Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop: Give Thanks

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for October 2017. This month our theme is Give Thanks!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Stampin' Artfully or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Stampin' Artfully. 
I always enjoy using leaf stamps so much around this time of year. I decided I wanted something with texture, a few layers and a bit grungy, but still elegant. Unless noted, all products Stampin' Up!

I cut a "frame" using the Lots of Labels Framelits from Soft Suede card stock, then embossed it with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I swiped Versamark on the high spots and embossed with a little gold and a little silver embossing powder. I stamped the leaf image from Vintage Leaves on vellum paper and embossed with gold embossing powder, before using the matching die cut to cut it out. 

A tip: I wanted a grungy feel to the Sheet Music background, so I inked the stamp up with Versamark, then wiped a bit off here and there before stamping and embossing the image with gold embossing powder on my card base. After the stamped image was cool, I sanded the embossed image with a sanding block to make it a bit more grungy. The little wispy threads are a snippet of cheese cloth. (I love the wispy look and am a bit addicted to using a bit of it on many of my cards.) 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Stampin' Artfully, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.
As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. 

Artfully Yours,


  1. Great card Kim! Love how you grunged it up with sanding and cheese cloth!

  2. So pretty. I love the grunge look.

  3. Exquisite! I wish they still carried the sanding block. I use an emory board but don't like it.

  4. This card is just stunning Su. Thanks so much for the inskspiration


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