Inspiration Card Deck Swap

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The Inspiration Card Deck is off in the mail to Jess Brogan.  The process took longer than I thought even though I initially followed Karen’s advice and underpainted the whole deck at once. I used matte spray paint from the can and laid everything outside on newpaper and gave them a good hit of the light blue on both sides.  Once dry, I stamped each card with a pattern Cling stamp, the stamp I like, what it looked like in green Staz-on was to me just gross, (Oh no, creativity panic sets in) so I pulled out a batch of my painted papers and cut up some rectangles to go over most of the blue and green.  I then stamped all over with a faux handwriting type stamp, and this effect was much better.  Went to work finding quotes and typing them into the computer to print out, covered them with inky mist for an antique effect and ripped the edges because I like ripped edges, yes I do. That’s the photo of the stack you saw from the last post.  Not done, not done,  at least not quite…bag of washi tape, snip snip, better, still not done.  Doodle, something I love to do but almost never do any more.  I took the white pen-touch by Sakura and doodled away. Slapped my labels on the back and  DONE, yeah!!!  Next year I might take a whole new approach …  I truly can’t wait to get my deck back because I know it will be fabulous and seeing it on Karen’s blog made me want to do, so I did. Process is everything after all and each step leads to a new horizon uncharted.  Hope you enjoy the pics.

A sampling of the deck

Another group of cards

doodles, doodles

my moo labels on the backs


  1. They are fabulous wish I had known about this soon enough to have taken part. Maybe next year.

  2. fantastic! those white doodles are the perfect finishing touch.

  3. These are wonderful … a real treat to see!

  4. lyle baxter says:

    you have great patience! I couldnt begin to do that! your cards look great! do you have to use cards or could you paint one big sheet, cut it into cards and add the words??? or is that cheating? have fun!

  5. Awesomely beautiful cards! I really love the quotes…especially the one by Van Gogh.

  6. What a fantastic project Corrine…you’ve worked hard on these! I love the quotes and all that gorgeous happy color!

  7. Each one a treasure. My favorite: There is nothing more artistic than to love. That is so beautiful. Everyone is an artist in that way. xo

  8. really lovely and that van gogh quote is amazing…

  9. wow, that is a big project but you pulled it off . well done.
    xxox, jill

  10. What fun- I love that you went from the “gross ” to great! All the layers make these eye candy! Your white pen doodling has really sparked me- I need find my pen and get busy!

  11. Lots of work, but beautiful results !

  12. This is the second person’s cards I have seen this morning. I love yours. They are perfect!! I can tell these must have taken you forever to make.

  13. Well these are just super! I love the quotes but your backgrounds are AMAZING! Love!

  14. Dear Corrinne, These Inspiration Cards are all so wonderfully made, love the words on them all, you have done so much work on your cards, also love the colors.

  15. A major project Corinne and you’ve succeeded admirably.

  16. Good job! I really like the quotes, and the collage is beautiful.

  17. Corrine ,they are wonderful, -they are big work,also I can read and see- but they are wonderful, and I love the white doodling 🙂
    Hugs from Dorthe

  18. Those are some dynamite cards – and FAB quotes! I hope my deck has one from you….. Like you I had to adjust mid-way a couple of times, but ended up with a very eclectic deck – it was so much fun, I’m sure I’ll be doing it again!

  19. Lookin’ good! love all the color and layers, and the washi and doodles were perfect finishing touches!

  20. mary helen fernandez stewart says:

    Isn’t it ironic….things always take longer that we think….these cards are so wonderful. Have you considered publishing these in a gift box…the perfect gift from one artist to another!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez stewart

  21. How fun and the white effects just make these pop! Brilliant! xxoo

  22. That was a beautiful undertaking! The deck turned out amazing. Your collage is always so great.
    Love your MOO labels too. I love that company! xoxo

  23. Love the Duchamp quote…every time I see his name…I think “that’s the urinal guy”. Seriously one of the only things I took away from all of those art history classes. haha

  24. I wish i had done this too, these are great! You picked some wonderful quotes too!

  25. Hiya! I followed lots of rabbit trails from your comment on my blog and finally found you here! I’m sooo glad I did! I love, love, love your work. These cards are fabulous!

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