How cool is this picture! It is a painting by Ivan Reyes. It is also Beate’s inspiration piece this week.

As soon as I saw this piece a couple of different cards came to mind. Both are very different styles. I couldn’t decide which way to go with it so I did both. The first one has a retro feel to it and uses DCWV’s new textured scalloped card stock. Isn’t it fun. There are page pebbles of varying sizes placed over the multicolored circles.


The second card was created by coloring the stamps with markers and the spritzing them with water before stamping them. This gives the images the look of being watercolored. It is also an SUO card meaning only Stampin’ Up! products were used.


Beate, thanks for another great inspiration piece!


Card 1
Stamps: Sentiment Circle of Friendship
Paper: Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Whisper White, DCWV Textured Scalloped Card Stock
Ink: Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Page Pebbles, Ribbon from Michael’s $ Spot, Circle Punches

Card 2
Stamps: Easy Elegance (Retired), Lots of Thoughts
Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black and Markers: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Only Orange
Accessories: Black GG Ribbon, Gold Cording, Small Oval Punch, Small Hole Punch, Brad

26 Responses to “Beate’s Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #5”

  1. Love both cards! How fun! The colors are wonderful!

  2. These are both beautiful, Susan!

  3. I love the technique you used on the second one…it makes it look like a painting…very beautiful.

    The other Charmaine 🙂

  4. These are both fabulous cards!! Love the flowers, sooo beautiful!! I bet your neighbor would love it!!

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  6. Susan, those are gorgeous! They are completely different both go well with the inspiration piece. You rock!
    Hugs and smiles

  7. Super cards! I love the effect you created with the second one though….very cool!! 🙂

  8. Love both cards… very pretty!

  9. Gorgeous cards! I’m so glad I discovered your blog!

  10. I agree that the picture is so cool! And so are both your cards!! Both so different but both so spot-on for the challenge!!

  11. These are both gorgeous and so different!!! The one with the trees is really stunning!

    The inspriation painting is really cool too!

  12. what great cards, your second one is “stunning” most definitely have to case that one.

  13. Susan – both of your card a just beautiful!!! The pepples on the first one are super cute and the watercolored look on the second card is simply awesome !!!

  14. Wow, this is way out of my comfort zone, but you have done a great job on BOTH of them!! Awesome! I haven’t done a challenge in days and days…..still workin’ on Easter!

  15. Gorgeous cards! I love both of your takes on the inspiration challenge!

  16. As a watercolor lover I have to say your flowers are stunningly wonderful, but I also love the first one! Not an artist, HUMMMFFF!! 🙂

  17. Both of these are wonderful for this challenge. I love the colours; so unique. Joan

  18. Both are fantastic! I Love the use of the pebbles and the water colouring and spritzing is sooooo darn pretty!

  19. Both cards are wonderful!!! I haven’t done that spritzing for a long time. Forgot how pretty it is!! Will have to do that real soon…thanks for the inspiration too!

  20. What a great inspiration piece. Awesome cards.
    Especially love your second creation! It’s stunning. Wonderful technique. Your colors are gorgeous — the black foliage is striking against the colors of the blossoms.

  21. Both of these cards are beauties! Both really reflect the inspiration piece, but as you said, they are sooooo different. Love them both.

  22. Susan – these are amazing! TFS your talent! Marta

  23. Susan, both these cards are great. I especially love the retro one…it is so cool, gf!


  24. Wow, two very different, but both very beautiful, cards

  25. Wow — both cards are fantastic! I love what you did with the inspiration colors, and your designs are great! 🙂

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