Thursday, May 13, 2010
The INKling's First Blog Hop
Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s first ever blog hop. You may have arrived here from Clare's blog http://craftycowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-hopping-across-australia.html or just be visiting my blog, whichever way, once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.
What style of cards do we frequently get asked for inspiration for? More often than not it’s masculine cards, be it little boys or grandfathers everyone seems to struggle with cards for the males in our lives. So as a team we thought we’d help you out by providing you with 20 team members’ fantastic blogs that you can hop through and get lots of fantastic ideas from.
Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 20 handmade cards plus other goodies. Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators.
This is my first blog hop and it's a little bit scary. I'm a bit of a novice at adding links and most things 'computer'. So I have my fingers crossed that all goes smoothly and all the links work. Thanks to Sandra and Cliff for their advice. I had a few nervous moments but I think the links are now ok.
Because I have been working on some "Punch Art" cards for my class next week I have been looking at lots of ideas for that, see my previous post. The first card here is as a result of that. Also as I live in a rural area I think that this card would appeal to lots of my regular customers and friends. This tractor is so gorgeous and I could see it easily being used on a scrapbook page as well as a card. I cased the idea from Isaiah40:31 over at SCS.
I sponged the background With Bashful Blue and Kiwi Kiss (used a scallop circle to mask and make the clouds). Stamped along the bottom with a stamp from Pocket Silhouettes using Old Olive ink. Punches used were: Large Tag, Slot, Word Window, medium heart from Heart to Heart, Scallop Circle (punched twice), 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1" circle and the 1/2" circle. The brads are from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Pack, and the sentiment is from Cheers to You. The cardstock used was Whisper White, Garden Green, Basic Black and More Mustard with a little piece of silver for the smoke stack.
The next card was very quick and easy with the whale stamp from Fox & Friends stamped in Ballet Blue and Going Grey, then cut out and mounted onto Bashful Blue cardstock. The bottom section was masked with a torn piece of scrap paper and sponged with various shades of blue ink. The Bashful Blue card was cut out with the Top Note Die and the Big Shot. All that was mounted on Night of Navy card stock.The sentiment is mounted onto a piece of Night of Navy punched out with the Curly Punch Bundle punch. This would be a lovely card for a male of any age.
My final masculine card is made with the jumbo wheel Very Vintage, available in the Autumn Winter mini catalogue. On first glance you wouldn't think that it would be suitable to use for a man's card, but by using masculine colours and a bit of distressing I think it looks good. The colours used were Really Rust, Soft Suede, Kraft and Chocolate Chip. The ink is Soft Suede and the accessories I used were the crimper,distressing tool, jumbo brads, scallop square punch, retired punch Spring Flower Bouquet and sponge daubber. The 'For You' is from Say It With Scallops.
Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Dani http://daniholland.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/inklings-blog-hop/ Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.
Thank You for Looking.
Posted by Janice Spencer at 4:52 PM