Friday, 24 October 2014

Build a Stocking Stampset - Inspired By Stamping

Stockings Set

Hi all, Jo here, I am so in love with the new "Build a Stockings" stampset.
This stampset has so much versatility that I could have played with it all day. It is not only great for stamping layers upon layers but to paper pierce with layers also is an awesome way to stretch your stampset and get more value out of them.
The set I have made consists of a centre step card and coordinating box. For those that have an electric cutter Inspired By Stamping has also  made available a coordinating cut file so you wont have to fussy cut.

 The colour combination is inspired from the October colour challenge. I have used Crumb Cake card base and strips of Soft Suede for the matting.  To embellish the set I have used the Teresa Collins " Tinsel and Company"  sequins and red stickles in the centre of the bow.
 I have stamped on Webster Pages "It's a Christmas" paper collection with Vintage Sepia Versafine Ink on both the Christmas stocking and stitched bow from the " Christmas Wreath" FREE stamp set of the month. This stamp set comes FREE with every $50 order.
 The tag is also from another popular stampset " Holiday Tags" which is currently a Sale item in our Inspired By Stamping Shop. Click on the pictures below which will take you to the stampset directly.


To created this box I pulled out my new We R Memory Keepers Gift Box punch board. I have used a 12 x 12 crumb cake cardstock and the XL setting on the board. This box measures 4 x 4 x 4. Great box to put some Christmas Teacher gifts into :)

 Don't forget to stop on by our Monthly challenge inspiration where you have 3 inspirational options to choose from. Below is the Colour Inspiration I used. 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Inspired By Stamping September Release - Australian Nature 1

Hi all, thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. Today I have used my Distress Markers and coloured the stamped image from the Inspired By Stamping September Release.

 This little bird is a Forest Kingfisher which is one of the images from the

Australian Nature I stamp set. The Forest kingfisher is a predominantly blue and white bird. It is found in Indonesia, New Guinea and coastal eastern and northern Australia.

Australian Nature I
Size 4x6
Retails $15.99
       Set of 7

The look I wanted to achieve was as if I drew this bird from scratch. I have used Antique linen distress ink to stamp the image very lightly and colour in with distress markers on water colour cardstock. Once stamped I saturated the cardstock with my aqua brush as this helps blend the direct maker contact on the cardstock to blend easily.

I have stamped the "Thanks"sentiment using the Fancy Circles stampset and have Die cut with the Fancy Labels #2 dies.

I sponged using my Mini ink blending tool with the Antique linen distress ink on the die cut out, embossed borders edge and water colour cardstock.

I used an Off White flower to embellish this card along with some old olive satin ribbon, hemp twine and a paper leaf.
 My card colour combo is So Saffron and Very Vanilla cardstock.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Diamonds are a girls best friend

This fabulous stampset was free for every order spent over $50 during the month of September. 
Inspired By Stamping are one of the most generous companies I know. If you missed out you can by the stampset for only $5.99 AUD.

Below I created a page of my daughters taken in the last 6 months. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such beauty inside and out from these 2 girls.

Each diamond was stamped on a vanilla cardstock with smokey slate ink and was individually cut out a diamond at a time. I then sponged all sides with the smokey slate ink to darken the edges.
The small flowers on the top right of the page is from Inspired By Stamping. I love the array of flowers that Inspired By Stamping has to offer. A paper doily is behind the picture on the left.

For the borders I have used a border punch, punching directly on the gray cardstock and have place a strip of already punched out border pink cardstock behind it to create an extra layer. All edges have been sponged with gray ink. This is matted on a sponged white 12 x 12 card stock. I have cut out the "girls "wording with my cameo. To  make the cut out shimmery I have brushed it with black Stella wink .

I have used a Heidi Swap chevron stencil and Wendi Vecchi white embossing paste and to highlight the chevrons I have used markers tracing the chevrons sporadically. The large paper flower was from my stash. The little flowers are from Inspired By Stamping. Behind the picture on the left another border punch has been used as an extra layer.

If you look closely I have used another Inspired by Stamping stamp as extra layers through out the page. I have used the "Friends Forever" stampset. You can see I lightly stamped the script stamp in smokey slate and the brushstroke stamp in blushing bride. The have used my white Stella wink pen to brush outside the diamonds to help the diamonds stand out a little more.

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.