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.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Thank Card It's Friday - Lovely Lace Thanks

Today's card is a simple but elegant window card.
I just love the softness that the Blushing Bride Ribbon brings to this card, it adds a touch of femineity to the card. I absolutely love this I Love Lace background stamp it is such a pretty and elegant stamp to use. This card you can pretty much make in bulk it is that simple. I like cards you can mass produce to save time and still know that it handmade just for your recipient.
The paper flower is from Inspired By Stamping.

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Just Add Ink #229

Had fun working with my new stampsets from Inspired By Stamping. I love working with geometrics shapes but find I have to push myself a little to make the card how I like. I had a couple of attempts and this is the end result.
I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I used 2 brands of inks to get this colour combo.
I played around with others but liked this bright colour combo.
Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers
Stampin Up - Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
I used the Stampin Up Gold Foil Cardstock to add a little extra shine to help brighten the colour combo up.
I used a retired Melon Mambo striped organdy ribbon for the bow.
I entered this card in the Just Add Ink Blog Challenge as their photo inspiration was calling me :)