Thursday, May 23, 2024

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature ~ Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

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

Our inspiration this month came from the photo below.  Its another beautiful flower photo, full of gorgeous colors!  The photo made me want to stamp a flower, so I chose the new Spotlight on Nature stamps.  

In order to use ALL of the colors in the challenge, I started by coloring on my stamp with Stampin' Up! Write Markers*.  This was one of the first techniques I learned almost 20 years ago, and still one of my favorites.  The bottom part of the flowers were colored with Garden Green, while the flowers themselves were colored with Poppy Parade. After coloring, "huff" on the stamp before stamping. The flowers were then colored in with Peach Pie and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Write Markers. 

*It is very important to use Stampin' Write Markers NOT Stampin' Blends when coloring on stamps. 

I then stamped the butterfly on a scrap piece of paper with my Melon Mambo Pad and colored it in with a Bubble Bath Stampin' Write Marker.  The butterfly was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals after fussy cutting it.  

I stamped the sentiment a bit crooked and it was driving me a bit crazy, so I first tried stamping and fussy cutting the sentiment on a scrap piece of paper.  I didn't leave a big enough border to enable me to cover the crooked sentiment and straighten the new one.  So, the next step was to cut a strip of Bubble Bath Cardstock wide enough to cover the stamped sentiment.  I glued the fussy cut sentiment directly to the strip, then attached the strip with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Be sure to visit the rest of the blogs listed below for even more inspiration.  Hopefully you will find inspiration somewhere along the hop!

Happy Stamping!


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  1. Love that you used all the colors, Judith! Using the Stampin' Writes was perfect. Love it! xx

  2. Your card is so delicate and fresh looking. Lovely!

  3. Such a soft and pretty card Judith, love it x