Tuesday, May 12, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Vicki Gets Inspired by Pinterest

I am rather sad; this is my last Spotlight Project for you all. DH and I are going to do some traveling and unfortunately, stamping isn't conducive to trailer traveling. That aside, I wanted to share a fun last project with all of you.

Cool, isn't it? Well, I think so :) I used Bloom Sketches with a sentiment from Fond Expressions.

It all started with my friend, Pinterest. ;)


I loved the fun vases, and that background! Yes, please!

Here is the tutorial to make my card:

Cut a smaller circle die.

Cut the next circle size up, off-center.

Cut some strips.

Scrunch up a panel of card stock.

Using inks, swipe them directly to the card panel. 
[I love the way the texture shows with this technique]

And lastly, adhere all together and attach to a card base.
I really love the modern feel of this card -- kind of fun.

It has been my pleasure showing different spotlight project tutorials for you here on the STAMPlorations blog. Just so you know, I will still be creating projects for the Inspiration Project posts, along with general designing for STAMPlorations. Thanks, Shery, for keeping me on! 

See you all later, gators...

[Note from Shery: Talk about going out with a bang! Vicki's last spotlight project is nothing short of awesome, don't you think? While we're not going to see any more of Vicki's spotlight project tutorials after this one, I'm not entirely too sad about it because she remains in the design team and will continue creating projects for STAMPlorations! And what's more, Maria F. is joining the Spotlight Team and sharing spotlight project tutorials beginning June! So get ready for hip, trendy, and chic projects from her -- it's going to be a blast!]

Supplies Vicki used in today's project:


Bloom Sketches (August/September 2014) is one of several premium 5x7 sets offered in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including free worldwide shipping, a free 4" by 6" stamp set sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) in every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for May. We'll pick ONE (1) commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on the first week of June!


  1. wooowww Vicki
    and will try your technique
    thanks for sharing
    this is lovely card

  2. You did an amazing job bringing that PIN to life!

  3. Have fun Vicki. Love this. Amazing background. Hugz

  4. Awesome project Vicki, and your tutorial is perfectly clear and to the point. Have fun in your travels.

  5. Perfect combination of both fotos... love the Backgroundtechnique ... will give it a try sometime...

    Have a lot of fun around while traveling !!!
    CU hellerlittle

  6. Wow! This is amazing! Stunning, vibrant and fabulous.

  7. Thanks for sharing your neat technique.
    Wishing you and DH a wonderful trip. There are so many places to see I know you will have a wonderful time.

  8. STUNNING!! I love that background. I immediately was drawn to it and am so glad that you showed us how to create it. Have fun traveling!!

  9. Well, darn. We'll miss Vicki and her awesome work. This is a perfect example of what I mean. That crumpled paper make a fab background and the focal point looks like it jumped right out of the inspiration piece. Yowza.

  10. Wow, Vicki - awesome as usual! Thanks for the how-to.

  11. Wow, that's a fantastic card! Beautiful technique! Have fun on your travels!

  12. Cool n Trendy !! That bg is just SUPER :)

  13. This technique has blown my mind! It is super awesome! Love your background and a greatly inspired card!

  14. LOVE this background...so sool and artsy! What an awesome way to transform Pinterest inspiration to the card!
    Sad to hear this is your last post...Will miss your tutorials and techniques!

  15. Super tutorial. You certainly did re-create those pins!

  16. Stunning bg with the dies and inks - I am going to try and thank you for the tutorial, Vicki!

  17. VICKI!!!!!
    This is my new FAV of yours...I love it.

  18. OMG This project just ROCKS:) So sad to hear you are leaving and I will miss your inspirations:(

  19. AMAZING!!! Such vivid and awesome color with this technique!! Stunning results and just so fun!!!

  20. That looks great. I love all the colors and the composition of everything - it turns great at the end.

  21. Wow...Stunning Modernistic Bright Textured Work of Art Vicki!!! I hope to try your technique soon! Love your scrunched and inked BG, bright colors, black accents and pretty main flower image. Wow! TFS my friend.

  22. What an amazing card !! Love it, and it is basically reasonably simple :-).

  23. Wonderful card, you had great inspiration from those pins.

  24. Wonderful card, you had great inspiration from those pins.

  25. I love this card. The bold vivid colors and the black just compliments them and makes the colors pop! Great job.

  26. I love this card. The bold vivid colors and the black just compliments them and makes the colors pop! Great job.

  27. oooh wow how coool is this card Vicki - excellent interpretation of those pins - fab colours and thanks for showing us how you did it all.

  28. great card from your Pinterest inspiration. You'll be missed! Enjoy your travels!


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