Saturday, May 11, 2024

Stampin' Up! Trusty Tools ~ Stamping Inkspirations

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm so happy to be joining the Stamping Inspirations 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 our challenge was to create a card using the sketch below.  I love how perfect this sketch is for practically any stamp set.  It was especially perfect for the stamp set I have been playing with recently and will be using in my May In Person class, Trusty Tools. 

This sketch is perfect for using with Designer Series Paper as the background.  This time, instead of using purchased DSP, I decided to make my own!  First, I stamped the various tools on a piece of Basic White Cardstock.  Then, I colored those tools with Stampin' Blends.  Once everything was colored, I stamped a few of the nuts & bolts in the empty places.  Finally, I trimmed the finished cardstock to the size I wanted. 

I love the finished look that the Black mat gives the card.  Once I had my card assembled, with the 'Dad' popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals, I added a few Basic Gray Pearls around the front of the card. 

I believe this sketch is going to be pretty handy when creating quick cards with DSP.  I'll definitely be revisiting it in the future!  Now, I'm excited to see what the other designers in this Blog Hop have created!  Click the image below to hop along to the next blog for more inspiratin.

Happy Stamping!

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  1. Lovely masculine themed card Judith x

  2. Absolutely love your custom background, Judith! Creating your own designs is always so fun and it's the perfect way to use the sketch. Love all the details! x