Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Gift Tags - Inspired By Stamping

Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by. I have made these gorgeous tags ready to be placed on some Christmas presents. I have gone with 2 colour combos some Pool Party, white and crumb cake AND Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz and White. I have kept the tags simple with some added embellishments using my white gel pen, ribbon and embossing.

Making tags is a great way using up some strips of ribbon that may have been left from previous projects. 
I  keep my left over card stock from previous projects in document drawers sorted by colours.  I used my left over cherry cobbler pieces and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I am a big fan of embossing as it really make the images stand out and add dimension.

My inspiration for the 2nd lot of gift tags is from the November Colour combination Inspired By Stamping Challenge. Hope to see you join us over this month blog challenge.


Monday, 17 November 2014

Inspired By Stamping - Asters Stamp Set

Hi crafting peeps, Jo here, I have 2 cards for you today. 

The first card I  heat embossed using white embossing powder on water colour smooth cardstock. To colour  the Aster flower I have used distress mini inks Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers with my aqua brush. I generously saturated the water colour cardstock around the aster and applied Tumbled Glass distress ink for a light blue back ground wash effect.

I have faux stitched using my white gel pen on the sides of the center panel. 
I have used retired designer series paper from SU for the side panels. Colour combination used for this card is Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. White Staz On ink has been used on the Coastal Cabana cardstock and coordinating taffeta ribbon as the embellishment.

For the second card I have copic coloured the Aster stampset. The image was stamped using Desert Sand momento Ink on X-Press It Copic blending cardstock. Colour.

For the Sentiment I have used Big Notes stampset with  Versafine Onyx Black ink for a crisp image. For the bow and Ribbon I have used from the Christmas Ribbon collection.




Sunday, 16 November 2014

Post Card Christmas - Inspired By Stamping

Today's card I am sharing another Vintage Postcard Christmas Card. I love this stampset and the Christmas Add On postage stampset to make this even more Christmassy :) I have used the reindeer postage stamp and layered a christmas star post mark with silver ink.

The colour combination I have chosen for today's card is Night of Navy, Smokey Gray, Shimmery Silver with whisper white.

I have sponged the edges with smokey gray ink to soften the white cardstock and add the touch of vintage feel.

I have used glossy accents on the bow to add a level of dimension and shine to the card.

On this inside of the card I have used the Christmas Greetings stampset and have also sponged around the edges of the whisper white cardstock.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Just Add Ink -#238 Just Add a Sketch

I have entered this card in this weeks Just Add Ink sketch challenge. I have used non traditional Christmas colours in creating this stocking card.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Kraft and Silver Glitter
Inks - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Bermuda Bay & Coastal Cabana
Ribbon - Silver 1/8", Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon & Coastal Cabana Stretched Ruffle
Punches - 1 3/8"Circle & 1 3/4" Scallop Circle
Embossing Folder - Large Circle
Extras - White Gel Pen

Poinsetta Card - Inspired By Stamping

OK let me start with a warning! I love this stampset. There is so much potential and versatility I squealed with excitement when I first laid eyes on it. Below I have Copic coloured in one card and Heat Embossed on vellum in  the other.
Card 1

Copic Colouring is one of the most relaxing things I love doing. I am still learning and continuing to learn every day especially when it comes to copics. There is so many facets to colouring and adding dimension to an image and it is even more fun when you have a fabulous stampsets to do it with. Inspired By Stamping have an awesome array of stampsets that you can copic colour with.
I have used 4 stampsets for this card to achieve the end result. I kept the colour scheme to Cherry Cobbler, Vintage Sepia, and Crumb Cake. Instead of using the traditional Black Momento I have used Rich Cocoa as I didn't want to out line to be too dark.
To embellish the card I have used gold sequins and cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon. Very light sponging has been added around the sides of the card to make the very vanilla cardstock not so stark.

Card 2
Here I have heat embossed the poinsettia image twice with white embossing powder. My embossing powder of choice is Stampendous Detail White.  To embellish the centre of the poinsettia I have used an Antique brad. The front layer of the poinsettia  I selected and fussy cut some leaves that I felt would work well to create dimension to the card. I have gone traditional colours of cherry cobbler red, always artichoke green, white with a touch of gold.  The gold glittered & dotted vellum cardstock just adds enough sparkle without going too overboard.
For the greeting I have used the Holiday Tags stampset as this is such a cute little greeting stampsets for cards.
Hope you enjoyed the 2 samples I have made for you today. Happy Paper crafting peeps.