Inspiration Challenge

Hello stamping friend! Welcome to a new challenge with the Paper Craft Crew Design Team.  This week we have something new for you – an Inspiration Challenge!

Inspiration Challenge

What is an Inspiration Challenge

Isn’t this gorgeous? Our Paper Craft Crew founder and coordinator, Pam Staples, was visiting a friend, and this is one of the throw pillows that was there! Of course, artist that she is, Pam sees inspiration everywhere, and thought this would be perfect for a challenge.

The idea is that you use anything from this pillow to inspire your project for this challenge.  It can be the colours, the pattern, the pillow itself – whatever inspires you, dear stamper,  to create your project!

Eastern Palace Suite

I immediately saw our new In Colors – the Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist, as well as the beautiful new Eastern Beauty stamp set. So that’s what I used for my card:

Inspiration Challenge


I started with a card base of Tranquil Tide cardstock.  Cutting a panel of Whisper White cardstock, I used the Eastern Medallion Thinlits to die cut the middle.  I love how the middle flower like die lifts each of the petals, allowing you to see the cardstock underneath.

Using Lemon Lime Twist ink, the details were stamped in each corner of the panel.  On a small piece of Whisper White, the middle piece was stamped then die cut again using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.  The 14 piece die set lets you create almost endless combinations and patterns of cuts!  Talk about getting ‘the most bang for your buck’ – and you benefit even more by purchasing the Bundle – saving 10% off the combined price of the stamp set and thinlits!

After attaching the middle die cut piece with a Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the panel to the top 3/4 of the card base, using more Dimensionals.  A strip  of the coordinating Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is added across the bottom of the card.

Close Up of Die Cuts

In this photo below, you can see what I was referring to about the petals ‘lifting’ up:

Inspiration Challenge

This is such an amazing set – I’ve been using it a LOT, and I know I’ll be using a lot more!

Join the Challenge!

Now it’s your turn!  What inspiration do you get, from this gorgeous throw pillow?  Check out what the rest of the Design Team created on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog. Then link up your own project for the challenge.  I know you won’t disappoint!  Have fun creating 🙂

Order Your Supplies

Order what I used to create this card by clicking on the images below.  You’ll be taken directly to my Online Store.




Written by 

I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

1 thought on “Inspiration Challenge

I love to read what you have to say! Thanks for commenting ;)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.