Sunday 14 January 2024

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to the first Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop for 2024!

This month we have a fabulous sketch to work with, see below. I love this interesting design and decided to use decorative masks to create my background. I wondered how I was going to create the lighter cross. And after some thought I decided to cut some strips of masking paper and mask under the decorative mask. I have also kept my card square.

I started with a Night of Navy square card base. I then cut a piece of Basic White card stock as a mat layer. I then cut another piece of Basic White card stock to do the Masking on. I taped off two thin strips of masking paper to create the cross on the card stock. I then taped the mask over the top of the Basic White layer and began blending Pool Party inkover the top of the mask with a Blending Brush. I carefully removed the mask and then the masking strips. Then glued this piece onto the card base.

The sentient was stamped in Night of Navy ink on Basic White card stock before punching out with the heaxagon punch. I die cut some pieces of Night of Navy and Pool Party card stock using the Timeless Arrangements Dies and glued them to both sides of the sentiment layer. Icut a 12cm length of the Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon and glued it to the card front at the bottom right before adhering the sentiment layer using Dimesnionals.

I am happy with how this turned out and enjoyed the double masking for the background layer.You could make this card more masculine by not adhering the die cut elements.

Up next is the lovely Aurélie Fabre.
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  1. Great take on this sketch, Leonie! I love how you achieved this design. Thank's for sharing this!💕

  2. Fabulous way to create the striped accents. Love that sentiment - it works on so many levels!

  3. Love how you masked the sketch! ❤️ The die-cuts behind the Hexagon punched sentiment are a delightful contrast. Thanks for the inspirations as always. x

  4. Lovely card Leonie, love the paired back look, so stylish x

  5. So original! I almost thought it was a laser cut! Amazing. It's really a wow result! And all the details! Thank you for this incredible inspiration!