Saturday, January 13, 2024

Stampin' Up! Softly Sophisticated - Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm excited to be joining the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop today.  I love being a part of these fun Blog Hops with other stampers sharing what we love and create!  Links to all the other blog posts for this hop are near the end of this post! - be sure to check them out! Hopefully you will be as inspired as I always am seeing what everyone else creates for this month's challenge.

This month we had a double challenge.  First was to create a card based on the sketch below.  The second part of the challenge was to add some sparkle and shine. I can't wait to see what the rest of the stampers in this hop do with this sketch 

I like square cards, but I don't have square envelopes and I much prefer it when my card and envelope fit together.  To get around this issue, when I'm creating with a square sketch as my inspiration, I like to add a book fold to my card.  That way, I can use the square part as-is with just a little something extra on the side.

For the sparkle and shine part of this challenge I thought some gold elements would be fun.   I started by adding a scrap of Most Adored DSP to the side of the card.  On the square part, I added Gilded Leafing to strips of Tear & Tape and little dots of Liquid Glue.  I finished by using Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss the sentiment. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are leaving inspired!  Click the image below to hop along to the next blog for more inspiration. 

Happy Stamping!

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  1. Fabulous card, Judith! I love how you combined the book binding fun fold with this sketch. Thank's for sharing this!đŸ’•

  2. Very clever to use a book binding fold so that you could use the square sketch!

  3. Fabulous fun-fold highlighting the SAB items and the sketch double challenge, Judith! Love it!!! Thanks for the inspiration as always. xx