Thursday 23 November 2017

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - November

Hi Crafters!

Welcome to the November Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! This month the theme is Sorry, Sympathy & Get Well cards. I have chosen to make Sympathy cards with the beautiful Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper & teamed it with the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.

I have used a few different patterns from the gorgeous Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. The Early Espresso background, the leaf print (cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits), the fussy cut sunflower & the watercoloured Peekaboo Peach (cut with the 2" Circle Punch). The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, inked with Early Espresso & propped up on Dimensionals.

I have added Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Foil (fussy cut banner) & Gold Year of Cheer Embellishments (branches). I have also added the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon, tied in a bow.

Some simple stamping on the inside using the another sentiment & floral image from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, inked in Soft Sky & Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla card base & envelope.

I hope you have enjoyed my card & that you can hop around & visit all the lovely people below. Please leave a little blog love along the way xx

Here are the products I have used today. Click the image to go to my online shop & remember to use my host code so I can spoil you! November Hostess Code 2AJRW2WF 

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Remember to use my November Hostess Code 2AJRW2WF at the bottom of your Shopping Cart & get a handmade card & a gift from me at the end of the month! All orders that use my Monthly Hostess Code receive gift & card, but orders over $50 get special treatment & go in my monthly customer draws!  

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This month, the Customer Draw Prize will be a Color Me Happy Project Kit. The winner will be drawn in a live video on my Facebook Page on 1 December. Oh my gosh, this kit is stunning! xx

Winners are grinners! 
  • Congratulations to Melanie W on winning my Merry Patterns October Bonus Customer Draw! 
  • Congratulations to Connie C on winning my Watercolor Christmas October Customer Draw! 
  • And congratulations to Ange C on winning my October Team Draw! Also to Jo, Betty & Eliza, who took home some prizes!

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Some tips for using your Blends: 
  • Opposites attract! Stampin' Blends are alcohol markers, so you need to use a water based ink. Tuxedo Black Momento ink is perfect for this. 
    • Archival Black ink is alcohol based, so it will blend/bleed if you use it with your Stampin' Blends. Archival Black is better suited to using with our water based Classic Stampin' Pads & Stampin' Write Markers.
  • Stampin' Blends work perfectly for all your alcohol ink techniques with Glossy Paper. 
  • For a matte finish, use Thick Whisper White cardstock. The ink will show through on the other side, so to achieve the best look, adhere your piece with Dimensionals or layer it & use a piece of scrap or Grid Paper to cover your work surface
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 Love, Jessie xx

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  1. Lovely card Jessie, Love the use of the DSP!

  2. Really pretty card, Jessie. This is my favorite DSP from the Holiday catalog!

  3. Lovely Jessie! How great is this designer paper? Xx

  4. What a beautiful combination of colours and textures. Lovely x

  5. Your card is lovely Jessie. All your elements look great together xx