Monday, 13 January 2014

Inky Fingers Challege 2

Hi there! 

I've had a super weekend. It was Stuart's birthday yesterday so we had a weekend of celebrations - dinner out, friends over, cake(!!!), watching Monster's University on dvd and eating Ben and Jerry's....yum! Stu got a mandolin for his birthday so there's been a fair amount of strumming and playing going on too!

Well, here we are a week on and today there is another Inky Fingers Challenge for you all! Did you enjoy last week's challenge? 

Today is a sketch challenge, they can be a bit tricky but so rewarding when you look at what you've created and think wow, I would never have thought of a card like that without that sketch! Its such a great feeling and true of my creation for today. 

The layout looked quite easy and simple but I was determined to do something different and not follow the sketch to the letter! (Yes, its okay to switch up a few things on the sketch as long as the main basis of the sketch can be seen and is being witheld! This is something I didn't realised for ages!)

Stamp Set: Express Youself, Petal Parade (SAB)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Black
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
Big Shot: Circles Framelits
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit (SAB)

Yes I'm still having a bit of a nuts rave with Crisp Cantaloupe! I'm liking the Sweet Sorbet SAB designer paper - there's some beautiful florals and geometrics in there - a great mix. The centrepiece flowers were all fussy cut out of the designer paper, it took a while but the effect is great! 

I like how the flowers really pop against all the other elements on the card. The strip of designer paper, sentiment and twine are lovely and work so well on the card, tone on tone with the background. 

I just wanted to share a quick trick with you for the perfect bow. Wrapped the twine around the card and taped it on the back, tie a bow and use a glue dot to attach it to the front of the card in the perfect position. Its such a stress free way to get a perfect bow, facing the correct direction without all the fiddling and twisting.

I made a co-ordinating envelope by stamping the Petal Parade stamp set (co-ordinates with the Sweet Sorbet DSP) all over the envelope flap in Crisp Cantaloupe. 

I hope you'll have a go at making a card using this sketch from Inky Fingers, if you do, be sure to upload it to the blog so we can all appreciate your work! I can't wait to see what you all create! It can be as simple or elaborate as you like! 

Happy Stampin',

Amanda xx


  1. It's really pretty...I love it!

    1. Thank you Robyn! Hope you'll join in with the challenge too! Look forward to seeing what you create! x