Day 3 of Inspired Stamp Challenge Week

After a day off, we are back to our Inspired Stamp Challenge Week – Day 3. Be sure to check out Jill's creation HERE next.

Today, Jill and I will both be using the Hero Arts Tall Flower stamp, along with THIS card by Jill for inspiration…

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And here is my take on this challenge. I cut the card to 4.25"x4.25" and let the flower stick off the top. The images are embossed, making it easier to paint the flowers with Twinkling H2Os. So much fun. And those adorable light dot papers? That is from a pack of 6×6 papers from PoppyStamps, which is run by Memory Box Dave's kids. So cool.

092210 JF Day 3 JenMcGuire

092210 JF Day 3 JenMcGuire 2Supplies: Hero Arts flower stamp; A Muse greeting; Poppy Stamps and Bo Bunny paper; Sewing machine; Twinlking H2Os

I am getting lots of questions on Twinkling H2Os. They can be used like watercolor (with lots of water) or like a thicker paint (with less water) and always leave amazing shine. You will love them – promise. You can find them HERE.

I had Twinks a long time ago but never used them. Thanks to an AWESOME class I took with Dave from Memory Box (who used to be an engineer, too!), I am now in love with them again. This card has a piece I made in class with him. The background is done with Twinks, and then we just stamped on it. Lovely results in real life…

092210 Twink 2 Dave Jen McGuire

092210 Twink Dave Jen McGuire
Supplies: Memory Box stamp; Twinkling H2Os; Hero Arts greeting and background

By the way, that plaid background? It is THIS stamp stamped once in each direction, creating the plaid. Fun.


More tomorrow. :)

42 CommentsCards

  1. Gorgeous, great take on Jill’s beautiful card Jen, love it and love the card using the h2o’s.

  2. i love the sentiment with your flower reaching outside the card, like it’s growing toward the sun and i love all those happy little dots <3

  3. Heidi

    Beautiful cards.

  4. christina~indiana

    Beautiful and so inspiring!

  5. Kathy H

    Gorgeous cards, Jennifer! I love the idea of letting your image stick off the top of the card and the Twinkling H20′s are so pretty!

  6. Janet

    Beautiful cards, Jennifer. I especially like how the tall flower extends beyond the top of the card and the little twine bow on the sentiment. I am just waiting for that paper pad to arrive from MB!

  7. Sue D

    Thanks for showing so many great cards with twinkling H2Os.

  8. Gorgeous cards Jennifer! I love the Twinkling H2O background. You have inspired me to get out my paints!

  9. {vicki}

    love how you made the plaid background

  10. Beautiful cards! Love the twinkling H2Os and the tall flower!

  11. Such pretty cards! Love them both!

  12. Sarah M

    Beautiful cards!! LOVE the soft blues in the first one!

  13. I love how the flower extends beyond the card!

  14. So pretty! Love the way the flower extends beyond the top of the card! And those cute little polka dots are FAB! I sooo need to get my hands on some Twinkling H2Os! Love everything you make with them!

  15. Very nice cards! I love how you used the stamp to create the plaid =)

  16. These are wonderful cards!

  17. Sandra

    WOW! love it!

  18. Love both the inspiration card and yours!

  19. barbara lassiter

    I love the H2O’s and have had some of the sets for awhile. I love the tips and inspiration I get from seeing them used again!!! Your card is lovely!!

  20. This is just darling, love the flower popping off the top.
    I also have had H20 for awhile and keep forget to use them. I remember teaching others to use and I never pull them out.
    I will have to get them out again. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Wanted to thank you for the info on your BIL’s CD…received last week and it came at the perfect time when I needed to hear the positive message.
    Thanks for always sharing the info

  21. Sue McRae

    Wonderful cards! Love the softness of the first one!

  22. Lin

    You used to be an engineer?!? Wow! LOVE your pretty aqua card – that color makes me happy! And I love Jill’s inspiration card!

  23. I love that beautiful blue flower! I bought some “Twinks” at Scrapfest and can’t wait to play with them! Looks so pretty on your second card!

  24. Cindy d

    Really pretty cards! The plaid is particularly awesome.

  25. Love how you’ve extended the flower off of the card, one of my favorite images!

  26. Anita A.

    I hadn’t thought of using the Twinks to make background paper. I will have to give that a try.

  27. Mendi Yoshikawa

    Love your take on the challenge card. Those blues are gorgeous and it’s really nice how the flower peeks over the edge! :)

  28. Love your cards with the twinkling H2Os but I want to know where to find the 6 pack of them that you used last week with the Creative Imaginations blog. I would love several colors. I have looked all over for them. Can you direct me to a place selling the 6 pack? Thanks.

  29. Beautiful cards, just love who they shine!

  30. Dawn T

    awesome. I feel the need for H2O’s coming on!!!!!! I have some luminous paints but the H2O’s seem better

  31. love love love your take on Jill’s card. fabulous! love the pretty shades of blue and the shine!

  32. Linda D

    Beautiful card! Never thought to use a stamp 2 different ways… only you Jennifer! Thanks for inspiring me!!

  33. Cathie Hauf

    Wonderful cards, especially love the flower card. Just bought the Twinkling H2o, can’t wait to see the difference between the that and the Perfect Pearls. I love your video’s! Thanks for the inspiration, I’m not very creative but I’m working on it!

  34. what wonderful cards !

  35. Pam

    Simply beautiful!

  36. LOVE your card!!! Fantastic!


    The flower coming out of the top of the card is great!! It really pops.

  38. Tammy Davis

    These are all so beautiful! I need to look for those stamps. Love them all.

  39. Gorgeous cards, Jennifer! I loved your use of Twinkling H2Os. I’ve never used them.

    Thanks for the link to cool iPhone cases. Love them! It’s definitely on my wish list.

  40. Wonderful take on Jill’s card! I love the fresh colours and beautiful design! The flower popping over the top looks brilliant! Your second card is gorgeous too! I love the colours and shimmer!

  41. Terri

    Hi Jennifer,

    Love the card! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Thanks too for the giveaway- just love Tim Holtz….Love the border die too!
    I guess I just love today! :-)

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