My Inspiration to Make a Handmade Card came from my recent Alaska Cruise with Stampin’ Up!  We love to swap cards with each other to be inspired.  Think of it as Pinterest but in person!  Here is the card that inspired me was created by fellow demonstrator Betsy.

Inspiration to Make a Handmade Card

While I could have created the card just like Betsy did I wanted to use if for inspiration and change it up with different colors of cardstock and a different stamp set.  I will be sharing several cards this month that were inspired by the swaps I received in hopes that it will help you think outside the box!


As a lover of Copper Embossing I chose to use this for my card!  I am holding it up so that you can hopefully see how gorgeous it is!

Inspiration to Make a Handmade Card Video


I shared on the video how I made my embellishment and wanted to give you an up-close photo of it.  I would love to hear your thoughts on my Faux Metal Embellishment!  Can you see the Blackberry Bliss through the embossing?

handmade cards by Sharon Armstrong

Inspiration to Make a Handmade Card Supplies Used:

Peaceful Reflections Photopolymer Stamp Set

Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set

Basic Gray Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″

Basic Gray Cardstock – Sentiment layer 3/4″ x 3″

Blackberry Bliss – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Copper Emboss Powder

Versamark Ink

Embossing Buddy

Copper Thread

1 1/4″ Circle Punch

Vellum Cardstock – 1″ x 4″ punch banner tails as shown on video

Banner Triple Punch

Inspiration to Make a Handmade Card Instructions:

Rub Embossing Buddy over the Blackberry Bliss layer

Stamp images with Versamark Ink

Pour Copper Emboss Powder over and heat set

Adhere the Blackberry Bliss layer to the Basic Gray card base with Snail

Wrap Copper Thread 4-5 times around and tie in a knot

Rub Embossing Buddy over Sentiment layer

Stamp Sentiment on Basic Gray layer with Versamark

Pour Copper Emboss Powder and heat set

Adhere sentiment layer to Vellum layer with snail

Add Sentiment/Vellum layer to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Create Embellishment layer as shown on video, add to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Try out your creativity with whatever inspires you!  I would love to hear your comments below if you try making this card!

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