Thursday, February 23, 2023

Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain ~ 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!

Our color challenge and photo inspiration for this month can be found in the photo below.  I love all of these colors, so of course, had to find a way to use every one of them in my card...even though we technically only need to use some of them.  (OOPS!  Looking over my card and the colors, I realized I didn't use Evening Evergreen, but I did add a touch of Daffodil Delight!)

Merry Merlot is one I really like, but don't often find myself using, so it was fun to make a big part of my card that color.   I used Versamark to repeatedly stamp the flowers, then heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder.  My Clear Embossing Powder is quite old, and has some retired Dazzling Diamonds mixed in, along with a few specks of White Embossing Powder.  It's subtle, and looks great in person. 

I had never noticed before how great these colors look together.  The color I had the most trouble with this time was Soft Suede.  At first it didn't seem like there was a way to add this one to my card.  Then, I realized I could use Soft Suede to stamp my bunny, giving her a softer look.  I love the result, what do you think? 

I hope my card has inspired you and/or brightened your day!  You are currently visiting Judith Patterson.  Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list so you don't miss any projects!

Happy Stamping!

Card Base ~ Petal Pink Cardstock ~ 11" x 4-1/4", score at 5-1/2"
Layer 1 ~ Regency Park DSP ~ 2" x 4-1/2"
Layer 3 ~ Merry Merlot Cardstock ~ 3" x 4"
Layer 4 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 2-3/4" (before die cutting)
Bunny ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ at least 2-1/2" x 2-1/4"
Scrap of Old Olive
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"


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