Saturday 29 July 2017

Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge #109

Unfinished projects... we all have them.

I don't know about you, but I have a growing pile of partially completed cards and bits & pieces that I always plan on getting back to, however it just doesn't seem to happen.

Well, today I am sharing some card bits & pieces from my pile that have now been turned into complete cards with help from this weeks Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge #109.

When I made a set of cards using the subtles collection for an Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team blog hop, I stamped a number of extra die cut pieces of cardstock with the intention of making additional cards. Well those pieces have sat on my table in my unfinished pile for over a month now, until today :)

Here is my finished collection of subtle collection cards inspired by the Stamp Ink Paper sketch:

Marina Mist

Blushing Bride

Pear Pizzazz

Pool Party

Calypso Coral

Soft Sky

Wisteria Wonder

Pink Pirouette

So Saffron

Wild Wasabi

I am on a mission this year to try and use up all the retired Designer Series Paper and ribbons I have been hoarding (yes, I will admit it, I am a crafting hoarder and I have a problem - that is step one right? acknowledgement).

So I pulled out my retired Subtles Designer Series Stack and cut a card front for each colour in the collection. I also dived into my ribbon stash to find any that were in the subtles family. I was surprised that I did not have any ribbon in Pink Pirouette or So Saffron - so for these 2, I just used Whisper White ribbon.

My cards use a mix of new/current & retired products. The current products I have used are the Subtles collection cardstock and inks, Subtles Enamel Shapes, the new Mini Dimensionals, Stitched Shapes framelits and Whisper White classic weave ribbon. The current stamp sets used are Colourful Seasons, Climbing Orchid, Bunch of Blossoms & Flourishing Phrases.

Another fear I have is hiding how I attach ribbons to a card. But for these cards, I stepped out of my comfort zone and used my mini stapler and I am quite happy that they look alright with the staple showing. Using a stapler makes them sooooo much easier and quicker to attach.

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  1. A beautiful collection of newly finished cards, Kirsten! We all have these unfinished projects, thanks for the motivation of finishing them off! Thanks for joining in on this week's Stamp, ink, Paper challenge.

    1. Thanks so much Jenny. And also thanks to the SIP Team for the awesome sketch - I'll definitely use this sketch again for more stash reducing cards :)

  2. Love your cards Kristen! What a great way to use up all that DSP and ribbon! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

    1. Thanks so much Ginger :) I was quite happy your sketch this week helped me with my stash reducing mission.


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