Stamping Inkpirations Blog Hop – Taco Fiesta

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Hello and welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop for February. We have got a colour challenge this month using So Saffron, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Shaded Spruce.

So Saffron | Sweet Sorbet | Tahitian Tide | Orchid Oasis | Shaded Spruce

As soon as I saw the colours I thought of the Taco Fiesta stamp set. I created a stamped background using the large chilli image which I coloured with Sweet Sorbet and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends. Then I ink blended the entire panel with So Saffron which gave the chillies a more orangey tone.

I then took a strip of the Balmy Blue striped sheet from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper and went over the lines with Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I felt the So Saffron wasn’t dark enough so again I ink blended over the So Saffron areas with a Blending Brush. Although I did go over some of the blue areas, it didn’t alter the colour greatly and I was pleased with the result.

A layered up sentiment and a small fussy cut chilli complete this spicy card. Perhaps a fun take on a Valentine’s card?!!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this card. For more inspiration please click on the Next Blog button to see Susan Webster’s creation.

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Angie McKenzie 

Aurélie Fabre 

Jo Blackman

Tricia Butts 

Jan Musselman 

Mo Rootes

Rochelle Laird-Smith (you are here)

Susan Webster 

Karen Henderson

Judith Patterson 

Shel Anderson 

Leonie Stuart

Danielle Kassing 

Ann Krucek 

Vickie Littlewood

Annette Ball


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Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop – Splish! Splash!

We are making waves today in the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop. In Melbourne we are in the middle of winter and far from splashing around weather. Perhaps this will make you think of warmer days!

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I’ve combined some old and new products for my card. I created the waves background using the scalloped border from the Scalloped Contours Dies. Starting at the top with the lightest blue and a blending brush, this fun background came about.

I stamped the whale in Versamark and heat embossed in White Embossing Powder. Then I opened up my brand new box of Soft Pastels. These are so much fun to work with. I can see myself using these a lot. I coloured the whale with Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy and then rubbed the colour back with a tissue. This also blended the colour nicely.

For some definition, I added some colour with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. For the finishing touch the whale was heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder for a nice shine.

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop, Splish Splash, June 2021, Whale Builder Punch, Scalloped Contour Dies, Soft Pastels

Next on our hop is my friend Angie McKenzie. Click the button to view her beautiful project.

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson

Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Shel Anderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Alejandra Gomez  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Teri West

Danielle Kassing  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Jill Chapman  ●  Susan SimpsonTerry Hamilton  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

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