Inspired Stamp Challenge Week

Happy Monday!

A few weeks ago, I did a same-stamp challenge with my dear, talented friend Joy Taylor. We had just been talking and feeling inspired by each other, so I had the idea to do the week of fun. And we loved it! So, I decided to do this more often.

So, I am excited to start a same-stamp challenge week with another person I admire so much – Jill Foster. But we are going to add another element to the challenge. We are going to not only both use the same stamp, but also use the same source of inspiration. Fun, huh?

The reason we decided to add the inspiration element is because Jill's incredible blog is based on the "inspired by" idea. Each week she picks an fellow cardmaker. Each day she picks a card that cardmaker made and shows a card she created inspired by it. Love this concept.

So, let's get started.

Here is the stamp we decided to use for Day 1, along with an inspiration card I picked of Jill's…

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And here is my card. To be honest? I hate it. Ha. I wanted warm, fall colors, but it looks just awful. Ha. But it is what it is, so here it is. (Like that line?) I am not picky about what I create. ๐Ÿ™‚ Jill's inspiration card is a masterpiece – I wish I would have done it justice! Anyway, here it is…

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Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (flower, greeting, background), card, paper and accents; Twinkling H2Os (for all coloring); Versafine Black (for embossing flower); Clear Embossing Powder; Basic Grey Paper

Lots going on on this card. Everything was done with Twinkling H2Os – the painted circle, flower and stamped background. THIS background stamp is so good for inked backgrounds…

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And THIS is still my favorite greeting stamp set of all time. Period.

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Be sure to check out Jill's take on this stamp and inspiration HERE. She is amazing – I am sure it will be wonderful.

BTW… to all you amazing gals I saw this past weekend at Scrapfest – THANK YOU. You were all so fun, wonderful, warm and encouraging. My favorite part was having dinner with lots of Hero Arts Flickr girls – so fun. Love to you all. If any of you have pics, please email me. I did see this one from my new friend Barb and stole it from her blog. It totally captures Shari and I. Love my silly Shari…

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Happy day to you.


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71 thoughts on “Inspired Stamp Challenge Week”

  1. Jennifer – I happen to love the card – I love everything about it! The background strips – the sparkle, the colors, the flowers ….. LOVE IT!
    Sandra

  2. Awe… The colors might not have turned out the way you envisioned it, but I think the layout and design of the card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I’m excited to see your designs over the week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow- so good to hear you make cards you hate, too! I thought everything you touched turned to gold… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think the card is great, though- but maybe it’s the grey stripes bringing you down? They’re the only part that I can possibly imagine not liking on this fabulous card!

  4. Love your card. Love the Twinkling H2Os but I cannot find them anywhere to buy some! I checked 3 or 4 LSS as well as hobby chain stores and online and came up with nothing. I clicked your link to Simon Says and they don’t have them either that I could find. Am I missing them somewhere? Where do I purchase some. Thanks so much. Donna

  5. Total awesomeness! I think it is beautiful. One of the many things
    I like about you is that you are so real genuine. Always be you.
    Thank you for sharing all that you do.

  6. this is going to be a super fun week to see both of you and Jill’s cards! very pretty card and wonderful take on Jill’s card. love that you used the flower pedals as leaves. one of those days i wanna to be at Scrapfest!!!! =) thanks for sharing the cute photo!

  7. Just got a chance to check out Friday’s CK blog. I loved it-I’m ready to break out my chalks. I didn’t know you could do that with Versamark-thanks for the wonderful technique!

  8. Well… it’s not my favorite but it certainly isn’t anything to hate that’s for sure! You always do a WONDERFUL job! Thanks for inspiring!!

  9. I love what you did on the background! It was the first thing I noticed, and I love the mix of colors… Then I read your post, and just had to crackup…card makers are such perfectionists!!!

    Super cute photo!!!!!

  10. Aw, Jen, don’t hate your card, lol.

    I think it’s nice, not my favorite of all time of yours, but I think you don’t care for it because the color ratios of green, yellow and orange are too balanced.

    Your analogous color scheme is fine, but one color should be dominant, another subordinate and the third, intermediate.

    The composition is lovely, however, I’m copying this one into my card sketchbook. And I adore that striped background! Gotta get me one of those stamps. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for all the inspiration.

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