Thursday 25 May 2017

Ink & Inspirations May Blog Hop - Butterfly Basics

Hi Crafters!

Welcome to the first Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Jessie Holton from Australia. This exciting new blog hop featuring lots of existing & up-&-coming talent will be happening on the 4th Thursday of each month. I hope you can join us for all the fun times ahead! 

Check out my new Blog Candy! Woop! Pretty exciting & excitingly pretty, even if I do say so myself haha! :P

I hope you enjoy my cards showcasing one of my favourite stamp sets of all time - the beautiful Butterfly Basics stamp set. I did a little happy dance when I saw it was continuing into the new catalog! I have paired it with the gorgeous Floral Boutique (Night of Navy) Designer Series Paper (DSP). Some of these patterns will live on in the new InColour DSP Stack.

I've also used the retiring Mint Macaron ink, Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon, White Organza Ribbon & Vanilla Stitched Satin Ribbon, along with the Falling in Love Embellishments (Vanilla Flowers). I am going to miss Mint Macaron sooooo much! I just had to use it one last time before it retires!

First I made my own DSP with Mint Macaron ink on Whisper White cardstock & then I cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Dies & my Big Shot.

I was inspired by my craft desk, which my brother bought for me when I was in Uni. It's clear glass & black. And I love it! The cream colour you can see in the pattern is the carpet underneath my desk.

And here is a card up close. I've also made a little nest of Metallic Thread behind the sentiment on most of the cards & added Basic Pearls to the cards which didn't get the Falling in Love Embellishments. I just love the sentiment, which I've stamped in Night of Navy.

And I've stamped the inside to match. I've already used all of these cards for Random Acts of Kindness #imbringingrakcardsback #makeacardsendacard

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Jessie Holton. Please see the list below & hop through all of the blogs & projects. You don't want to miss any!

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  1. Beautiful cards, Jessie! And wow, I love your craft desk!

  2. What a gorgeous stack of cards, Jessie! The inspiration story is an added bonus that I appreciate. Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. Just stunning. I will give these a try for sure. x

  4. Gorgeous cards Jessie, I love a stamp set that you can create your own DSP with! Love your desk as well!

  5. Love your cards Jessie and your desk x

  6. And thanks for creating our team I'm thrilled to be a DT member xx

  7. Your cards are amazing!
    I'm trilled to be a DT member, thank you ♥

  8. What a great set of cards! I love the DSP you made. I too will miss Mint Macaron. But, I already have a new favorite! So glad to be a part of the team!!!

  9. Gorgeous Jessie, I'm so lucky to have received one of those amazing cards (sorry haven't had a chance to post it yet) xx