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Inspired By Stamping

Hi All, Today’s post is about a sweet simple card set that is quick easy PLUS be mass produced!
Supplies – 4 x4 white card stock base, 3 3/4 inch black matting or plain pattern paper, water colour card stock twine, circle dies, distress inks and an aqua brush.
Steps –
  1. I first heat embossed using clear embossing powder on the black cardstock, you can use any striped stampset or background stampset such as Inspired By Stamping Basics Lines OR alternatively you can use pattern paper. I wrapped some white and gold twine around the black cardbase towards the top and mounted this on the white card base.
  2. I die cut white cardstock with a stitched circle die. Inspired By Stamping has one that is in their Fancy Labels 3 Nesting Dies collection.  I have used the Fancy Circles stampset as they have beautiful script medium size sentiments perfect for a multiple of occasions with Versafine Onyx Black Ink stamped on the top right of each circle die cut.
  3. For the flowers I have used the Flower of the Month “Poppies  which  I stamped the images with Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick & Ripe Persimmon on water colour cardstock . I used my aqua brush pentel pen to drag colour from the stamped image and picked up extra colour to  colour the alternate leaves adding contrast to the petals. Each flower was then cut individually and placed on the bottom right of the circle.
I created these cards production line format where I took each step and repeated it as many times as I needed for each set. I made 3 sets each for my kids school teachers to give for the end of year presents.  Hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and don’t forget to visit the Inspired By Stamping blog for more inspiration and tutorials. –
Hugs Jo
Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 3 Die
Inspired by Stamping Fancy Circles Stamp Set
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Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge

I have entered today’s card into the Ellen Hutson Pin-sights challenge.
Dies – Ellen Hutson Bold Blossoms
Stamps – Inspired By Stamping Just Because
Inks – Distress Inks Squeezed Lemon, Peacock feathers, Cracked Pistachio & Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock – Whisper white, Core dinations Mint, Melon Mambo
Gold Foil & Watercolor

Design Team · Distress Inks · Inspired By Stamping · Thinking of You

Inspired By Stamping : Thinking of You Cards – Masuline

Today’s card set is all about “Thinking About You” for the males. I don’t know about you but I find Masculine Cards are the most challenging to make. I have to plan and play with inks, cards and paper to co-ordinate with the stamps for just one card. 

I ended up making 3 cards and turning them into a set as I loved the contemporary feel of the stampset and designer paper so much.
To add pops of colour I used Distress Inks as I feel this bring out the colours of the designer series paper.
For the black Ink I used my favourite Versafine Onyx Black.
To help define the paper and the inks I used strips of Black card stock.  All card bases are white for a clean and simple look.

The stampset used for this set is ” Masculine Tags”. You can see that you can make this stampset your own. 

Design Team · Distress Inks · Inspired By Stamping · Masking · Techniques · Tulip Bouquet

Designer Spot Light : Inspired By Stamping

Hi lovely crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post. Today I will be using some masking fluid that I found at my local art and craft store. 
I first stamped the floral image from the “Tulip Bouquet ” stampset with Jet Black Staz On ink. 
I then used an old brush and painted with Masking Fluid over the image with the masking liquid conscious of staying within the stamped image. 

I chose 3 Distress Ink colours to use for the base to apply a wash colour over the image. To spread the ink over I used a flat brush. I made sure I first brushed the water colour cardstock with water so the distress inks can spread over the card stock without streaking. I used my craft mat to pick up the distress inks.

Once the ink has dried I used my rubber cement eraser to pick up the masking fluid leaving the white cardstock appear through the colour wash.
I then matted on black cardstock then placed on a white card base. 
 For the sentiment I have used the Big Hello stampset and heat embossed on vellum cardstock. 
To help embellish I have used heart die cuts with red glittered cardstock  and placed them over the card.
I hope today’s card inspired you to used other masking mediums other than post it notes or masking paper. I have found this method rather quick and easy.

Butterflies · Distress Inks · Inspired By Stamping · Water Colouring

Inspired By Stamping March Stampset Release "Butterflies"

Hi all, welcome to today’s blog post. Today is all about butterflies. I find butterflies are one of my favourite stampsets to play with as it you can be as versatile as you want. For today’s card I will be playing with this months New Release stampset “Butterflies”. 

Starting with a very vanilla cardstock base I heat embossed the smallest butterfly of the set repetitively along each side with clear gloss embossing powder.  I have used 2 distress inks  to layer the brown tones on the card base with Antique Linen then Vintage Photo  starting off the  sponging with the outer edges working my way towards to the centre of the card. As for the borders the brown towns make the butterflies pop.

For the centre stamped image the Water Lily Flower has been coloured in with water colour crayons (which I had to dust off) to colour these images in

For the sentiment I have used a die cut that I have sponged the outer edges with Vintage Photo distress inks. You can see the difference in the tones with the distress inks where for the base I first layered with Vintage photo therefore softening the brown tones and for the sentiment the brown tone is quite strong which perfect to stand out and not blend into the card background.

Hope you enjoyed todays blog post ❤ Happy Paper crafting.
Hug Jo