Saturday 10 December 2022

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - A Theme Challenge

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. There is a theme challenge for the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop this month. We are creating projects to celebrate the Sounds of the Season.

My crafting of late has been mainly been monochromatic using shades of green on a white background. Today, I am only using white and Evening Evergreen for my design. I have no particular tune in mind for my inspiration, but there are definitely musical influences on my card.

I started by adding texture to some Basic White card by using the Merry Melody 3-d embossing folder - it seemed like a very good place to start for a sounds of the season card! 

Next, I used the falala stamp from the Framed & Festive set and stamped it diagonally across a smaller square of Basic White card using Versamark ink and then heat embossed the pattern in white. The raised and shiny words are subtle, yet effective in transforming a plain piece of Basic White into a fabulous background.

So, now I have two different background pieces, each with a nod to the musical theme.  To separate the heat embossed layer from the textured one I mounted it on to a slightly bigger layer of Evening Evergreen card and wrapped it with a matching piece of ribbon. The bow is tied separately and adhered using a glue dot. I decided to use the have yourself a merry little Christmas sentiment as my focal point for the card. It has been heat embossed in white on a square of Evening Evergreen card cropped out using the Stylish Shapes dies.

While I had these bits and pieces on my desk, I made a few more cards with the same sort of theme.
There might only be two colours (apart from the holly berries!), but there is plenty of texture on these fresh looking cards to make them interesting to the eye. 

I hope that you are inspired by my cards 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  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Mo Rootes

Annette Ball  ●  Leonie Stuart   ●  Susan Webster

Jan Musselman  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Danielle Kassing

Judith Patterson

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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. All these cards are so wonderful. I love white on white and all the extra layers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love your variety of cards, Karen! You had me singing away! Thanks for the inspirations.

    1. Thanks for your inspiring themes Angie. It's so much fun hopping with you.

  3. Gorgeous cards ~ I especially love all the textures!

    1. Thank you Judith. I love adding layers and texture!

  4. So many beautiful Christmas cards. I love the variety of designs.

  5. Simple, elegant and touching cards! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  6. I love the clean look to your card with the striking white and dark green. I never would have thought to use the fa la la stamp in that way! I love it!