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Inspired By Stamping : New Technique

Hi everyone, today’s card is all about trying new techniques. Today’s technique is die cutting inlay, this technique taught me how to really maximize the use of my dies. 
I was able to use the Fancy Labels Die 3 and create layers with the oval die in the centre of the already die cut label. Instead of placing the layers on top of each other I inlaid the oval in the die cut.
For the centre panel I have not only used the die to cut through 2 layers of designer series paper from  Vintage Floral Paper pad I created a very thin border for the main centre where I die cut and I also penciled outside the die and hand cut around it. 
I also used the oval co-ordinating die in the centre main die cut shape and inlaid  / nestled into the centre panel with a designer series paper.  The border imaged used is from the Fancy Labels 3 stampset and the sentiment is from Cute Circles.
To embellish the card I have used some flowers from Inspired By Stamping beautiful flowers collection. Behind the flowers I have used a taffeta whisper white ribbon tied into a bow paced behind the flowers.  I have added some extra pearls around the card to add that extra bit of class to it.
I hope this inspires you to think of ways to maximize use of your dies that you already have in your stash.

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Inspired By Stamping – Valentine’s Day Gift Packaging

Hi All, Jo here today for a fun blog post. Today is about gift packing and with Valentines Day this weekend I have packaged up some presents for my loving husband.
The top & bottom box is using cardstock that I have customised for today’s colour scheme and cut out with my gift box punch board. 
The colour scheme chosen for this set is Mint, Coastal Cabana, Silver and Whisper white. I wanted to keep the colour scheme soft but masculine.
The top box I have stamped the heart clusters from the Hearts stampset repetitively with silver pigment ink.  I have made a tag using a mint cardstock, for the faux stitching I have used a silver sharpie. The sentiment & embossed heart is also from the Hearts stampset which was stamped on a die cut whisper white cardstock. The die used is from the Fancy Labels Die #2 ,white and a teal satin ribbon for the bow and to tie the tag to the bow  some white twine. Copic Marker BG34 around the edges of the sentiment die cut has been used.
The bottom box has been created with a designer series cardstock that came already embossed so I was able to sponge silver pigment ink over the cardstock which resisted the polka dots showing through. I wiped the cardstock down with a tissue to make the emboss resist polka dots pop.
 I have heat embossed with pool party embossing party the label from the Fancy Labels 3 stampset set on Vellum cardstock. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder and die cut from the Fancy Labels Die #3.
To embellish the centre piece I stamped a heart and heat embossed with pool party. 
Hope you enjoyed today’s blog post. Happy Paper crafting peeps.
Hugs Jo
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Inspired By Stamping Emboss Resist

Hi All, This is my first card for the year with Inspired By Stamping and I have missed you all.
Today’s card I have used the Emboss Resist Technique. 
My design is clean and simple with the use of distress ink colours on the heat embossed panels to make the Background Basics III music note stampset stand out.
Colour combination is Barn Door & Picked Raspberry.
I have used a polka dot ribbon and plain black grosgrain ribbon to embellish the cards.
The card on the right has black sequins also to add a little touch of scattered black throughout the emboss resist panel. I have sprinkled some blush colour shine on the emboss resist panels.

Colour combination is Peacock feathers,  Faded Jeans, Danube Blue & Bermuda Bay.
Navy satin ribbon had been added for the embellishment on both cards and a sprinkle of mint colour shine spray and sequins on the emboss resist panels. 
Both cards I have used the co-ordinating Fancy Labels 3 cut files and Fancy Labels Die  for all four cards.