Monday, August 12, 2013

SS Inkspiration Card Sketch - for the birds!

What fun it is for me to announce a new adventure for myself and some fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators as just last week we launched a new blog together! Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration will be filled with lots of inspiration as we share with you 5 days a week! Each of the design team will be popping up throughout each month to share with you some of the fun we have in our craft rooms! To follow our new blog, click on the picture below! We will continue to have our monthly blog hop, as well, so keep looking for that on the second Thursday of each month!
Today's post from Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration consists of a Card Sketch created by one of our design team members, Breelin Renwick. I knew we were open to playing with the blank space and adding whatever we wanted to the background, but I kept seeing WHITE SPACE and in all honesty...I love a card with white space, so I kept it with just that.

This card was made specifically for the consignors of my recent Craft Cleanout Sale that I hosted in July. I just placed their Stampin' Up! order last week and all of their new goodies should be here by Tuesday! I thought I would stick one of these cards in each of their bags to let them know how much I appreciate their support in joining me for the third year in this annual sale that just keeps getting better and bigger!
Stamp Sets 
For the Birds (wood #132001 / $32.95, clear #126407 / $24.95)
Black Stazon Pad (#101406 / $7.95), Daffodil Delight Ink Pad (#126944 / $5.95), Marina Mist Ink Pad (#126962 / $5.95), Wild Wasabi Ink Pad (#126959 / $5.95), Blender Pens (#102845 / $9.95), Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (#100052 / $3.50)
Whisper White (#100730 / $8.50), Wild Wasabi (#108641 / $6.95), Real Red, Polka Dot Parade DSP (#126902 / $10.95)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430 / $3.95), Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247 / $4.95)
SNAIL Adheisve (#104332 / $6.95), Paper Snips (#103579 / $9.95), Paper Piercing Tool (#126189 / $3.95), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (#126199 / $4.95), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (#126187 / $7.95)
*to order any of the supplies you see above, visit

I started with the uber-adorable stamp set For the Birds and stamped the image in Black Stazon because I knew I wanted to use the Blender Pens to create a softer look and didn't want the black to bleed. I "squeezed" the ink pad while the lid was closed and then using the blender pen, I "grabbed" the ink from the top of the lid and colored away. Blender pens come in packs of three and they are two-sided. These last a long time! You can always wipe off the ink color you used by writing on a piece of paper until the ink color disappears and they are good to go for the next color!

Black Stazon ink is best for most every surface and is perfect for watercoloring. The thing about Black Stazon ink is that it "stains" your rubber. However, in my experience I haven't noticed this to effect the stamped image if there is black on the rubber. I don't always clean the stazon after every use, but if you do like to have clean rubber stamps at all times, the Stazon Cleaner (#109196 / $4.95) is a must have! Roll the cleaner right onto the stamp until you begin to see the black juice up. Wipe off onto the Stampin' Scrub (#126200 / $16.95) and voila - your stamp looks brand new again!!

 Happy stamping this week!


brrenwick said...

Super cute card! I love how bright and cheerful it is:)

Kim Ryden said...

Super cute!!! We love it...we meaning my daughter Brooke and me! She is 4 and is wondering why I don't have that stamp! She likes the Birdies....Daddy, Mommy and a boy bird! :)

Bobbi Mangas said...

Love this card. Looks simple, but so much detail!! TFS.

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