Welcome to the very first Ink & Share Blog Hop! Right now you are hopping along with me all the way from Calgary, Canada. Come hop along with a group of talented independent Stampin' Up demonstrators from all over the world every month for some inspiration and creative ideas!
I am so excited because this is my very first blog hop...I am new to blogging and I'm trying to go out of my comfort zone and try out new things. For our first hop, we are featuring Sale-a-Bration items. All our SAB items are awesome...it's so hard to choose which one to use! But I finally decided to go back to my favorite stamp set...Lots of Lavender. It's just so beautiful, I can't stop playing with it!
For this card I stamped my lavender bouquets on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using my Basic Black ink pad. I then clear-heat-embossed my images as I will be colouring my flowers. Once coloured, I cut my images out and moved on to my sentiment.
I used a sentiment from the stamp set Ribbon of Courage, which I gold-heat-embossed on a stitched circle die-cut piece of Basic Black cardstock. I had my sentiment off to the left side of the circle as I wanted to layer my bouquets beside it.
For the rest of my pieces, I used a Fresh Fig (standard A2 size) card base, a layering piece of Whisper White cardstock (4 x 5 1/4"), and scrap pieces of Blackberry Bliss and Peekaboo Peach cardstock. I also cut out a piece of the Painted with Love DSP (2 x 4") and then added the Year of Cheer washi tape into the mix just to tie into the gold embossing.
Once I got all my pieces ready, it was easy to assemble my card. I first adhered my Whisper White cardstock onto my card base, then layered all my scrap pieces of cardstock, washi tape and DSP off to the left side. One bouquet is glued onto the layering piece as well, while the rest of the bouquets were glued onto my sentiment piece, which I adhered using dimensionals on top of my looped twine. Finally I added a few embellishments using sequins and a few White Perfect Accents which I coloured in to match my card.
And here is my finished card, hope you like it! Don't forget to check out my fellow demonstrator's lovely creations and keep hopping along with us...who knows where you'll end up! Next on the hop is the talented and super awesome stamper Shirley Merker.