Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop:. Easter/Seasonal

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Joanne Cantrell from a tiny little town in Southern Illinois smack dab in the middle of the United States. I hope you enjoy what you see here.

Our theme for this month is Easter or Seasonal. I am just guessing that the “season” is spring… But that’s because it is spring here in the United States. Because I am a terrible global citizen, I have no idea what season it is in the other corner of the world… Is it fall? 🤔. Hmmmm. Maybe it’s a good thing I chose to go with Easter! 😁

So, without further ado, here are my cards for this month.

My basic color scheme for this set is Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape. And, the only stamp set used was His Grace Cling Stamp Set found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Let’s look at the first card. This card is perfect for the new or beginning Stamper.

This is just a simple ink and paper card. I stamped the floral images free hand. They are pretty easy to line up and fit together we’ll without overlapping. I then stamped the sentiment in the center.

I added some Mini Stripe Ribbon in Gorgeous Grape and tied it in a basic knot. I also added the purple (techiqually, Highland Heather) sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins at each little curly-que.

This next card is perfect for the casual stamper who may have a little more in way of supplies and experience.

I know… it really doesn’t look like something your casual crafter could do, but it really doesn’t take any tools other than a pair of Paper Snips and a Blender Pen. Seriously!

I stamped the floral images in Gorgeous Grape on a piece of Highland Heather. Then, I used my Paper Snips to “fussy cut” the inside out. I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Old Olive and Gorgeous Grape to color the sentiment before stamping it. I placed the Highland Heather layer over the white layer so the sentiment would be positioned correctly-er.

I stamped the flowers and dove using the markers to get the two different colors. For the flowers, I used a Blender Pen and ink in the stamp pad lid to add color. Then, I used my snips to cute them out.

A few Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots and some Snail adhered all the layers together. A tiny little bow and a some of the iridescent sequins from the same pack I used before make the card just pop!

And, finally… Here is a card for the avid stamper. You know the type… They have everything. So, this card uses the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and some dies (because why own a Big Shot if you don’t use any dies, right!)

I mean, it’s really not any fancier than the last card. I did use different measurements for the layer spacing as well as the Layering Circle dies. But that’s really all it is. If you don’t own a Big Shot, let me know and I can hook you up!!!

I used the same ribbon and the purple sequins to add that extra touch!

Well… I hope that these cards have inspired you regardless of your crafting level.

Now, it’s time for you to hop along and visit the rest of the gang!

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

:). Joanne

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