Inspiration Challenge 21


Its Friday again..…{YAY} the end of the week and Inkspiration challenge time again. I just wanted to say sorry to everyone that I have not uploaded many cards over the past three weeks, I have been a busy little chicken but I am happy to report I did get some stamping time in this week and have taken photos today so next week I will be back on track.

This week is a inspiration challenge….. when I first looked at the image, I straight away thought pretty, vintage and Roses, this is one of the easier inspiration challenges that Keesh has set and I can see lots of pretty cards being make this week. If you have never played along….go on… its fun, just go to Kirsty’s site for all the details and add your creation to Mr. Linky so we can check them all out.


Here is what I came up with, lots of stamping and no Pattern Papers! I have just used En Français Background stamp and the Flourish from Vintage Vogue on all three stamped layers, including a little En Français over the Rose layer. On the Brown layer I have added texture by sponging Close to Cocoa Ink over Close to Cocoa Cardstock then stamped the images in Chocolate Chip Ink. For the Pink layer I have clear embossed the images on Regal Rose Cardstock, sponged the edges in Regal Rose Ink then I did a little Emboss Resist by applying White Craft Ink over the Cardstock and wiped off the excess ink. I am really happy with the effect it has created.


I added this shot to try and show you the stamping detail over the Rose and also with the background when I stamp the En Français I have only stamped parts of the image, by having the stamp face up and placing the Cardstock on the stamp {which is the opposite way to how we normally stamp} I only rub parts of Cardstock which creates the “empty” sections were I have then stamped with the Flourish image….. get me???? Also on the Pink background when I embossed I did not worry about wiping away the excess embossing powder as I wanted that to stay because it added to the background effect.


Inside…. as you can tell mine is a Mother’s Day card because it felt like it had a Mother’s Day feel.


Stampin’ Up! Materials:
Stamps: Fifth Ave Floral, Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags, En Français and Occasional Greetings
Ink: VersaMark, White Craft, Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa and Regal Rose
Paper: Very Vanilla, Choc Chip and Regal Rose
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Pretties Kit Cream Pearl, Build a Brad and Blender Pen


Check out the other DT’s creations and be inspired!







April DT Guest Louise

37 Responses to Inspiration Challenge 21

  1. Karen Thomas says:

    This is one stunner of a card Teneale! Well done!


  2. What a stunner. Beauiful card.

  3. Alison Koutzas says:

    This is a gorgeous card!! Wow!!

  4. Chantelle says:

    Stunning work Teneale – it’s like you’ve created your own DP – Lovely job.

  5. Louise Ryan says:

    Gorgeous Teneale! So many little details is what makes your work so unique. You are always so inspiring. Thanks for having me as your guest this month – I’ve absolutely loved it and will definitely play along more often now!

  6. Kez says:

    GORJUS with a capital G! Lovely; can’t wait to make this in class next week, yippee! Thanks for some wonderful inspiration yet again.

  7. Joanne Jensen says:

    I love the way you’ve done the background layers – it’s just gorgeous. And the gathered ribbon is a beautiful extra touch. A stunning card.

  8. Susan Joyce says:

    Very elegant! Love your interpretation of the challengeTeneale.

  9. Kirsty Brown says:

    Wow Teneale! Just stunning. There is so much work involved and it has come together beautifully! well done!

  10. Lynn says:

    Stunning card!!!

  11. MicheyMoo says:

    Wowsers Teneale!! This is an absolutely stunning card!! I can’t believe all the detail. Its beautiful. xx

  12. absolutely stunning! You put so much work into this and it shows!!:)

  13. Cindy Major says:

    Your creations always knock me over. Another little gem! So nicely put together, and I LOVE the inside as well! What a soft, elegant look you’ve achieved. I just love it!


  14. Sally Little says:

    oh WOW Teneale, this is mega gorgeous, what a lucky Mum to receive such a beautiful card. x

  15. Ohh my!
    This card is gorgeous!!!
    So stunning!

  16. Renée says:

    this is sooooooooooooo gorgeous! Love everything!

  17. Lisa says:

    What a truly beautiful card! LOVE it!

  18. Aliessa says:

    I am in total awe! Your work is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it!

  19. Ruth says:

    This card is first class ! I love everything about it !

  20. Anne E says:

    All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!! Absolutely amazing Teneale I just love your work it is truly beautiful.

    Have a great day

  21. Monika/buzsy says:

    Gogeous card! Love the pretty rose and the great colors… the background is just awesome! :o)

  22. OMG!!! So so so beautiful!!!! I’m loving this and everything about it. TSMFS!

  23. Mae Collins says:

    This is such a beautiful card Teneale! TFS

  24. this card is a ANOTHER work of ART!!!! I want to buy it, frame it and stare at it all day long!!!!! hehehehe Really really lovely Teneale…xxx

  25. Julie Chase says:

    Oh wow, this is the most elegant card I have seen, Well done, Its great

  26. Karen Campbell says:

    Yipee I get to make this gorgeous card on Friday,I will try and behave and get it to look nearly like your sample as I don’t think anyone can ever Make a Teneale Card the way you do.Love it to bits.

    See You Friday

    Karen xo

  27. Kel says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  28. Kirsty Brown says:

    I know I have already commented on this lovely card but I have an award for you Teneale to show you how much you inspire me and it is over on my blog. I cannot wait to see you at convention!!

  29. Jeanette says:

    Beautiful! I hope I can duplicate it. This is just stunning.

  30. Steph says:

    OMG this is just devine!! You have certainly out done yourself this time it is a stunning card! Can’t wait to see what else you have been creating! Steph X

  31. Incredibly beautiful! I was certain the background was not SU until I read your tutorial….very clever …and stunning!

  32. Debbie Airey says:

    This is such a beautiful card Teneale! I have given you a blogging award. Please collect it from:

  33. Bev Mantle says:

    Oh, I love this one. You soooo inspire me. tfs. xxx

  34. Wow! Love all the detail on this card … thanks so much for all the info you shared to let us know how you did it all. This one is on my ‘TO CASE’ list! Can’t wait to try it! xxAxx

  35. Teneal. It is thanks to you that I have finally purchased the En Francais background stamp. This card is gorgeous and will very likely be CASED today for my MIL. Thanks.

  36. Linda Bandow says:

    You show up on Nancy’s weekly picks so frequently and with good reason….love your work and will check back soon. TFS