Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Blog Hop Touches of Ink June 2021


Hello, friends! Welcome to the June Touches of Ink Blog Hop, hosted by Simone Kleine. Perhaps you have just come from Liane Gorny's blog.

This month, we are featuring the Expressions in Ink Suite. I think this is probably my favourite suite in our new Annual Catalogue. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) in this suite is absolutely stunning, and shows gorgeous alcohol ink photos, many accented with streaks of gold. In fact, it is so beautiful that a piece of it glued on a card base with a sentiment would make a lovely card! The Artistically Inked stamp set is Distinktive, which means that it creates different opacities in a single stamped image.

The base of my card is a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock, scored at 4-1/4". I adhered a 5-5/16" x 4-1/16" piece of Magenta Madness cardstock to the base, then added a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" layer of DSP.

The rose images are stamped on Magenta Madness with Magenta Madness ink and then cut with our Artistic Dies; the leaves and small flowers are stamped on Basic White with Shaded Spruce and Magenta Madness, and then die cut, as well. I used two of the gold foil pieces from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera pack, then arranged the flowers, leaves, and foil pieces--popping up the large rose and two of the small flowers with Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark, embossed with gold embossing powder, and then set with a heat tool. Three small Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the centres of the small flower.

Here is a photo of the Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP--it is even more beautiful when you see it in person!!

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful projects in the blog hop! Your next stop is Lu Fischer's blog: Stempeljagd. The rest of the blog hop list is below:

Thanks very much for visiting my blog! I'd love it if you would leave a comment below, if you have a moment.

❤️ Kim

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  1. Beautiful card, love the pop of pink! Many thanks for sharing :)

  2. So bright and beautiful!
    Thanks for joining my blog hop!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone

  3. Stunning card Kim love the raised pink flower makes it really pop against the beautiful dsp especially with thepieces of ephemera that have been added behind it, having the embossed 'thanks' finishes the card off just perfectly thanks for sharing with us x Natalie

    1. Natalie, thank you so much for your lovely and kind comment!


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