Monday, July 24, 2017

Case the Catalog Challenge - Beautiful Bouquet

Sometimes when I can't seem to come up with an original design I need a little help.  So usually I go to Pinterest and find all sort of inspiration.  But this time I simply opened up the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog to the page of the stamp set I wanted to use and CASEd the sample.

Beautiful Bouquet is an awesome set packed full of all sorts of flowers and a bunch of verses.  The coordinating framelets makes it easy to create many "Beautiful Bouquets".

My version of the card uses different colors, but the same basic design.

Which one do you like best?

The other Stampin, Stylin' INKspiration design team members CASEd other products from the catalog.  Check them out here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

SSINK - Playing with Punches

I always start designing the Christmas cards we'll make at my October Christmas Stamp Camp in July.

This bell punch coordinates with the Seasonal Bells stamp set.  I like using gold embossing powder on Very Vanilla, so I also used it in the Cherry Cobbler bells, then layered gold foil paper behind that.

Christmas in July!

See how the other Design Team members played with their punches by going to the Stampin' Stylin INKspiration blog.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit just arrived in our mail boxes....and I think you're going to love it!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SSINK Design Team Card Swap #4 - Wood Words

Nichole Loe made this swap card with many products from the Wood Textures Suite (page 159).

The cardbase of this card is Crumb Cake.  The first layer is Fresh Fig that's run through the Petal Burst Embossing folder.

Across the middle is a strip of Wood Textures DSP and in the middle is a layer of Berry Burst with Whisper White that's stamped with the floral stamp from Wood Words in Berry Burst and a word stamp from the same set in Fresh Fig.  All tied together with linen thread.

Look at the other creations on her blog:  Scrappy Stamps & Ink

Monday, July 17, 2017

SSINK Technique - Ink, Spray and Smash!

I really like different background techniques, and this one was lots of fun.  A little messy, but fun.

As some of you might know, I don't always follow directions.  Sometimes I mess up by mistake...sometimes on purpose!  This time it was just a happy accident!

One piece came out just like the instructions say, but somehow I got too much water on the other piece, so when I blotted it off with a paper towel, it left the impression from the towel....and I love it!

The background of these pretty popcicles is the smooth version of this technique.  I used Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight re-inkers, and where they blended together it created a color very close to Melon Mambo!

This triple-decker ice cream cone is on the piece I blotted off with paper towel, which created that unique pattern.

These two cards are really colorful and fun.  Check out the SSINK blog to see what the other Design Team Members have done with their background technique.