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Blog Hop 99 June

INKspired Blog Hop 99

Hi and welcome. So glad you hopped by to check out the blog hop for June.
Teneale has given us another fun sketch.
I have chosen Rococo Rose and Merry Merlot as my colours. For the main panel, I used the Subtles embossing folder on the white and used a Merry Merlot matt.

The stamp set used for the images was Meant to Be. I also created a stamp using a coordinating die from the Be Mine stitched framelits. A popular card maker did a video on the idea this week. 

The created stamp is used on the feature panel. Using the small scallop heart die from the die set, I cut two hearts from craft foam and glued them together for a little thickness. Using a little temporary adhesive, I attached the stamp to a block and stamped the panel using Versamark. Over the top of each heart, I stamped the striped heart from the stamp set using Rococo Rose ink stamped off once.

Two layers of  Whisper White card stock were layered together for strength before die cutting the white heart detail. Some “waste” hearts from the die cutting were coloured with Merry Merlot ink and used as embellishments.

The very pretty heart was stamped on white and die cut and a second time in Rococo Rose for the scallop frame. I masked the Best Wishes sentiment and stamped the two words underneath each other. It is from the Stitched all Around stamp set. Behind the scalloped circle, I wound some silver thread. and popped it up with dimensionals.

A little coloured trim and heart embellishment on the inside as well as a simple sentiment from the new A Little Lace set completes the card.

From here, hop on over to Maree McIntosh for more Stampin inspiration.

INKspired 98

Welcome to the INKspired blog hop number 98. You may have arrived here from Allison McLeod. Here is the sketch provided by lovely Teneale.

For my interpretation, I have used the beautiful new Rococo Rose and Whisper White.
Using the edge die I cut three strips from the Stitched Lace panel die. These are attached to a panel of the Rococo Rose embossed in two directions with the Subtles embossing folder.

The white layer of the top panel was embossed in the same way and attached to a Rococo Rose panel to which I added a scallop trim punched using the Decorative Ribbon border punch.

My white heat embossed "Time to Celebrate" sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays
I chose butterflys from Butterfly Gala and black heat embossed them on watercolour paper. (Note to self,don't forget the teeny tiny bodies before you emboss next time)

Night of Navy and Pretty Peacock were used to colour them then added some Wink of Stella. The are resting on a stitched circle die cut from the rose card stock on top of a vellum die cut from the Stitched Labels framelits.

For a bit of a change, the inside sentiment from Stitched All Around is white heat embossed on the Rococo Rose and accented with the textured white strip and the smaller butterfly.

I hope you are enjoying the hop. Let's see what Jo Wilson has for us.

Everything is Rosy Blog Hop.

So glad to be a part of the special Everything is Rosy Blog Hop
You may have come to me from Stacey Marsh.

Wow, with so much choice in the medley, it took ages to make a decision.
I inked my flowers with Petal Pink first then using a finger dauber applied some Melon Mambo to the edges for highlight. The leaves were done using Seaside Spray and a touch of Smoky Slate. The delicate little leaf spray cut beautifully from the Rose Gold foil sheet.

For continuity, I again used a strip of the gorgeous foiled DSP and leaf border in Rose Gold foil. I chose to use a simple sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays.

Lets go back to the beginning to see what Michelle Last inspires us with.

Inkspired Blog Hop. 97

Welcome to the INKspired Blog Hop No. 97.
 you may have come to me from Allison McLeod.

Here is the sketch from  talented Teneale.
The floating technique has me hooked at the moment and the images from the "Oh So Eclectic" set were perfect for it. If you unfamiliar with it, the most common method used for the technique is to use stamps and coordinating dies but there is no reason you could not fussy cut if you have the patience for it. 

My colours were Calipso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Petal Pink and Powder Pink.
To get a greater colour variation on each image, I used sponge daubers to apply the inks to the stamps.

The Calipso coral panel was embossed in both directions with the Subtle folder.
My DSP strip is from Needlepoint Nook.

Happy Birthday is from "Amazing Life" and the inside sentiment from "Varied Vases".

The technique gives you a frame to use for a second card and I have used a sentiment from "Life is Grand".

Hop on over to see what Jo Wilson has for us.

Inkspired 96

Hello, I hope you all had a great Easter.
You may have come to me from Barbara.

Thank you Teneale for a great sketch

I chose to use the Rooted in Nature set for all images and sentiments. 
All sentiments were heat embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder.

My base is Sahara Sand. All panels were matted on Early Espresso card stock.The main panel is DSP from the Wood Textures pack to which I added more texture by using the Subtles embossing folder. I set aside a narrow strip for the inside of the card as well. The panel is popped up with dimensionals.
I took a piece of Sahara Sand card stock for the small panel, used my Soft Sea Foam ink pad to apply ink directly to the "background" side of the Woodland textured embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot. 
I stamped the wood circle on Crumb Cake card stock with Crumb Cake ink and darkened the edges with Early Espresso.
For the leaf embellishment, I stamped the large tree image on Pear Pizzazz card stock with the same ink colour (stamped off once) for a little texture. I love that you can emboss the veins of the leaves before die cutting them.
Some linen thread and a hand cut tiny tag completes the card. I hope you like it.

Hop on over to Jo Wilson for more inspiration.

INKspired blog hop 95

INKspired 95

Hello again. The INKspired 95 blog hop has come so quickly. 

You may have come to me from Barbara.

Teneale has given us this sketch to work with.

My base is in Crumb Cake. The main panel is Soft Seafoam run through the Big Shot in two directions using everyone's all-time favourite Subtles embossing folder then mounted on a second panel of the same colour. 

The feature panel is a Balmy Blue layer with a smaller die-cut circle topped with the gorgeous DSP from All My Love. The circle is die-cut slightly larger to expose the Balmy Blue underneath. Braided Linen trim made the perfect accent. The panel is popped on dimensionals to sit above the white sentiment panel. The gold heat embossed sentiment is from Butterfly Gala.

I again gold heat embossed the inside sentiment which is from Perennial Birthday and        accented using the same All My Love DSP

Hop over to see what Jo Wilson has done for us.

Blends on embossed velum

Recently I watched a You tube video using alcohol ink on a non porous specialty card stock, dry embossing it then sanding the raised areas for a unique textured finish. As Stampin' Up! Vellum Card stock is a high quality non porous product, I thought would try to duplicate the effect using the vellum and blends.

Some embossing folders are better than others for the best results. In each of these examples. The left hand embossed strip is coloured on the front and the right hand strip shows the reverse side.

I then used a sanding block to gently remove the colour from the surface of the vellum. 
Regular card stock does not work for this technique because the ink would soak into it making it impossible to remove the colour.
Least effective was the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder, the uneven surface made it difficult to sand off the colour. Swirls and Curls Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder gave a better result. Even without the sanding, the reverse side looks good too as dry embossing makes the vellum white.
My favorite was the Quilt Top textured impressions embossing folder as seen in the card example on the bottom left. I love the texture it gives. 
I coloured both sides of the vellum with Lovely Lipstick to ensure a good deep colour and fully attached it to a Lovely Lipstick mat. The Rectangular Stitched Framelits are great for creating frames and the sentiment panel uses the Floral Frames Bundle.

Poppy Parade was used to colour both sides of the vellum for the card on the right.
It was embossed with the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder and as with the other examples, I gently sanded the colour off the raised areas.The vellum is adhered to a Whisper White mat at the top under the DSP panel using the floral and geometric design from the Painted Harvest DSP. The sentiments and die are from the Wonderful Romance Bundle.

I have enjoyed trying something different. If you have enjoyed seeing my "trial and error post", please leave a comment.