Just A Note for Inspired By Stamping Blog Hop

Hello, crafty peeps! Today, I am participating in the Inspired by Stamping Blog Hop. So many great friends have gotten together to share their favorite Inspired by Stamping products! You can find more great products HERE! The next stop on the hop is Lindsay’s blog, or Joanna’s blog where you will find a complete list of all the ladies who are joining us today!


Let me side-track you for a moment to share my project! I created a pretty nautical-themed card using the Seaside stamp set, Seaside Sentiments stamp set and Petite Banners stamp set along with the Fancy Label Dies 3.

I began by creating a card base from dark blue cardstock. I then stamped the lighthouse in Versamark on watercolor paper and embossed it in clear embossing powder. I used Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress ink and water to create the watercolor background, drying between applications for a better mix of color. I trimmed the panel and cut the embossed lighthouse out of the center with a stitched rectangle die, then adhered the large panel to ivory cardstock.


I layered the rectangle lighthouse die cut on silver mirror cardstock, then again on the dark blue cardstock that I used to create the card base. I rotated the layered die cut slightly and adhered it to the panel. I stamped the pelican and wood piling in Rich Cocoa ink and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black on ivory cardstock. I colored the pelican and wood piling with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them, and then cut the sentiment with the coordinating die. I wrapped twine around the panel twice and tied it in a knot. I adhered the pelican and wood piling in the lower left corner, and then adhered the sentiment diagonally on the tilted die cut. I adhered the panel to the card base and then added several blue Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish the front.


I decorated the inside ivory panel with left over strips of the watercolor background and dark blue cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink, layered it on dark blue cardstock and then adhered the panel to the card base.


How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Inspired by Stamping? For your chance to win, leave a comment below by 11:59 EST by 10/29/17. The winner will be randomly selected and posted on Joanna’s blog on Monday, 10/30/17. International entries are welcomed too! :)


As a thank you for joining us, I have a special coupon for my readers! Take 15% off everything in the store! Visit The Store Here and let them know who sent you when checking out. Thank you so much!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Marco’s Persian Blue and Silver Mirror cardstock, GKD Ivory cardstock
StampsS: Inspired By Stamping Seaside stamp set, Seaside Sentiments stamp set and Petite Banners stamp set
Ink: Memento Ranger Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink; Versamark; Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Rich Cocoa ink and marker; Spectrum Noir- EB2, EB3
Dies/Punches: Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX die
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Sprayer, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh Blue Lagoon Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will hop along with us! Be sure to leave comments along the way to get in on the chance to win a $30 gift certificate, and be sure to take advantage of the 15% off coupon! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

18 thoughts on “Just A Note for Inspired By Stamping Blog Hop”

  1. Love this. I like how you tilted the main image and added the pelican. I also like the watercolored background.


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