Monday, December 10, 2012


Happy Monday! I sure hope you folks aren't sick of me/us talking about Pinterest yet! I just love challenging myself to re-create some of the awesome artwork I've pinned...with my own twist  and using CS materials, of course. It's a no-fail formula for when my muse is illuding me.

Card inspiration #1
I found the above card by Jennae on Splitcoast stampers. It struck me as nice and masculine...and with 5 brothers-in-law...I need masculine cards. Here's my version:

I had a similar "label" die and embossing folder. Stamps from the Wild Flowers  (script) and Nature's Wonders (stems) UMs worked well for the background on the label. My Come Sail Away stencil made easy work of the greeting banner, too.

Card inspiration #2

 This is another great SCS entry by fionna51. I really liked the tone on tone look of stamping with Versamark ink and I LOVED the color combo. Here's my version:

Again, I made use of the UMs from Wild Flowers, Just Dandy and Nature's Wonders, along with Versamark ink. The greeting is from a Henna UM from YEARS ago...stamped with our new Ash Hybrid ink. (My scanner didn't pick up the contrast as nicely as I would have liked, but I think you get the idea.)

Card inspiration #3


Sometimes the inspiration isn't quite so literal...sometimes I'm just inspired by the overall feel of the card. I really liked the color wash/watercolor blending effect of the above card. So I grabbed my metallic gelatos and Bon Appetit Unmounted Stamps and this is what I came up with:

Finally, I have a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to papercrafting techniques. When I did the Bold Blooms Greetings to Go cards back in August, I was inspired to try a technique called Acrylic Resist...where you use white acrylic paint to stamp your image, and then use your Ink Applicator tool to color the entire background. The paint "resists" the cool!

Here are 2 of the cards I created using this technique:

So, there you have it! If you're interested, Club Scrap is on Pinterest, too, where you can find all kinds of inspiration and ideas. I invite you to "follow" Club Scrap's Pinterest account so you can be "Pinspired", too!

Creatively yours, 


  1. Love your take on the inspiration! Lovely cards Karen.

  2. Great entry, Karen! THis was a fun post to read!

  3. Karen, I will never get tired of Pinterest! Love your gorgeous versions of the the inspiration cards. My fave is the first one. Almost identical. Way to go.

  4. I'm lovin all these cards.....I don't get tired of Pinterest either, just don't seem to have time to create

  5. Thanks, everyone! And thanks for hangin' out here with us on the blog!

  6. This reminds me of those magazine "wear the outfits the movie stars wear for less" challenge. Love it!

  7. Thanks for all the inspiration, Karen!


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