Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Taking Inspiration

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Joanne Cantrell  from middle of the United States. I hope you enjoy my Take Inspiration project I made just for you.

Yes, this month’s projects have all been inspired by our beautiful Ink & Inspiration logo.  Some may be inspired by the colors, others by the geometric patterns, the watecoloring, or the black-on-pastel look.  As for me, I think I was inspired by all of the above!

Simplicity at it’s finest right there! And, full disclosure…  I whipped it out in under ten minutes.  It really is that simple of a card.  But, WOW!!!  People would think you took hours on it.

First, I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  I found a lovely open flower in the Cake Soiree stamp set and used VersaMark and set white embossing powder to create the white patterns.

Then, using an Aquapainter, I covered the paper with water and applied bits of color from the ink pad covers.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, and Emerald Envy. And presto… I have the background.

The foreground was even easier!  All I did was cut the sentiment out of Basic Black Cardstock. And added a Flirty Flamingo Enamel Shape for interest.

Add a little Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, and a black card base and you have a truly simple card inspired by our IIBH logo!

What do you think?

I hope the projects you’ve seen today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Joanne Cantrell. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any!”

#IIBH if you’re into hashtags.

Here is the list our other fin bloggers… Now hop along!



Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne


8 thoughts on “Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Taking Inspiration

  1. This is gorgeous, Joanne! Love your rose background & the pop of black. Thank you for being part of the Feb Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop xx

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