Thank you!

So this card is inspired by the Etsy Inspired Challenge. This week they are spotlighting Linkel Designs. I kind of want everything from this store! Wow!! Here are the two jewelry pieces I was inspired by:
I have had this Hero Arts Cling stamp for a while, and some how I hadn't used it yet. The ring on the right reminded me of it and inspired me to make the flowers 3D. First, though, I have to talk about my faux Guide Lines II. I was reminded by the medallion on the left that I had been tempted to buy it. Then, I thought, "how can I recreate that look?" I saw my Amy Butler Lotus Floral stamps and this beautiful medallion image and created a background with it! I love you PTI, but this totally works! Let me know if you try something like this. It's super fun!
I made this flower by coloring it with Distress Inks ala Jennifer McGuire. It was really fun!
Another Distressed flower! Also, another look at my versamark on kraft faux giant Guide Lines.
I found out something else while making this card. You can color the clear rhinestones that PTI sells with Copics! Custom gems! Yay!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Etsy Inspired and Linkel Designs!
Card stock: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Neenah Paper Environment (desert storm)
Stamps: Amy Butler (lotus floral), Hero Arts Cling (thank you)
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Adirondack (pitch black), Ranger Distress Ink (shabby shutters, pine needles, broken china, milled lavendar, spiced marmalade, fired brick, worn lipstick)
Markers: Copic
Gems: Papertrey Ink
Tools: Ranger inking tool and foam
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,


  1. You know, I don't color so I don't have any markers....but I really do think the idea of coloring gemstones is fantastic. Talk about having the perfect matching bling any time you need it! Love the contrast of the bright colors on the more natural background too.

  2. Love your guide lines :) finally broke down yesterday and ordered the set!! the Hero Arts label looks fabulous popped up!

  3. gorgeous...the colors just POP!

  4. Love your faux guidelines background! Also, great coloring on the flowers, it really makes them pop!!

  5. Super cute and can I just say I SO NEED GIGA GUIDELINES! :)

  6. This is fantastic! Love the colors, the images, everything! :)

  7. Oooh cute! I love the poppin' colors on yoru card!

  8. Gorgeous... I love the 3d flowers and your background is great!

  9. this is so great- and I totally thought you'd already got your PTI order! :)

  10. Beautiful card! Love the background -- I really need to stamp my backgrounds more. I'm such a junkie for patterned paper, it's usually my "go-to".

    Oooh.... Ideas....

  11. What a stunning card! I love all the flowers you used! Thanks for playing along with the EtsyInspired challenge this week, it means so much to me!

  12. Kelly Marie! This is amazing! I love it! So bright and cheery! And your inspiration pieces are perfect!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!


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