Saturday, 8 October 2022

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - October 2022

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. This month we have Stampers Choice for the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop. Our challenge is to follow a card sketch or make a 3-d item.

I decided to create following the sketch challenge, which turned into quite a challenge. Creative block got the better of me and I ended up with a complete mess on my desk. The first idea in my head didn't work out when I came to stamp it, but it was ok because another spark of an idea came to me. Sadly, that didn't work either. After a few fractious moments I had a moment of clarity and decided that I needed to make things super simple.

I decided to use Designer Series Paper and I also took the executive decision to have clean cuts instead of torn edges. I do love the look of torn edges on other people's cards, but mine never seem to look quite right! 

I love all the elements in the The Lovely in Linen Suite. The stamp set has a variety of sentiments which can be used with or without the frame stamp, but the coordinating Lasting Label punch makes it so easy to create a feature of the sentiment. The DSP has patterns that are pastel and pretty, but there are also geometric designs which are suitable for masculine cards.

The DSP strips are adhereded onto a slightly larger layer of Night of Navy and then mounted onto a thick Basic White card base. Using the Stylish Shapes dies I cut banners in these two colours and layered them up under the sentiment label, which adds height without the use of dimensionals. There are also a couple of layers to the sentiment, which wasn't my original intention. However, I am now calling my correction to cover a smudge from my inky fingers a design feature! To finish, I scattered a few InColor Opal Rounds next to the sentiment.

Making this card has had plenty of twists, turns and mistakes. It was a very complicated route to make an uncomplicated card. Having said that, I do like the way it has turned out! I hope that you have been inspired to be creative 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  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Annette Ball

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Ann Krucek

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert  ●  Mo Rootes   ●  Marieke Bart

Leonie Stuart  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Karen Henderson 

Vickie Littlewood  ●  Robbie Susan Chandler  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Teri West

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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. What a pretty mix of patterns!

  2. What an interesting and impressive mixture of designs!

  3. Pretty card Karen, this dsp is so pretty x

  4. Love your paper selections and the layered sentiment label.

  5. I know the complicated way to make a simple card :) Yours turned out lovely!

  6. Lovely card, Karen! Thank's for sharing this!💕

  7. Love your use of DSP. So pretty!

  8. Thanks for all your lovely, supportive comments.