It’s time for another Crafty Friends Challenge. This time Charmaine is the hostess and she gave us this photo as an inspiration:

I really liked how the orange flower in the center popped out of the image and the most of rest of the image. So I started out inking up the solid flower image from The Craft’s Meow Happiness is… with Cantaloupe Memento ink. The edges of the stamp were inked with the Potter’s Clay Marker before the image was stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The leaf of the same set was inked up with Pear Tart Memento Ink and the edges and lines were colored with the Bamboo Leaves Marker before it was stamped. That was repeated before both leaves and the flower were cut out.

A sentiment from that same set was stamped  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag 3 die. The tag was adhered to another piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the Fair Isle Pennant die.

Two pieces of My Mind’s Eye On the Bright Side Two were cut and embossed with a Grand Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched before May Arts ribbon was tied around the layers and through an opening of the sentiment layers. The layers were adhered to the paper layer with dimensional adhesive before they were adhered to the card base, a piece of white cardstock cut and embossed a  Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

The ribbon bow was topped with a button that was tied on with embroidery thread. A piece of Fancy That! Border bling finishes off my card. I hope you have time to participate in the challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles


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

23 Responses to “Crafty Friends Challenge #3 – Inspiration challenge”

  1. This is stunning with the orange flower and button- such a great pop of color

  2. Your Cards are always such a joy to see!! Love that orange Flower!

  3. Wow what a rich card again! And just love the sentiment. Perfect! Hugs! Mojca

  4. Oh this is just gorgeous, Beate. I really love these colours and everything on your card is assembled so beautifully x

  5. Very cute. Your flowers are placed perfectly.

  6. Gorgeous, as always, Beate! I LOVE you using the Spellbinders dies in such an elegant way you always do! Ohhh… and the tulle bows are always just fantabulous and the perfect finishing touch for your cards 🙂
    Have a great Sunday!
    Sylvia xx

  7. Wowza – that’s a stunner!! I love this combo too. I might need to play today!

  8. Loving this orange and green combo…very fresh! Your creations are always amazing!

  9. Gorgeous card!
    God Bless 🙂

  10. Great interpretation of the inspiration photo. I love the contrast of the warm melon and green with the crisp white and cool gray of the background layers!

  11. Beautiful!!! That flower jumped at me as well! Hope I can find an evening to play along this week. I have some new flower and leaf dies from MFT that are itching to be used 😉 Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Just SO gorgeous Beate!! Thank you for the inspiration, as always!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  13. This is so pretty, love how the orange flower just pops

  14. Yummy colors! Beautiful, inspiring creation.

  15. Beautiful!! Simply beautiful!

  16. A beautiful card, Beate, perfectly inspired.

  17. I never would have created with such a pretty palette…LOVE those color challenges!! TFS

  18. This is just gorgeous, Beate!! I love the beautiful flower and leaves!! The colors are stunning!! Thanks for the inspiration!! I’m headed to my craft room so I can play along with the challenge 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  19. Ohhhhh Beate so ein wundervoller Spruch und so eine zauberhafte Karte.

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  20. this is so pretty, Beate! love your take on the challenge!

  21. so pretty, your flower and button just pop against that grey and white background!

  22. The inspiration photo is really pretty, and so is your card, Beate! The orange flower and button certainly add such charm to the card. Love it! {hugs}

  23. Just gorgeous, Beate! I LOVE those die cuts and that flower! What a beautiful card!

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