It’s Tuesday and this week I remembered to make a card for Beate’s Inspiration Challenge! Yay!! Both the topiary and the sentiment are from my new “Siberian Iris” set from Flourishes.


Sewing is not my thing. (I’ve been told that some people actually do it for enjoyment!) But I decided to give it a try on this card. Well I can say that at least I love the look if not the process of the real stitched border. The topiaries are stamped directly onto the designer paper. Oh and before I forget here is Beate’s inspiration piece. It is a print from Coldwater Creek.


Stamps: “Siberian Iris” from Flourishes
Papers: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey DP
: Chocolate Chip, Jet Black Stazon and Markers in Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Ribbons, Clip

21 Responses to “Beate’s Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #12”

  1. this is such a pretty card.

  2. What a gorgeous card, Susan!! I really love it. I have to confess though, if I had to get my sewing machine out, thread it and then practice and then actually sew on my card . . . well . . . 10 hours later I “might” have something to show for it! lol! I think if I had to sew regularily on my cards I’d have to quit stamping! I admire you for doing it!

  3. How beautiful and rich! LOVE your take on the inspiration!

  4. Susan, your card looks wonderful! I love the colors and set you chose. I love that you stamped directly on the patterned paper and the way you colored your topiaries. And I love your sewing. It looks great.
    Hugs and smiles

  5. Beautiful card!!! Love the rich colors and how special for Mother’s Day!!!

  6. This is just beautiful! Love the sewing and the colors and the stamp…the ribbon! It’s just gorgeous! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  7. This card is gorgeous!!! Your stitching looks fantastic! Everything just comes together perfectly!!!

  8. This is a lovely card with the rich earth tones and a couple of lighter highlights.

  9. This is just beautiful.. The colors are so wonderful. Great take on this challenge.

  10. Lovely card! The colors are warm and rich, and I especially love the double ribbon you chose to embellish it with. Very ritzy:)

  11. Great card! Love the earth tones.

  12. oh, this is very nice – love the colors you choose, what a special card for your mom

  13. Wonderful take on the inspiration piece! Beautiful card, Susan!

  14. Susan, this is a beautiful card and I love your sewing on it! I have not ventured into that realm of making cards, but who knows maybe someday…


  15. Oh Wow!! I love this! the white really pops. I love all the stitching too:)

  16. Wow! You totally rocked that challenge! I love your stitching and coloring!

  17. This is so gorgeous, Susan!! I love that topiary image, and your interpretation of the inspiration piece! Beautiful!!

  18. Oh my gosh, this topiary card is FABULOUS!!! I so love that topiary and I LOVE how you’ve stamped it onto the DP and then used the white pen on it — wonderful, creative project — and you are even a good sewer!!! TFS!!!

  19. While you may not love sewing, it sure looks really beautiful on this card! You did a fabulous job with the inspiration piece. I love the colours and the rustic feel to this card. Great job!!!

  20. Another fabulous Flourishes card! You do beautiful work with these stamps!

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