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Inspired By Stamping – Adding gold elements to your cards

Today I am demonstrating how to use your border stamps as gold embossed accents for your cards.
Each border stampset has been heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder on Inspired By Stamping Vintage Floral Paper Pad.  I have either kept the heat embossed pieces in straight cut or die cut them in circles pieces.
By using gold accents with the Vintage Floral Paper Pad I have created my take on turning this set with a modern twist along with some gold foil cardstock.

Each sentiment from the Happy Sentiment has been heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder and fussy cut out to place on each card.

Each card has Inspired By stamping Crochet Trim / tape with an added touch of gold twine. 

Fabric Tape
I hope you enjoyed today’s card creation and encourage you to visit the Inspired By Stamping blog

Big Wishes II · Birthday Card · Bokeh · Happy Sentiments · Inspired By Stamping · Watercolour wash

Inspired By Stamping Bokeh Birthday Cards

Today’s Cards are all about Bokeh. I have seen alot of cards on Pinterest and wanted to give it ago myself. 
I have used a Watercolour cardstock for all 3 cards. For each base I have used varied die ink refill bottles. I have saturated the water colour card stock prior to placing any ink on the card stock. I have picked up ink with my aqua painter brush and placed the inks randomly on the card stock. I had a paper towel on standby if at any stage I felt I over saturated the ink which I blotted over the card stock.
Before I went to the next step I ran my heat gun over the water colour cardstock to ensure it was fully dry to work on.
I created my own stencil template with circle punches and circle dies. I have used Unicorn white pigment ink . TIP – the smaller the circle the more white ink I use and the heavier pressure I use.
For the sentiments I used a black permanent pigment ink to stand out in front of the Bokeh.
To embellish and finish the card black, gold, clear & pink sequins were placed .

Birthday Card · Elegant Flowers · Happy Sentiments · Inspired By Stamping

Happy 55th Birthday – Inspired By Stamping

Today’s easel card uses a of fun technique called  “Blocking”. 
To get the yellow background I used my clear block and place that directly on the daffodil delight ink and sprayed water to saturate the clear block which I then stamped on the whisper white cardstock. 
To get the corner borders I stamped with the Fancy Labels stampset with daffodil delight to do tone on tone stamping.
For the rose I copic coloured in a deep red to contrast with the yellow. I added some light gray shading around the centre panel as well to soften the start white cardstock.
Hope you enjoyed today’s card. happy paper crafting peeps.