Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Be Inspired Blog HOP

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me today.
I am Blog Hopping with some of my favourite global Stampin'Up! designers and I am excited about this round as our theme was set to, Be Inspired by.... fashion !!

Yiiikeees and Gosh what do I choose ??? were my words of choice as I've first heard about it. My first port of call? The Anthropologie's website. They never fail to inspire me and sure enough I found something that made me all giddy and be like... I can totally do that in a card !!

Here's my inspiration picture,

#botanicalbliss #stampinup

This gorgeous journal  not only inspired my card today it also made his way home to me along with a few gorgeous tops (oops). Once I had this starting picture the rest was easy..Here's what my project looks like

#stampinup, #botanicalbliss

The Foam brayers allowed me to achieve the gradient look and the inks used were Mango Melody, Lovely Lipstick and Merry Merlot.  Once my piece was sponged I splashed a few drops of water to add some extra interest and texture to the piece. Its a big deal in card making all this splashing but I have to say it adds fabulous effects to your stamped works of art, I really like it.

#stampinup #botanicalbliss

Then it was time for the gold "Hello" which comes from the Calligraphy Essentials Stamp set . This word is an outline and I used a blender pen and some Versamark reinker to fill in the outline and gold emboss for an all over look.

After tying some white bakers twine around I still felt it needed something more. I loved the gold edge on the spine of the journal so decided that some gold elements were needed. I cut out this lovely piece from the Botanical Bliss set of framelits , cute little birds on branches which I ended up cutting in to two pieces and dotted them around my. And I think they just finished off the job beautifully.

#botanicalbliss #stampinup

THANK YOU for your visit today, I am so glad you stayed around a little and I hope you like my inspired card, now please go and visit my colleague Maike.

Brian King

Product List

Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad
Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad
Botanical Bliss Clear-Mount Bundle
Gold Foil Sheets
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
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