Monday, 29 September 2014

Inspired By Stamping - September Release Stampset


Ok so I have been playing with a new awesome stampset from Inspired By Stamping September Release.
In this card I have created my own background design by repeat stamping on a vanilla cardstock. I like to call this technique "Faux Designer Paper".
I used a Blushing Bride Ink and Cardstock to mat my Faux Designer Paper and stamped coloured image.
The main stamped image I have used Vintage Sepia ink as I find this ink does not smear or run like a normal dye ink as it is a pigment ink and therefore is great to use to water colour with.

 I only have a couple of gelatos sets in my collection and to colour this image I have used the Metallic set.
I have used Stampin Up water colour cardstock and an aqua brush to pick up colour from the gelatos directly and then placed my aqua brush on the card stock to colour.
If you look closely I have also splattered the colour on the stamped image to create an imperfect look.
The sentiment was stamped using the Cute Circles stampset from Inspired By Stamping.
The sentiment has been punched out using the label punch.
I have dry embossed only half of the vanilla cardstock and have used the below ribbon and crochet trim to cover up the join. Some sponging has been done throughout the card which I have used a crumb cake ink to do so.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Just Add Ink #232

I have entered this card in the Just Add Ink Inspiration Challenge #232.
Stamps used - Inspired By Stamping Flower of the Month : Water Lily & Fancy Sentiments
To the colour the image I have used Metallic Gelatos colourset. I first heat embossed with gold embossing powder and saturated the water colour cardstock with my aqua brush to make the blending and colouring process easier.
I gold heat embossed the right side and bottom of the card base by placing my versamark ink pad directly onto the cardstock.

The flower and leaf is from Prima. The gold twine is from Whimsy Farm Twine.

Friday, 19 September 2014

White Embossed Elegant Flower

I just love the effect when using white embossing powder and making an image appear so it looks like the image literally unfolds in front of you as you colour it in. 

I first heat embossed my stamped image from the Elegant Flower's stampset on a water colour cardstock. I find water colour cardstock works best when using gelatos and an aqua brush as don't want the cardstock to pill as I layer my colours on.

I used the Inspired By Stamping Fancy Labels Dies #2 to create a faux layer by keeping the metal die on as I sponged inwards with my Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and the Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The bow I folded in half so the width of the ribbon would be thinner. This is a great tip to use if you don't want your bow to over power the stamped image but still have an embellishment on your card.

Inspired By Stamping have a great monthly blog challenge each to always enter in with fantastic prizes to be one. This month's blog challenge has a great sketch where I have based my card layout from. There are 3 inspirational pieces to choose from so check out the colour combo and photo inspo. I encourage you to play along and have some stamping fun.

Happy stamping!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Congrats to Grace & Family

Hello, friends!  Today some of the Inspired By Stamping design team members are sharing some very special cards for our teammate, Grace!  Grace is having a little baby boy and we decided to hop and celebrate with her!  If you arrived here from Irit's blog, you're on the right track!  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please start at the Inspired By Stamping blog and start from there!

"Bundle of Joy Card"

Your next hop stop is Kendra's blog!  Thanks for taking some time to hop with us--please leave some love with Grace on her blog, In Her Shoes, as well!  Happy hopping, friends!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Mojo Monday #362


I have made this easel card using some new and fabulous products from Inspired By Stamping. I love the layout from  the Mojo Monday blog challenge so I decided to enter in it.