April 4, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #51


The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge just got better!! You now have 4 weeks to complete a challenge, the winner wins TWO stamps AND the winner gets to be a Guest Designer for a future Be Inspired Challenge!! Whoo Hoo!!! It the second week in the new challenge, so you still have plenty of time to play along! Here is the inspiration photo:

Aren't this poka-dot cloths pins so cute!! For my card i went a little elegant! To start i used a red card base and placed a poka-dot stencil over it. I used white pigment ink to color the poka-dots. When the dots dried they look more pink then white! I added a red strip of card stock across my cardbase.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i die cut a flower die in red and a dark green. I used some distress ink to ink up the edges of the flower. I added the dark green (minus the flowers) to my red die cut. So the stems and seed pods are green and the flowers are red! I adhered the flowers to my card base with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i die cut a little tag and stamped the Love you Lots from The Alley Way Stamps Flower Doodles stamp set! I added a tiny wood cloths pen to the top of the tag and glued it to my card base.

I just love how this turned out! Its a lot of red, but the pinkish poka-dots really help to break up the red!!

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow i'll be back with a video featuring aSketch Technique with stencils!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Flower Doodles
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain. Color Box - Frost White Pigment Ink
Die: Penny Black - Field of Dreams
Stencil: Heidi Swapp


  1. Loving all the red and that great flower die!

  2. Gasp...Dana, this is breath-taking! Your card again reveals your versatile style and flair in creating something ever so elegant! The red flowers, the polka dot background, the pop of green stems, the clothes peg. Wow! This is top-notch, show-stopping lovely!

  3. This is AWESOME! I love the slight pinkish tinge, it softens the whole card. And the shading on those dies - everything really pops. Love that tiny clothespin too!