InspireInk Blog Hop – New Year, New Project!

Hello everyone.

Today I’m taking part in the InspireInk blog hop for January 2023, with my talented Pootlers team mates.

This month our theme is New Year, New Project. So I set about using a combination of a new bundle, new designer series paper and an old(er) embossing folder to create this card…

The bundle I used is Beautiful Thistle. I stamped 1 large and 2 smaller thistles with Stazon ink onto Shimmery White card, coloured them with Watercolor Pencils then die cut them. I used a combination of Garden Green, Old Olive and Granny Apple green and then Gorgeous Grape and some Cherry Cobbler. My Blender Pens smoothed out the colours.

The wood effect designers series paper is from the By The Bay pack. Always check out the ‘B’ sides of our fabulous double sided papers as you’ll find lots of really useful designs.

My card base is Basic White Thick card and I added a panel of Sahara Sand card over the DSP that I’d embossed with the Hive 3D folder and added a little bit of Sahara Sand ink with a blending brush…

I curled the edges of the thistle leaves with a bone folder and popped the top parts up with dimensionals and glued the bottom of each die cut straight onto the embossed card layer.

The sentiment is from Beautiful Thistle and I used Gorgeous Grape ink on Shimmery White card, cut it with a Deckled Rectangle die and inked the edges with Sahara Sand ink too. I added this over the bottom of the thistle die cuts with dimensionals. The final touch was some Rustic Metallic dots.

Now it’s time for you to get more inspiration by seeing what everyone else is sharing today. Please click on the button below to see all of the other blogs you can hop around…

I’m number 5 on the list, so please make sure you visit the next blog on by list; my lovely friend Janice using the link above or by CLICKING HERE

Shop the products

I’ve listed the products I used for today’s project below. You can click on any of the links to see that product in my online shop. The Beautiful Thistle stamps and dies can be purchased separately, but if you buy them as a bundle you save 10%. I’ve shown both options in my Product List below.

Remember, if you spend £45 or more (before P&P) in my shop up until 28 February 2023, you’ll automatically qualify for a free product.

When you shop with me you’ll receive a handmade card and gift as a token of my appreciation. If your order is under £150 please use the current Host Code so that I can add in a free product to your customer thank you pack for the month. Find out more on the Host Code page in the main menu.

Happy crafting,

Heather x

Product List
Blender Pens

About stampwithnellie

Hi, my name is Heather Forgan, but my nickname is Nellie! I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the United Kingdom and I love being able to share my creations using their fabulous products.

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