Creating Kindness Blog Hop – Art Inspiration with Video Hop

Creating Kindness Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Creating Kindness Blog Hop. For the month of September we are all featuring projects that have been inspired by art. I have chosen to create a card with a naturally painted background look. Being inspired by elements of another hobby you enjoying a view into another world, art makes an impact on how we create.

Scroll down for the list of blogs featured in this hop. Be sure to visit as many of the design team member’s projects as you can for more great ideas!

Art Inspiration in Cardmaking



measurements for this project:

Basic Black card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (scored and folded)
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Glossy White card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Whole Lot of Lovely DSP scrap to fussy cut the oranges
Champagne Foil scrap & Watercolor paper scrap for sentiment

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Design Details

Gaining Art Inspiration in Cardmaking

Art is all around us in simple places like Tissue Boxes, shower curtains, television commercials and billboards. Any place you see an advertisement, there is an artist behind the creation. Fine art, such as painting or sculptures, are a great example of inspiration for greeting cards. Viewing a painting can make an impression of how the background was created or maybe it’s the focal point that grabs the attention. For my project, I tried a few techniques before I settled on something I could create. I found out through this experience that even though I like to look at a certain piece of art, I may not be able to use it in cardmaking the way I can imagine. So I took a closer look at what I admire most in fine art and realized that the beautifully painted backgrounds are among my favorite parts of a painting. Subtle colors that are perfectly blended are attractive to my artistic nature.

Creating a Hand Colored Background on Glossy White Paper

The one thing that Glossy White Paper does, that regular card stock or watercolor paper does, it to allow the ink to move and swirl before it settles into it’s place on the paper. When adding rubbing alcohol to the ink, something great happens. The fluids dance together and a reaction occurs that we can see. These special effects can be left to dry into the Glossy White Paper and get some really great backgrounds. In this project, I wanted to create a very dark background that WAS NOT a solid color. I could achieve this on card stock but no in the same way that I see in fine art with oil painting on canvas.

I started with browns and blended them with rubbing alcohol before adding in the black. Allowing the black to not cover all of the brown was how I achieved the look I desired. The painting of Peaches in Still Life by R.Peale is a fine example of a beautiful background. I used it as inspiration in my card and instead of peaches, I used this gorgeous paper from Whole Lot of Lovely by Stampin’ Up!. Fussy cutting the images to lay on my hand painted background brings me a smile of pleasure.




YouTube icon   Video Hop !!

Start off at my channel with this video, then click the video description to get the links to see the other Design Team’s video tutorial. Fun and easy!

There are links in the video description of each Design Team Member

but here is also a list of links to all participant’s videos:

Natalie Lapakko:
Maria Willis:
Jenny Hall:
Marcy Denning:
Carolynn Sander:
Jay Soriano:


For a visual demonstration of this project, CLICK here to watch to watch on YouTube or watch below



Click the pic above to zip over to Marcy Denning!

Have fun visiting these friend’s blogs!

Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂


Please be sure to hop along and check out all of the fantastic card projects using carry over products.  Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m glad you are here 🙂

-Jenny Hall

YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator


Jenny Hall


In answer to many questions, yes I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and YES you can join my team. I have a non-geographical team, which means you can live anywhere in the US and participate on my team. I hold monthly meetings via FaceBook LIVE in which you assemble a prepared project. Now is the best time to join as a hobby demo.

It’s a win=win for you !




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  1. This card is so pretty Jenny! Can I give you my mailing address? I love the dark glossy background and the added details on the inside of your card! You are inspirational! 💖

  2. Your card is just peachy! I love how bright and vibrant the DSP fruits look with a dark rich background, and you totally captured Peale’s mood in your card! This has been a really fun blog hop!

  3. I just saw something like this on another Blog, I loved it! I will have to try this one too! Also I am trying to make habits of kindness and in this I have been reading How Love Wins by Doug Carnine, these habit changes have indeed made a huge difference in my everyday!

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