SSINKIC42: Hot Air Balloon View

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the picture below as inspiration!

For my card, I played off of the hot air balloons and some of the colors from the picture. I pulled out my trusty Celebrate Today stamp set. While most use this set to make balloons, it does include this cute little basket stamp to turn balloons into hot air balloons. Perfect for the photo! I simply inked up a few hot air balloons in some coordinating colors. I made sure to feature some great DSP from the Sale-a-Bration Carried Away pack. Love that paper so much. To finish my card, I added a few little embellishments.

  • Stamps: Celebrate Today
  • Inks: Peekaboo Peach; Watermelon Wonder; Sweet Sugarplum; Rich Razzleberry; Mint Macaron; Night of Navy; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Carried Away DSP; Watermelon Wonder; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon; Metallic Enamel Shapes
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SSINKIC41: Falling Hearts

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the picture below as inspiration.

I decided to take the colors I saw and make a fun Valentine card. I started by pulling some fun paper: Festive Birthday DSP (for Melon Mambo color), Blushing Bride, and Gold Foil. From there I punched out a ton of hearts and even colored the Blushing Bride with Wink of Stella Clear to give some extra shine. I then created some “strings” on which to hang the hearts. I finished the card with a simple big sentiment.

  • Stamps: Friendly Wishes
  • Inks: Melon Mambo
  • Cardstock: Festive Birthday DSP; Melon Mambo; Blushing Bride; Gold Foil; Basic Black; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Wink of Stella Clear; Black marker
  • Tools: Baker’s Box Thinlits (heart shape)

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SSINKIC40: Winter Forest

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

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I started with the some of the colors of the card, then I looked for a stamp set to help create my forrest. Thankfully I had access to the Totally Trees stamp set. This set is great because of how many different tree designs are included. I focused on one specific tree and created my own forrest on the center piece. For the colored portion of the trees, I inked up each color and stamped off before stamping the tree. This created a softer texture that I love! From there, I added a layer of Fancy Frost DSP. The paper is embossed but doesn’t have the glossy sections like the Irresistibly Floral DSP in the annual catalog. I sponged some of the same ink colors around the DSP to mimic my forrest. Perfect card!

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  • Stamps: Totally Trees; Happy Happenings
  • Inks: Soft Suede; Pool Party; Mint Macaron; Claypso Coral; Flirty Flamingo; Peekaboo Peach
  • Cardstock: Fancy Frost DSP; Island Indigo; Pool Party; Whisper White
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SSINKIC39: Thanksgiving Scarecrow

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

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I was drawn to the classic muted Thanksgiving colors of the inspiration picture. So, I decided to play off those colors and feature this adorable scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set. I have so much fun coloring in these little images. So cute! After coloring him in, I choose some fun pattern paper to pull out the tablescape colors. Finally I added some ribbon and burlap to tie everything together.

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  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Inks: Chocolate Chip; Night of Navy; Delightful Dijon; Crumb Cake; Perfect Plum; Old Olive
  • Cardstock: Petals and Paisleys DSP; Cajun Craz; Delightful Dijon; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Delightful Dijon Ribbon; Burlap Ribbon
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SSINKIC38: Jar of Bats

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

SSINKIC38I decided to make a Halloween card using the colors I found in the picture. I want to featured the great Halloween Night DSP and the Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper. From there, I decided to add some Halloween stamps but didn’t want to just use one of the big images from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set. Instead, I used the cute little bat in the set. Instead of just stamping the bat, I filled a jar full of bats and had them spill out. Such a fun card!10:17

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween; Labeler Alphabet; Jar of Love
  • Inks: Pumpkin Pie; Basic Black; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Halloween Night DSP; Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper; Pumpkin Pie; Smoky Slate; Basic Gray
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  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits

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SSINKIC37: Bright Congrats

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

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I decided to play off of the fun bright colors featured in the picture. I pulled out some bright DSP from the Festive Birthday pack and started matching it up. From there, I grabbed the coordinating ink colors to compliment the paper. These candles from the Build a Birthday stamp set were a perfect choice! The stark white background felt a little too plain so I added some circles from the Playful Backgrounds set. I finished off my card with simple sentiment.

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  • Stamps: Playful Backgrounds; Build a Birthday; Happy Happenings
  • Inks: Daffodil Delight; Pumpkin Pie; Emerald Envy; Melon Mambo
  • Cardstock: Festive Birthday DSP; Emerald Envy; Whisper White
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SSINKIC36: Watermelon Flower

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

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Immediately, I knew that I wanted to make a simple card featuring a big flower (much to my surprise!). I thought I would be drawn to the butterfly, but instead I was drawn to the red flower. I’ve been drawn to simply designed cards lately. This big flower from the Remarkable You set is perfect to feature. I added a simple sentiment and matting. But there was something missing… Rhinestones helped, but the card was still missing something. So I took a black marker and made a simple frame. Easy peasy, but it adds so much visual interest to the card!

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  • Stamps: Remarkable You
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Watermelon Wonder, Black, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestones
  • Tools: Black Marker, Rule

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SSINKIC35: Peachy Jar of Love

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

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I was immediately drawn to the beautiful colors in the picture. I also knew that I wanted to use my relatively new Jar of Love Bundle. And so I pulled out some coordinating colors and started to play. I ended up with a pretty little card highlighting new colors and new products.

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Detail of the heat embossing:

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  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
  • Cardstock: 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon
  • Tools: Copper Embossing Powder, Everyday Jars Framelits

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SSINKIC34: Fruit Salad

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the photo below as inspiration.

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I decided to take the colors as my inspiration. I love the summery look of the color palette. I had fun playing with patterns and color with this card. Simple but visually appealing.

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  • Stamps: Suite Sayings; Timeless Textures
  • Inks: Pacific Point; Melon Mambo; Tangerine Tango; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Pacific Point; Whisper White
  • Accessories: White Accents
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Dies

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SSINKIC33: Pastel Ice Cream Cones

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the picture below as inspiration.

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After glancing at the picture, I immediately knew that I would use the Celebrate Today stamp set. The set makes balloons, but I could turn those into ice cream cone shapes easily.  I set about adding some pattern stamps to the plain cardstock. Finally I added a nice sentiment. Lovely card for a new baby.

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  • Stamps: Celebrate Today; Welcome Words (retiring); I Think You’re Great (retiring)
  • Inks: Crumb Cake; Daffodil Delight; Wisteria Wonder; Blusing Bride; Mint Macaron
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake; So Saffron; Wisteria Wonder; Blusing Bride; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
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