You Hold The Key - Night of Flight & Just My Type - Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - August 2023

Hello and welcome back to my blog. You are visiting Ann Alexander from Australia. Today I have a card for the August 2023 "Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop".  

This month's inspiration image is featured below and the full set of colours for this month's theme are Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Wild Wheat and Garden Green. . My card today uses 5 out of 6 of the colours (no Garden Green), but the stamped images were perfect for colouring with the rest of the challenge colours.

I used the Night of Flight (images), Just My Type (sentiment) & Sketched Plaid (plaid background) stamp sets. I coloured the images and plaid with Stampin' Blends. I also used the Exposed Brick Embossing Folder, Deckled Circles Dies (new in the upcoming Sept-Dec 2023 Mini Catalogue), 2 3/8" Circle Punch and 2023-2025 In Colour Dots.


- Use a piece of Basic White card for the card base. Layer with a piece of Flirty Flamingo and then another piece of Basic White that has been embossed with the Exposed Brick Embossing Folder.

- Stamp the images from the Night of Flight stamp set onto Basic White card with Smoky Slate ink. Colour with Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Smoky Slate, Wild Wheat). 

- Stamp the plaid background with the Sketched Plaid stamp set using Flirty Flamingo ink onto Basic White. Colour the lines using Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wheat Stampin' Blends. See THIS video from Stampin' Up!® for a better view on how I coloured it in. Used the Deckled Circles Dies (releasing in September) to die cut the plaid background. 

- Use a 2 3/8"Circle Punch to punch a piece of Vellum to layer over the top of the plaid background. Adhere the cardstock and vellum circles and then the coloured butterflies/moths to the card.

- Stamp the sentiment from the Just My Type set using Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White card and adhere. Add some 2023-2025 In Colour Dots to complete.

I hope the card you've seen here on my blog today has inspired you to create something today.

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  1. Lovely card Ann, love this stamp set x

    1. Thank you so much Mo, I love this set too! xx

  2. Lovely card. I especially love how you made the plaid design.

    1. Thank you so much Theresa, it was fun to create! xx

  3. Beautiful card. I love how you made the plaid.

    1. Thank you so much Lorraine, it was a fun card to create.xx

  4. Great use of the colours. I love the layout of you card!


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