Create and Inkspire July Kit – Take 3


Do you save card elements you created for another card and then decided not to use? I sure do! Nothing gets thrown away around here unless I have exhausted all of its possible uses. Today’s background was one of several stenciled backgrounds I created a year ago for a CAS card design. It spoke to me today as I felt the stenciled patterned called Flower Petal Collage from Gina Marie Designs matched this floral in the set, which admittedly is my favorite stamp of the bunch from the July Create and Inkspire card kit! I also have a thing for blue flowers, so I naturally grabbed my Towbow markers, found a color that matched the Broken China Distress Oxide used on the stencil and went to work watercoloring this beautiful image! Once dry, I fussy cut the image and selected a sentiment from the kit that I had yet to use. Before stamping the sentiment in place, I quickly die cut the panel with a Rounded Rectangle Stitched die from Pink and Main and I thought the rounded corners accentuated the stencil design. I found some matching cardstock in my stash for the card panel, layered the stenciled piece over top, stamped my sentiment and popped up the image on foam tape. As CAS as this card is, the gems that came with the kit seemed overpowering and bulky. Instead I went with Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for that girly but subtle look. Here’s the close up:


I’ve already played with another image from the set, and have a fun background picked out for it, so I shall be back again before you know it with Take 4. As a reminder, this is the debut kit from Create and Inkspire, a new company founded by the amazing Courtney Kreeber. I don’t know if there are any full kits left, but she sells the stamps and stencils separately, so hurry and see if you can grab yourself some goodies before they are all gone! And save the date!!! The August kit goes on sale August 15th, in just a few days!!! For more info about the C&I kits, check out her website or see my post on the kit unboxing HERE.

ETA: 08/17/20 This card was chosen as a TOP PICK by Make My Monday!!! Top picks please add this to your blog

ETA: 9/6/20 This card was picked as Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!!!


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15 comments on “Create and Inkspire July Kit – Take 3

  1. Sweet card, loving the monochromatic vibe. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!


  2. Gorgeously simple monochromatic and I love the shades of blue you chose, Kren! Fantastic dimension on the flower. 😀


  3. Another fantastic card, I am in aww of your talent. The inking and the flower are beautiful.

    Thanks for playing our stamp act challenge this week at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC


  4. This is a very petty card, lovely colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine


  5. Wow! Your card is amazing! I just love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT


  6. Your Mojo certainly isn’t misplaced on this card. I save all kinds of pieces as well, and have a number of pieces in empty plastic Eclipse gum containers on my desk right now. That stenciled background is so incredibly pretty and the coloring on the flower is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday challenge. Hope to see you again!


  7. Very elegant and I love how you used a stenciled image in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna, DT


  8. Wonderful design! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday Challenge.


  9. Beautiful card, I love the background, really shows off the flower. Thank you so much for joining in the Aud Sentiments Challenge, I hope we will see you again next time.
    Jenny (Aud Sentiments DT)


  10. What a beautiful card – love how you were able to use an old stencilled background! I also have a lot of unused elements that I must try to use up! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!


  11. Another fabulous card, Monica. Love the stencil with the stamped flower. Very nice.


  12. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT


  13. Beautiful project! Broken China is one of my favorite Distress Inks! I use it often in my stencil projects. Broken China and Tumbled glass together can give the most astonishing results! Thanks for a wonderful submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


  14. Congratulations! You were selected as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of August 16-22, 2020. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! Thanks so much for your awesome response and for supporting our challenge!

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