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Creative Inking Blog Hop Must Have New Catalog Product

Creative inking blog hop

I’m excited about the new annual catalog and especially Expressions in Ink Suite—my favorite!! I love the mixture of colors and the faux watercolor effect without all the mess! I’ll show several samples and what you can do with do with the fabulous products in this Suite! The Suite of products includes Artistically Inked stamp set, Artistic Dies, Expressions in Ink Designer Series paper, and Epherma Gold Paper:


The Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous! There are several patterns where there is white space at the top and bottom and the design across the middle, like Figure 1. You can make 6 cards like Fig. 2 by cutting at 4” increments top to bottom and the cutting the paper at 6” left to right and using on your card front. These patterns make beautiful cards without much effort! The paper does all the work.

Figure 2

You can make 6 cards like Fig. 2 by cutting the paper like in Figure 1 and stamping a sentiment in the white space. So easy and pretty!

Here’s an example of using one of these patterns sideways and adding some stamping and the beautiful floral die cut from the Artistic Dies. You can make a coordinating inside using the background stamp

Another example of using one of the other colored patterns from the DSP and adding the beautiful leaf die cut from the Artistic Dies and sentiment from the stamp set. Using Polished Pink and Pale Papaya ink, the stamps were used to make a coordinating design on the inside.

This card uses another piece of the designer series paper and then adds stamped images to the front, that lines up with the floral die.

The Epherma pack contains 5 sheets of gold elements including 2 different labels and leaves—up to 50 total elements. These elements work beautifully with this Suite and you can create beautiful cards with ease!!! I love these accent pieces!

The two cards above use the stamped then die cut flowers as the focal point. The gold striped paper can be change to any coordinating color using you favorite ink color and a blending brush!

One of the stamps in Artistically Inked stamp set that is so versatile is the background stamp! You can make faux watercolor backgrounds for your card using this stamp in any color you want. The sneak peek at the June Paper Pumpkin shows a faux watercolor background in pink and purple, so I thought I would give it a try using Polished Pink and Gorgeous Grape

Thanks for stopping by. Click the image below to see what Susan Lehrer has created.

Thanks for stopping by. Click the image below to see what Kelly Acheson has created.

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Love Card

Spring is in the air and there tends to be more weddings coming up–or anniversaries and general love cards are always needed. I have an easy but elegant card to show you using the Last a Lifetime stamp set and Lasting Elegance dies. This set is retiring but is available until May 3rd or while supplies last. This card is 4 die cuts and 2 stamped images and look at the beautiful results with very little effort!


Thick Basic White card stock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ on the 8.5″ side
Basic White card stock (2) 4″ x 5.25″
Soft Succulents card stock: (2) 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Available on May 4, 2021)


Die cut one of the 4″ x 5.25″ Basic White pieces of cardstock with the outline edge and large flower die cut. Die cut the white label and stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray Ink. This is the most of the work for the front of the card!

Adhere one of the pieces of 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ Soft Succulent card stock to the front. Then add the die cut white cardstock onto the Soft Succulent cardstock with dimensionals.

Apply the label to the front of the card with dimensionals. Add the bow to the front with a glue dot. Now its time to stamp the inside!

Stamp the sentiment on the second piece of Basic White cardstock and use the small floral die cut in the corner. Layer the Soft Succulent card stock to the inside and then layer the Basic White card stock onto the Soft Succulent card stock.

It’s a nice touch to add the beautiful floral stamp on the back of the card and to decorate the envelope in Soft Succulent ink to match the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Click the image below to see what Susan Campfield has created.

Thanks for stopping by. Click the image below to see what Kelly Acheson has created.


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