Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SSINK Blog Hop - May Flowers

It's time for another blog hop with the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration girls! This month's theme is all about May FLOWERS! We are really enjoying Spring here in Oregon. The weather has been exceptionally good with just the right amount of rain and lots of sunshine, which brings out the most beautiful flowers! 

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 4 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Darla at Stampin with Darla If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below. 

Each of the cards I am sharing with you today have all been inspired by cards I have found that have jumped out at me. I have either CASEd the cards or used it as a springboard for my own design. (I have been lacking a little bit lately in coming up with my own designs, so I have been doing a lot of seeking for inspiration! Hopefully I am not the only one who sometimes can't come up with a design on her own!)

I have also used the Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating Pansy Punch on all of the cards you will see below! But, have no fear ~ these two products will be sticking around for another year! However, they won't be offered as a bundle like they are now, so take advantage of that while you can and save 15%!

This first card I created for a card night last night. It uses the (retiring) English Garden DSP. I kept this card to a few colors ~ Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey & Soft Suede. Both Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey are retiring in-colors (get them before it's too late!), so I wanted to try and use them for one last hurrah! The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the hostess stamp set Happy Birthday, Everyone and will also be retiring at the end of May. The flower image is from the Flower Patch stamp set and I used Hello Honey and Soft Suede Markers to color the flower image and stamp onto the background.

 *CASE by Karen at Karen's Stamping Page

Because I ended up not having enough of the DSP for the card above, I also threw in another option and the ladies could pick either the one above or the below mixed color of DSP. Even though the pink on the card wasn't technically a match to the ribbon I used (retired Raspberry Ripple!) I figured it worked perfectly enough this time around. I don't know about you, but sometimes you just need to use up some of your ribbon stash, so both of the ribbons on these first two cards are retired, but worked perfectly with this design and I had just enough needed.

I found this card one day randomly on Facebook and was instantly drawn to its design. I literally created this card exactly as I saw it and only added a different sentiment (from the Rose Wonder stamp set) and simply added a rhinestone in the middle to give it that pop of bling! For the life of me, I can not seem to find the card I was originally inspired by, so I will be sure to update with credit when I find it! **Edited to add: Found the card I cased HERE.

I used a Blackberry Bliss (retiring) card base and inked my images in Hello Honey (retiring), Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss (retiring), and Perfect Plum. The leaves and sun image are from a set called Kinda Eclectic and the small middle flower is from a set called Petite Petals. Both of these sets you will see carried over to the new catalog!

Lastly, we created this card at a team meeting we had a couple of weeks ago. My upline brought all of the supplies to create this card and ironically it uses the same stamp set as the flowers above, so I thought I would share with the rest of these cards! I love the black and white with the pop of color using Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. The washi tape is from the Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape. It also uses the Kinda Eclectic stamp set (leaves) I used in the above card, as well as a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

*CASE by Martha Herrera! You made it! Thanks for stopping by today and for joining our hop. We're a small group this week, but I hope you will continue on and enjoy more flower inspiration. Next up on the hop is Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana.

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  3. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  4. Darla at Stampin with Darla
  5. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

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