InspireINK Blog Hop – Sketch Challenge with Peony Garden Designer Series Paper

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Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a sketch challenge to play with.

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I’ve chosen to work with the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper for this sketch challenge!

Stitched Rectangle dies were used to cut the smaller pieces, but this could easily be done with a trimmer too.

The Oval Occasions stamp set and coordinating punch was used to add the sentiment.

Some ribbon adds texture to the design.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireINK Blog Hop – Everything New!

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Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we are focussed on all the brand new products that became available on 5th January!

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I chose to work with the Springtime Joy stamp set and the Oval Occasions bundle to create an oh so cute and bright birthday card!

The sweet little lamb was coloured with Stampin’ Blends, but of course, there are other colouring mediums to choose from. I did go back to a favourite staple item in the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

I used the new blending brushes to add Flirty Flamingo ink to the background using a mask.

Gray Granite ink was used for the sentiment, which I punched with the fabulous coordinating Double Oval punch. This was layered with Flirty Flamingo over some white twine loops.

The new Pastel Pearls were the perfect finishing touch to the design, and I couldn’t resist a bit of Wink of Stella on the flowers!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireInk Blog Hop – October Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a sketch challenge to play with.

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I chose to work with Grace’s Garden and the coordinating dies ….

Everything was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink so I could use Stampin’ Blends to colour them in.

The Stitched Shapes dies were used to cut the sentiment from the Massive Thanks stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireInk Blog Hop – New Catalogue Favourites

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Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop.

This month we are showcasing the new delights of the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue!

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I am featuring the Blossoms in Bloom bundle.

This wouldn’t normally be something I would go for, but I have made so many cards already, I thought I would share another.

This is really easy for a beginner stamper too. Use the colours you have to make your own version of this card.

By using an odd number of images, the card design remains balanced. The stamps have details within them that gives a watercolour effect without the mess.

The Whisper White Tulle adds some soft texture. The sentiment tucks in under the knot nice and neatly.

And here is a closer look at the Melon Mambo version.

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I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireInk Blog Hop January 2020 – Birthdays!

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InspireINK Blog Hop – Back to Basics!

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a theme challenge to play with.

“Back to Basics”

  • One stamp set
  • One Ink pad & card colour
  • One punch or die set
  • Optional ribbon & gems

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I chose one of my favourite stamp sets for this challenge, I find it so versatile.

So Tropical Chic with a Purple Posy colour theme.

The card stock panel was randomly stamped using Purple Posy ink. This was layered on to matching card stock.

Some Polka Dot Tulle was tied around the panel before adhering to the card base.

The sentiment was cut using the Tailored Tag Punch. Some Purple Posy card stock was also punched and layered together with dimensionals.

Finally, some frosted Epoxy dots completed the card.

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I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireINK Blog Hop – Birthdays

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a theme challenge.

I have chose to work with the Bloom and Grow bundle for this challenge.

The florals were stamped with Memento Ink to allow Colouring with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

The combinations I used were;

Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Real Red, and Dark Poppy Parade

Light Flirty Flamingo, Dark Petal Pink, and Light Petal Pink

Dark Mossy Meadow, Dark Shaded Spruce, and Dark Old Olive.

The coloured images were die cut ready to adhere to the card.

Happy Birthday was die cut from white fun foam and Basic Black card stock and adhered together.

Black and White card layers were prepared and added to a white card white card base.

The decorative elements were laid out on the card before adhering with Multipurpose glue.

Wink of Stella Glitter was added to the lettering as a finishing touch.

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I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireINK Blog Hop – June Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a sketch challenge to play with.

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I reached for the beautiful Garden Lane Designer Series Paper to build the background layers. The banner was lifted on dimensionals.

The circular focal point was made by layering punched and die cut shapes on to a pearlized Doily.

The sentiment from the On To Adventure stamp set was stamped with Garden Green ink.

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I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireINK Blog Hop – Romance

Good Morning,

Welcome to January’s InspireINK blog hop. This month we are getting romantic with our theme….

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My project uses the Dear Doily bundle…. It is Pink but there’s not a heart in sight.

To make the background, I heat embossed the small doily image across the bottom corner of the card.

Pink inks were added over the top. The embossed areas resist the ink.

The larger portion of the sentiment was added with Lovely Lipstick ink.

Using the Stamparatus, two of the florals were stamped with Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick inks. These were die cut and adhered to the card.

The second portion of the sentiment was then added over the top of stems with a small Die cut element underneath.

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I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin ‘!

Verity xx

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Aqua Painters

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£46.00

InspireINK Blog Hop – Winter Thank You

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to December’s InspireINK blog hop.

The theme this month is “Winter Thank you”

I have used the Beautiful Blizzard bundle… I have loved using this set, I shall miss it when it retires.

I began by cutting a card layer 3 by 4-3/4 inches.

The sentiment was stamped with Gray Granite ink.

Blushing Bride ink was then used to add the snowflakes, turning the stamp each time.

The panel was adhered to a layer of Blushing Bride card stock and then to the card base.

Three die cut snowflakes were then added to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

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Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireINK October Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop.

This month the theme is….

I used the image to inspire my colour choices too, opting for Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Crushed Curry.

The card base was layered with Very Vanilla card stock and Country Lane Designer Series Paper.

A smaller piece of patterned paper 2-1/2 by 3 inches was added towards the last hand side. An Old Olive coloured doily was adhered over the top.

Blackberry Bliss ink was used to stamp the sentiment on to Very Vanilla card stock. This was Layered on to Blackberry Bliss card stock and added to the card with dimensionals.

Matching leaves were cut with the leaf punch and were added along with some faceted dots.

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I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Faceted Dots

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InspireINK blog hop: Hannah’s Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today I am blog hopping with my friends for this month’s InspireINK challenge.

Hannah has given us this cute sketch to use.

I have chosen to stay with a Christmas theme for my card.

Some Dashing Along Designer Series Paper was adhered to a white card base.

The Stitched Labels dies were used to cut the little heart circle.

The sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All was stamped with versamark I K and heat embossed in gold.

The Detailed Poinsettia dies were used to cut and embossed with the Big Shot Embossing mats. This was adhered with dimensionals and clear Wink of Stella added over the top.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Lisa’s Colour Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome this month’s InspireINK blog hop.

Lisa has chosen a colour challenge. I had to think a long time about this one!

In the end I opted for a grungy style card.

I used the Artisan Textures stamp set, starting with Merry Merlot. This is a strong colour, so I used only a little bit. This later became the backdrop for the sentiment.

Other images from Artisan Textures were used to build up the background. Bermuda Bay first, then Daffodil Delight. The panel was mounted on to a Merry Merlot card base.

Bermuda Bay ink was used to stamp the sentiment on to a strip of white card stock. The Everyday Label Punch was used the shape the ends.

A few rhinestones finished the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Next up is beautiful Hannah, just clickthe next button below!

Happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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InspireInk Blog Hop – Embossed Anniversary

Hello and welcome to July’s InspireINK blog hop.

The theme this month was chosen by Sally.

This is my project.

Very Vanilla card stock was used to make the card base which was then embossed with the Tufted embossing folder.

The sentiments were stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed.

Oval dies were used to used to create a layered topper.

Polka Dot Tulle ribbon was zig zagged between the layers for added texture.

A larger vellum oval lay behind the topper to soften the look of the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Please click the next button to continue Anna’s project.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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A Special Birthday

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this month’s InspireInk blog hop.

The theme this month is “Milestone Birthday”

I have to say this was a bit tricky, I really miss the Large Numbers for this sort of card.

Instead, I have used the small numbers in the Pick a Pennant stamp set and used it like confetti in the background.

I started with the large Happy Birthday from the One for All set, stamping this with versamark ink and then heat embossed with clear powder.

This was repeated with the little numbers.

The Pick a Pennant stamp set also had some cute stars which I decided to include in the design.

I wanted these to be yellow so I applied some Pineapple Punch over the card using a sponge. Once dry, the stars were added using versamark ink and embossed.

To complete the card, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather inks were sponged over the embossing.

Excess ink was removed from the embossing with a barely damp cloth.

For some added interest I spritzer some water over the piece, lifting a little of the ink. Texture was added with the Scattered Sequins embossing folder.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Please click below to continue along the hop. Next up is Angelina!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Cue the Confetti

Good Morning!

Welcome to another InspireInk blog hop! This is a group of crafty friends giving inspiration based on a theme.

I have taken advantage of the bright new In Colours for my design and nothing says fun better than a shaker card!

The Pick a Pennant stamp set was used to add banners across to top of the card base using Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Grapefruit Grove ink.

The shaker element is made using the layering squares framelits. I decided to use a double frame cut from Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch card stock. Iridescent sequins were used in the shaker.

The sentiment was stamped with Blueberry Bushel ink. The Tailored Tag punch was used to shape the end.

Finally, the Balloon Bouquet punch was used to cut balloons in all five colours and arranged on the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Please click below to move on to the lovely Sam’s project!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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A Marriage Made in Heaven

Good Morning!

Welcome to April’s InspirInk blog hop. This month Hannah chose the theme….

Weddings!

Now wedding cards are not something I make a lot of, so this one got me thinking!

I chose a sentiment first and after rummaging in my stash for something pretty, I found my Rose Wonder stamp set and dies.

Generally speaking, I try to use just one stamp set for my projects, so I planned my overall design with Rose Wonder.

It was all too tempting to use the large rose image, but I liked the small flower in the set too.

After a bit of playing about with the different elements I decided on this design. Love it!

The card base was cut and scored in the usual way with a white card layer adhered to this.

Additional coloured and white card stock layers were cut smaller still and put to one side.

On the white piece, I stamped the greeting with clear versamark ink and heat embossed with silver powder. For extra emphasis, I also stamped the heart outline from the More Than Chocolate set.

Three flowers were stamped on to the card in coordinating ink.

Three flowers and two sets of leaves were die cut. To help adhere the flowers, I punched out 1/2 inch circles in matching card. This allowed me to use a dimensional behind each of the flowers.

The white layer was added to the coloured card stock and then adhered to the preprepared card base with dimensionals.

Some extra details were added to the flowers centres using multipurpose glue. Three basic pearls completed the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Please be sure to hop around the rest if the projects by clicking “next”. Sam’s project is next!

Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Keila’s Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the March edition of the InspireInk Blog Hop.

Myself and a bunch of amazing ladies are sharing our creations to inspire you to create.

This month is a sketch challenge from Keila.

This is my card – hope you like it!

I have used a Whisper White card layer to build my design.

First, I stamped the large splatter image from Touches of Texture in Bermuda Bay ink.

Sale-a-bration shimmer ribbon was wrapped around the middle. This was adhered to a white card base.

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous. This was stamped with Bermuda Bay ink and cut with the Starburst punch.

This was added to a 2-1/4 inch card stock circle. The largest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelit collection was used to cut some vellum.

The completed embellishment was adhered with dimensionals.

Finally, I added some Basic Pearls that had been coloured with a Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend marker.

Please stop by the rest of the blogs by clicking on the next button below.

Happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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