Thursday, October 27, 2022

Stampin' Up! All Bundled Up ~ Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

 Hey Stampers & Friends!  Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop.  I'm excited to be part of this fun and creative group sharing stamping ideas with you today!

This month's color & inspiration challenges come from the photo below.  This picture is full of such rich fall colors, I love it!  I didn't think I would be able to work it all into a card with my stamp set of the week, All Bundled Up, but surprisingly I did.  I've always said sketch challenges are my favorite, but I'm really starting to love these photo/color combos.  This type of challenge creates fun, unique and often beautiful cards!

The circle die (from Stylish Shapes Dies) that I wanted to use was not quite big enough for all of the raccoon's tail.  I didn't want to fussy cut the entire racoon this time, so I used a hobby knife (like an x-acto) to cut around the tail before die cutting the circle.  Since I already had the hobby knife out, I used it to cut around his little paw, too.  Then, I carefully slipped the sentiment under his paw so it looks like he is holding it. 

For the little bird on the front of the card I used the dark blends in Pumpkin Pie, Tahitian Tide and Crumb Cake.  For the bird inside the card, I used the light blends of these same colors.
The Light Pumpkin Pie was also used to color just a bit of the raccoons ears, then I went over it with Light Crumb Cake. 

Card Base ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Merry Merry Merlot Cardstock ~ 5-1/8" x 3-7/8"
Layer 2 ~ Rustic Harvest DSP ~ 5" x 3-3/4"
Layer 3 ~ Rustic Harvest DSP ~ 3/4" x 5"
Layer 4 (for circle) ~ Mossy Meadow Cardstock ~ 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"
Layer 5 (for circle) ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 3" x 3"
Layer 6 (sentiment) ~ Merry merlot Cardstock ~ 3/4" x 3-1/4"
Scrap of Basic White for Bird 
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

Happy Stamping! 

Follow the links below to visit all the other blogs in this blog hop for even stamping inspiration.


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