Saturday, 14 May 2022

A sketch challenge for the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing their creative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products.

For this month's the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop we have a sketch to inspire us.

I have a lovely new selection of goodies from the new Annual Catalogue to choose from! However as I delved into my box, I felt like a child in a sweet shop not knowing what to choose. I plumped for the Nature's Prints bundle from the Sun Prints Suite because I was drawn to one of the samples in the catalogue - the Hello there looks so striking stamped and die cut using a stitched circle die from the Stylish shapes set. It's on p91 of the catalogue, and I knew that I wanted to include an element like that on my card today.

My Night of Navy card base is topped with an embossed layer of Gray Granite card. To emphasise the embossing I added Night of Navy ink to the inside of my embossing folder before I ran in through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine. I added the ink to the side of the folder with the Stampin' Up! logo on it, and cleaned the excess ink off by running it under the tap.

Following the sketch, I added a rectangle of card to the lower right hand corner of the card. To create a back drop for the die cut images, the Gray Granite layer is stamped with second generation images using the fern and splodge stamps. Next, I added a variety of die cut images. Some of them are stamped first, others are simply cut from card stock. There is a selection of Basic White, Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Vellum pieces. On top of them, I added the sentiment which was white heat embossed on Night of Navy card. 

To complete my card I wrapped some white Baker's Twine around the small layer and added some Iredescent Pearls - big one as the centre of the flowers and a scattering of smaller ones. It's funny how your creativity can be sparked - my card looks nothing like the one in the catalogue, but that is where I started!

I hope that you are inspired by my card today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment. 



Angie McKenzie  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Leonie Stuart

Karen Egan  ●  Terry Hamilton

Gez Carpenter  ●  Tricia Butts   ●  Mo Rootes

Sue Allen  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Marieke Bart

Jill Chapman  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Susan Webster

Karen Henderson  ●  Teri West  ●  Linda Moore

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Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,

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  1. Beautiful use of all the elements in this new bundle. Love that embossing folder.

  2. Gorgeous card. I love the embossing folder.

  3. Very nice map! The ink + folding mixture is perfect!xx