Saturday 13 May 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Sketch 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. This month the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is sketch challenge.

The starting point for our challenge this month is this sketch.

The Countryside Corners bundle jumped to mind when I saw the cut away corners, but to begin with I was stumped with how to tackle the vertical sentiment! The Alphabest letters and coordinating punch came to the rescue. Hope you like my interpretation of the sketch.

I chose the sheet of DSP with the rabbits on for my background and used the largest of the octagonal dies to cut out the shape. To add some interest at the corners I layered it on to an embossed piece of Basic White - I used one of the Basics trio from the Online Exclusives. These layers were in turn matted on to Night of Navy, to make the colours pop, before adding to the Boho Blue card base.

I stamped one of the little frames from the Alphabest set onto Basic White using Night of Navy ink, and then infilled with letters stamped in Boho Blue before punching out the tiles using the Best Label punch. I adhered the little tiles up on to some Tear & Tape,
using my Grid Paper as a guide, to line them up before adding them to the card front. The thank is flat to the card, but the you is lifted on Dimensionals to accommodate the loopy Baker's Twine bow. As a finishing touch, there is a trio of Iridescent Pearls.

The reverse side of the rabbit DSP is equally striking, so I made an alternative card too. It's exactly the same...but different! I used some frames that I had left over from a previous project and then added the letters and textured layer as before.

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.


Annette Ball  ●  Cheryl Hamilton

AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Danielle Kassing

Teri West  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Karen Henderson

Do you need any of the products used on today's card? If you live in the UK you can click on the shopping links below to add them to your collection today.

Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. 

Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,

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