Wednesday, May 12, 2010

INKlings Team's first ever blog hop


Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s first ever blog hop. You may have arrived here from Michelle 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 michelle.dyson@bigpond.com 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.

I have made 3 cards in total, The first one is a simple card using only one stamp.

Card Recipe:
SU Stamps: Cheer & Wishes
SU Cardstock: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green and Handsome Hunter
SU Other: Vintage Brad


This card I have watercoloured the large shell from the seaside stamp set and also used my new spritzer to give a sandy look.

Card Recipe:
SU Stamps: Seaside, Sanded BG and Occasional Greetings
SU Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Kraft, Basic Grey.
SU Inks: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip. Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand
SU Other: Watercolouring Paper, Urban Oasis DSP, Jumbo Eyelet, Spritzer.


For this card I have made a star embossing template, I would like to thank Merryl Blacker for this fantastic idea of creating your own templete with punches.

Card Recipe:
SU Stamps: Occasional Greetings for Sentiments
SU Cardstock: Brushed Sliver, Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Ballet Blue
SU Inks: Versa Mark
SU Other: Homemade star embossing template, Big Shot, Silver embossing powder, heat gun, Mat Pack, Small and Large Star Punches, Star Designer Brad.


Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Rachel Capps. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

Thank you for Looking
Rach

23 comments:

Fiona said...

Love your cards.

Lea Lloyd said...

3 very different cards and they all look fantastic. So many ideas, Thank you!

Crafty Cow said...

love the star embossing idea...you will have to share your secrets :>

daniholland said...

Love the first card design - so simple but very effective.

kari said...

Gorgeous cards, especially the shell one! running off now to see Merryl's tips on the homemade embossing folder!!! What a great idea!

Dani Fender said...

Great stunning cards as usual Rachel. I love that star embossing idea! Will be casing that FOR SURE!!!

Sandybeaches said...

Love the colours you've used!! Thanks for the inpiration:)

Kylie S said...

Great cards Rachel. Well done!

stampinground said...

Beautiful cards Rachel - such wonderfu ideas!

Michelle said...

My fave is the shell card too - I think that set will be on my 'must have' list before long.... Also curious to try out the homemade embossing technique - very clever!
xx michelle

Sue W said...

Great cards - love the colours you chose!

rachelcapps said...

Oh, Rach, gorgeous cards, but I love the stars card best :) Definitely my fav :)

sharna said...

hi, thanks for sharing, i love your 1st idea, as im a huge fan of simple but effective, especially for male cards, but then again all of your cards are fantastic

Christie Wallace said...

Great cards Rachel. I really want to try that Faux embossing just havent gotten around to it yet.

Joan said...

I love that birthday card with the squares. Love love love it!

my info said...

i love the square birthday card design..it looks like something i could do without too much stress! and the star one is just amazing love it!!

Margaret L Crawford said...

Nice cards - I too love the star card and the use of the brad is inspired. Well done.

Lydia said...

The star card is my favourite. And the colours are great. Great ideas.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

The great thing about male cards ... simple is perfectly acceptable!!! The recipients are always happy ... and it is a very satisfactory result! Great ideas here Rachel. Thanks for the inspiration! xxAxx

Dinky Di said...

Wow! Love your cards. Thanks for the ideas.

Christine Blain said...

Great cards, Rach - you've done a beautiful job on them all. Love the shell card and the star card the most, but they are all beautifully finished, as always!

Becky said...

These are all fantastic cards, brilliant ideas :)

Sarah said...

I love the last card. I like how you made your own embossing plate!