Artistic Avenger

Hope Squared – Inkspirations Challenge #55


This week at Inkspirations, we’ve got an amazing sketch for you all to try your hand at. At first I was a wee bit intimidated but once you get started, it’s a super fun breeze! Here is a quick peek at the sketch but make sure you head over the Inkspirations Blog to see the creations of the other design team members.

This card is a 5″ x 5″ square and the base is Crumb Cake and then layered with Always Artichoke, Rose Red and then Very Vanilla. On the Very Vanilla layer, I added 1 1/4″ circles of Springtime Vintage designer paper and then over it Crumb Cake scalloped squares in which I’d punched out the centre with a 1″ circle punch. You followin’?

To finish off, I just added little embellishments here and there and then a great bow made with Victoria Crochet trim and Always Artichoke seam binding. I’ve kept it all together with an Antique Brad.

The sentiment is from Hope Happens and is stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla and then I stamped the large flower from Elements of Style over it (but I stamped it off first).

This is a great way to showcase your designer paper – hope you like it!

Now to check out what the rest of the DT came up with…..


Products used on this project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Very Vanilla.

Ink: Crumb Cake.

Stamps: Hope Happens, Elements of Style.

Accessories: 1″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, scallop square punch, neutral buttons, Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, linen thread, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Big Shot, Springtime Vintage designer paper, Basic Pearls, Victoria Crochet trim, Always Artichoke seam binding, Antique Brads.


26 thoughts on “Hope Squared – Inkspirations Challenge #55

  1. I am so glad I have some of this paper. This is going to be a great card to make. Thank you

  2. Such a beautiful card!!! Love everything about this one!

  3. I absolutely love this card. What a great way to show off the Designer Paper! This is going to show up in my February class for sure.
    Cynthia Stevenson

  4. Wow, that’s an awesome take on the sketch!! Love the windows in the scallop squares showing the pattern paper πŸ™‚

  5. Carrie –
    This is simply breathtaking!! I mean, really!! I can hardly breathe it’s so beautiful!! You’ve really outdown yourself!!
    Hugs –

  6. Wow again and again! LOVE this!

  7. You are one talented stamper, Carrie! Love how you over laid each panel with the punched scalloped square and added lovely little details to a few. Fabulous work on this week’s sketch!!

  8. you are amazing!

  9. Wow… love this card so much. I love your use of different DSP. Tks for sharing, please keep up the great work!

  10. Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!


  11. And just when I think think I have seen it all …….along comes the Artistic Avenger….fabulous idea! The Carrie Component:: Three sweet pearl centered flowers peeking out of the upper window!

  12. This is an absolutely gorgeous card!! I’m blog jumping tonight to get some inspiration for my Moms BD card and I have definitely found it. I hope you don’t mind, but I am definitely case’g this beauty. Will link back to your blog so everyone knows where it came from.
    Thank you for sharing.

  13. Amazing Carrie! Love, love, love how you have interpreted this sketch. The scalloped “frames” are brilliant, the double bow is glorious & all those teeny, tiny embellies are so pretty. πŸ™‚

  14. Stunning work Carrie, your interpretation and colour scheme is wonderful.

  15. Just beautiful Carrie. What an amazing take on the sketch…I love all the details, the scalloped frames, the beautiful designer paper and the lovely bow. This is a masterpiece. Have an amazing week.

  16. Hi Carrie!
    I absolutely LOVE this card!! The colour scheme is divine and that designer paper is gorgeous. WOW!

  17. Such a cool and original design! Love how you showcased this gorgeous paper. Blessings, Diane

  18. Super cute and a fun way to showcase the sketch! πŸ™‚

  19. You are SO creative!!! Love everything you do πŸ˜€

  20. I LOVE your DT card!! It is so sweet!! TFS

  21. I fell in love with your card!!!! it’s amazing!!!!!!!! it’s so warm and sweet that my heart melts……

  22. If this card were any more wicked awesome, my head would explode. : )

    xo B.

  23. Such a beautiful card – I’ve never seen anything like this before. The scallop windows are so very effective – just gorgeous!!!!!

  24. Beautiful card

  25. what a lovely card.

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