September 19, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #57 - Take 1


Today i have a card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge. Instead of one photo for inspiration we have 4 different photos from which you can glean some inspiration from!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I got my inspiration from the paint can lids! I went through my ink collection and picked out a few colors that matched the photos colors. I pressed, swiped and dabbed the ink onto various scrap white card stock. (i used both dye and pigment inks)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i pulled out 2 different sized circle punches and punched a few circles from each color. Next it was all about playing!! I moved the circles around this way and that way until i decided that stamping a sentiment in the center and placing the circles around the sentiment was the way to go.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I decided to use some pattern paper and i found some wide grey stripe pattern paper. I first placed the circles around the center then i added them to by card base with foam dots. I trimmed any that went past the edge.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i stamped the sentiment Always Here for You from the Speak Easy stamp set. I thought it still needed something so i added some black, gray and clear rhinestones.

I hope you will play along with us at the Be Inspired Challenge! I can't wait to see what you make!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Speak Easy
Ink: Hero Arts - Green Hills, Fresh Peach. Memento Luxe - Grey Flannel, Tuxedo Black.
Circle Punch
Rhinestones: Doodlebug - Tuxedo Jewels


  1. Dana, your circle-y, bubbly, colourful card is super SAH-WEET - and talk an awesome take on the paint can lids! The grey striped background, the spots, the sentiment..another card of yours to adore! Happy Sunday to youuuuu!

  2. This is just fabulous! I love the bouncy bubbly feel!