now. Anyway, your card is just beautiful I love the added sparkle.

  14. Oh Beate!!!
    I just LOVE it.
    I love the colors!
    And those berries…..
    Beautiful (as always!!) 🙂

  15. Lovely berry branch! Love the crystal shimmer effect you added so pretty! Your pp layers are beautifully blended! Good inspiration card Beate! Hugs, Deb

  16. Love the color blocking and those sparkly berries! 😀

  17. I love, love the sparkel… very nice color combo, love how the DP matches your stamping… so this inspiration is also a kind of sketch *thinking*….

  18. This is so beautiful, Beate!! I love all of the pretty papers and all of the sparkle too!! So glad you had time to stamp! 😀

  19. This is gorgeous – I love the sparkle. I still have yet to ink up my Kindred Spirits set but now I’ll have to!

  20. This is beautiful Beate! I love the color blocking and the sparkle! Great colors too!

  21. Gorgeous! Love those sparkles!

  22. Love this – it is so pretty, and looks just like the inspiration piece! Never too many sparkles!

  23. Beautiful! I really love this!! And I finally received my bella paper! Excited to use it!

  24. Hi beate,
    What a great sketch 🙂 I luv your card 🙂
    here’s mine

  25. Thanks for the inspiration challenge. It was fun. I’ve posted mine.

  26. Gorgeous card Beate!! Love your sparkly berries!! 🙂

  27. OMGoodness, your card is absolutely stunning!! Thank you so much for going to the effort of sharing dimensions with us!

  28. Ohhh… this is so beautiful Beate!! Love the colors, paper and glitter!

  29. These sparkly berries are so cute Beate! Great use of a sketch too. I can’t wait to play along.
    makeesha x

  30. so eye-catching! love the berries and all the dsp you used. this is beautiful!

  31. Wow! This is stunning! I love how you did the layout, the colors, and the sentiment like that!

  32. Love how you combined these papers and the sparkling berries…just beautiful!

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