Monday, December 9, 2013

"Pinspiration" Strikes Again!

Good Monday Morning, Everyone!

I found some really interesting cards on Pinterest since joining that site. There are so many techniques to try and gorgeous pieces of artwork to recreate using my Club Scrap stash.

I knew as soon as I saw the white heat embossed images on kraft colored cardstock that I wanted to make some panels using my collection of line image stamps. Once the images are embossed, you simply color them in using your favorite markers.

I chose to use stamps from the Artifacts Feb 2009 kit, Ornamental Dec 2009, Adobe Sept 2010, and Bandanarama Retreat 2009.

Here are the cards I created.

Ornamental Medallion stamp on kraft panel, white card base, red Tahiti panel, and Old World Christmas 2008 sentiment.
Artifacts and Bandanarama stamps on kraft panel, white card base, red Tahiti and red Arts and Crafts panels, and Holiday 2011 sentiments.
Adobe stamp on kraft panel, white card base, red Tahiti panel, and Holiday 2011 sentiment.
Hope you like my Pinterest inspired cards, and maybe you will be inspired to give this technique a try.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.









Julie






**********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**********

It's time for another giveaway! Today's vintage kit is the May 2006 Nature's Wonders Club Scrap kit. Our floral kits are always very popular, and you'll love the soft watercolor feel of this collection. This kit includes premium 8-1/2 x 11" and 12x12" printed and plain papers (with the most lovely texture!), pre-cut photo mattes, charms, cutaparts, a cool mini-album pendant project and more.



To qualify for the random drawing, leave a comment on today's blog post sharing your favorite flower with us. A winner will be chosen and announced on the December 10 blog post by 10am Central. Best of luck!

The Day 8 Giveaway random drawing winner was comment #42, Candy Hazzard. Congratulations! Watch your email inbox for a message soon!

99 comments:

  1. My favorite flower has always been the daisy. It's a very common flower. It isn't fancy or high-falutin'! It's just very down-to-earth and always puts a smile on my face!

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  2. My favorite flower is the red rose. It is so romantic and smells so nice.

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  3. My favorite flower has always been the poppy.

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  4. Mine would be daffodils. And they always bloom for my birthday. This was one of my all-time favorite kits, btw. Happy Monday!

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  5. Peony..love them!

    Love the technique Julie!

    pat-czap

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  6. easy one Gladiolus - love them!
    I love white on kraft - great job - love your cards.
    Sandra ltb

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  7. Favorite flower - roses

    Love the cards Julie!

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  8. I've always wanted you to bring back those lovely sketchy water color looking flowers. I think you should gather them all into a new kit for Spring 2014

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    1. Right on June. I heartily agree. Linda T.

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  9. Beautiful cards Julie! I think I will try this technique out too - hopefully in time to post for Pam's challenge!

    I think I would have to say my favorite flower is the calla lily, like my grandmother. Makes me feel classy ;)

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  10. I love daffodils... so bright and cheery at the start of spring!
    These cards are gorgeous! (hollykoster)

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  11. I love lilacs. Unfortunately my allergies don't love them.

    Julie, I love the first card. The way the white embossing pops from the kraft paper...beautiful.

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  12. I like sunflowers!

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  13. Julie, your cards are beautiful as always. Is the kraft paper from a CS kit?
    Thanks again CS for the chance to win this gorgeous kit.

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    1. Hi Arlene, I didn't use a CS kit for the kraft paper, however, Equestrian comes to mind of a nice kraft color or even Chapter One.

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  14. Nature's Wonder is still one of m all time favorite kits. My favorite flower is a Daisy....
    Great job on those "pinterest" inspired cards....

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  15. That kit is to die for gorgeous. I use the stamps from it all the time.

    Julie as always you have outdone yourself.

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  16. Nice panels. I love the white embossed on kraft. My favorit flower is the calla lily. I love that flower and it comes in so many colors.

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  17. This is one of my all time favorite kits, I think roses are my favorite flower, but I love then all, they are even more precious since they have such a short life span.

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  18. Julie, these cards are WONDERFUL! Love the look of white on kraft. Water-based markers?

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    1. Hi Ann, doesn't really matter I suppose, but yes that is what I used. :)

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  19. The cards are beautiful.

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  20. Since the only 2 flowers I can actually recognize is the tulip and the rose, those would be my favorite flowers

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  21. Don't really have a favorite flower. I like them all except for the stinky asiatic lily.

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  22. Beautiful cards, Julie! May favorite flower is probably a pink rose.

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  23. Love the look of white on kraft!

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  24. Great cards! I love the plumeria...have tried to grow them indoors here! Amanda Bradley (sorry, if I do this wrong, never tried to post on a blog.. hope it works! LOL)

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  25. My favorite flower is ROSE but any flower is a favorite. Love, Love, Love the Nature's Wonders kit, an all time favorite!! Also love the cards with the white embossing on Kraft cardstock!!

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  26. My favorite flower is hibiscus! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  27. Very nice collection. Natures Wonders. We are still amazed by nature here in Dallas with the ice that still remains. Sandy

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  28. Love the cards Julie. My favorite flower has always been the carnation. But I also love all of the Hawaiian flowers. So exotic!
    Marian Biegel

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  29. My fave flower is the pansy because I like those little "faces" looking back at me. This kit is one of my all-time favorites too. Linda Tollefson

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  30. Lovely cheerful colours!
    Diane Young

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  31. These are lovely! I will definitely be trying these!

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  32. I love spider mums! I also love Nature's Wonders - my kit was gone within days!

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  33. My favorite flowers are violets! And if I had known you had this kit stashed away in the warehouse, I'd have bought it from you!! So I really hope to be the lucky winner today!! (Do you have any more??? ;-) )
    Beth Moran

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  34. The cards gives me great ideas for my cards thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. I don't have a favorite flower, I like lots of them. I like purple, but I like the daisy. Is there a purple daisy?

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  36. My fave is our state flower--the Black Eyed Susan. Dottie F

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  37. This selection is just beautiful

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  38. One of my all time favorite kits! And my favorite flower is the rhododendron, especially the purple ones!

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  39. Julie! Keep finding those cool techniques ... I have no time for Pinterest; glad someone does! LOL
    My favorite flowers are lilacs; haven't seen them establish themselves anywhere near Phoenix, but I sure do miss them from my earlier homes in Minnesota and New York...
    But next to lilacs, I like this floral kit! Especially the unique paper textures...

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  40. Love your cards Julie! You always have such good ideas! As far as my favorite flower it is the Lilac. Love the color, (even the white ones which look so nice against the green leaf) and the smell says SPRING! Mary S

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  41. My favorite flower is the peony!

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  42. Most interesting cards today stamped on craft paper...thanks for finding and sharing. My favorite flower is the gerber daisy. I plant them every spring for pots on my patio in MN. Our daughter had her bridesmaids hold a abunch wrapped with wide ribbon at her wedding. Gorgeous.

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  43. Gotta be Carnations - they last & last and can be made in any color you want! (PS. They are my birthday flower, too) lol
    donna k

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  44. Julie, I love your pinspiration. Working on kraft paper is awesome and your cards are so in the season! I see the give away goes with one of my all time favourite stamps (besides the coffee!) the tulips. Fun seeing all the old and loved kits.

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  45. Very interesting technique that I'd like to try. The cards have a very different look to them. Thanks for sharing. My favorite flowers are probably tulips, including the ones from this kit. I think the 300+ pictures that I took at Keukenhof this spring would look nice on this kit. ;-)

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  46. Love the gorgeous cards, Julie. I know what I'm trying tonight!

    My favorite flower is a lilac, although I'm very partial to tulips as well.

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  47. Interesting technique, Julie. My favorite flower is any color rose! Brings back so many wonderful memories of my dear husband bringing me a dozen every Friday for almost a year! He knew where they were on sale for $1 a piece every Friday. Thanks for the chance to win this cool kit.

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  48. My favorite flower is the hyacinth .... the smell is so lovely ... For whatever reason I have never been able to grow them...

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  49. My favorite flower is a 'sunflower'.

    melinda1951@msn.com

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  50. My favorite flower is the orange poppy.

    Love those cards.

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  51. I REALLY REALLY WANT TO WIN THIS KIT! This is the first kit I ever got... the stamp kit. Not knowing how fast things disappear, I never was able to get the Sr. or Jr. kits.
    This kit is soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful! My favorite flower is still a Rose... but I am a flower person and I love them all.

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  52. My favorite flower is a yellow rose. It's bright and cheery and at the same time elegant.

    Love your cards!

    Michelle R

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  53. those cards are inspirational! Yellow rose is my favorite flower....but there are so many favorites!!!

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  54. I love all flowers and don't really have a favorite one. If I did it'd have to be the dandelion-always picked them as a child and would give them to my Mom, she'd rub it under my chin to see if I loved butter or not. Great memories for sure :)

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  55. Love your cards, I was actually fortunate to get some sheets of this paper in a craft yard sale from someone who was going digital. Very pretty paper, my favorite flower is the Day Lily, I like dandelions. Julie, I wish, you would please do a step by step demo of this technique - Thanks,

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    1. Hi Ruby, this technique is super duper simple. Stamp in white pigment ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder and color in the image with any markers you have on hand. It is so much fun!

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    2. One thing I forgot to mention, but was very helpful in creating these cards, was that I had a piece of the kraft cardstock to sample how different pen colors looked. Sort of a sample sheet. Some colors were lost on the kraft cardstock.

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    3. Thanks Julie, I thought that might be the case but wasn't sure as some looked so intricate. You are such a great artful inspiration. Thanks again.

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  56. My favorite flowers are fabric ones that don't die ;)

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  57. Julie, love your cards! So much inspiration.

    Favorite flower = roses. LOVE Nature's Wonders!

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  58. I love Australian Native flowers, with the Flannel flower topping the list.

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  59. My favorite flower is an iris.... any color iris works for me.... just such a gorgeous delicate-looking flower...

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  60. I like your cards; the technique makes interesting designs.
    I can't decide between the peony or the magnolia [grandifloria, or the big smelly one]. Of course, the peony is scented also.
    Bee Little

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  61. I love the scent and look of lilacs. Nature's Wonders kit looks beautiful...thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. My favorite flower is the shasta daisy.

    Interesting techniques.
    Regina Harris

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  63. My favorite flowers are sunflowers.... just beautiful!!!!

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  64. I don't really have a favorite flower, I'm more of a greenery girl.

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  65. My favorite flowers are whatever is in the bouquet that I receive unexpectedly

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  66. Julie, I really love those cards! Will definitely have to try that technique! My favorite flowers are Lilacs!

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  67. Julie, really love the artifacts card. So beautiful! Favorite flower is the last rose of summer. My Dad always picked it for me when I was a little girl. Sweet memory.

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  68. My favorite flower is the peony. I love their big floral heads, and their sweet fragrance.

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  69. Love the colours in the kit and Julie your cards are awesome! My favorite flower
    are the wild flowers of Australia.Especially the Banksia variety the colours on the shrubs are so vivid

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  70. My daughters name is Lilianna & we call her Lily. I would have to say my favorite flower is the lily!

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  71. I really love lilacs in the spring- they smell wonderful! Love that kit! I don't have it, but I have the tulip stamp and it is one of my favs!

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  72. I love all flowers but I think my favorite is a weed, Queen Anne's Lace. And I do love this kit. Pick me, pick me, pick me.

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  73. Oooh, love the colors in this collection so much! My favorite flower is the iris

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  74. Awwwkkk!!! I'd better identify myself. That last post was from naomi444, long-time CS member. I love all flowers but I think my favorite is a weed, Queen Anne's Lace. And I do love this kit. Pick me, pick me, pick me.

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  75. There are so many flowers that I love but I would say that the tulip is one of my favorites

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  76. My favorite flower is tulips but my daughter's is Lily and now my new grand daughter's name so I love the mboth

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  77. A simple technique, but very effective on those cards. Love it.

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  78. I've always loved Nature's Wonder! My favorite flower is either Hydrangea or lilacs - hmmm I wonder if this technique would work with the Gnomes?

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  79. Beautiful cards, Julie. Gotta try this with my "5 Tulips" Club Scrap stamp. It's my favorite, stamp and flower.
    Stef

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  80. My favorite flower is the tulip, and this set was one of my favorites.

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  82. My favorite flowers are daylilies. Love, love, love yur cards.
    Maggie Aaberg

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  83. One of my favs that I've only seen once but they were so unforgettably pretty... black barlow columbine. a deep dark purple with double blooms. I'm going to try ordering some this year. But really flowers are my love language.... any will do!

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  84. The cards are great and the kit you are offering today is beautiful! My favorite flowers are calla lilies ... my grandmother carried them when she got married and so did I.

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  85. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for the pinspiration! Tulips are my favorite flower. I wished they lasted longer.

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  86. My favorite flower is the Gerbera Daisy. Love all these ideas!

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  87. Julie, I love these cards you made! The red and the white... beautiful
    Janice Miller

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  88. How did I miss this - love the cards Julie!

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  89. Great idea of making Christmas cards with non-Christmas images. Wonderful imagination, Julie!!!

    MsScarlett

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