Inklipse Blog hop!

Hey Crafty Friends!

If you have never visited TheCraftyPickle before, Welcome! I was so happy to help Simon out in his first Inklipse blog hop! He has a great hop planned with lots of talent (and of course prizes!) I hope you will follow along with us!

If you have started at my blog first you can start at the beginning HERE

You should have arrived from Jess Gerstner’s blog.

Inklipse Blog Hop | August 2016

So I have to tell you, I had this big video planned. I recorded my whole process and when I went to edit my video last night…. nada … nope not any footage. Darn it! So I apologize. I will have some more YouTube videos coming VERY soon! You can find my youtube HERE. Subscribe so you don’t miss out on the content I have coming in September!  ….. On to today’s card!

I recently got some of Concord and 9th’s new release products from a Simon Says Stamp haul and I was super excited to get to play with them. I just loved the Hugs die that they came out with earlier in the year so of course I got the Thanks die too!

Concord and 9th Heart full of thanks |

This die is so great for making a card extra special!

Concord and 9th Heart full of thanks |

Now I have done the hugs die just how Concord & 9ths YouTube video instructed but this time I thought I would cheat a bit with the thanks die… I cut my paper to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 on either side. This was my base. I set that aside and took two pieces of distress precut cardstock and stamped them both with the Barnwood background stamp from Concord and 9th in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I then took an ink blending tool and some gathered twigs Distress ink and blended both card bases.

Concord and 9th Heart full of thanks |

I set those panels aside for a bit to dry. Then I blended some distress inks on some scrap watercolor paper ( Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, and Crushed Olive) I cut the thanks word out of this scrap of blended cardstock. I then scored each piece of Barnwood stamped Distress paper down the middle. The thanks dies fit right in the grove of my score line and I ran them through my big shot just like that. This left me with two side panels to overlay on the card base side panels. I glued them both down securely using Bee Creative tape.  Once that was finished I glued the extra thanks pieces over the base layer of the thanks die cuts.  I stamped the heart full of…. sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment builder stamp set in versamark ink and embossed with Pale Gold embossing powder by WOW. Once cool I cut out using a Simon Says Stamp stitched banner die. Finally I cut out some wheat and a leaf from Concord & 9th’s Layering Leaves dies. I colored the die cuts with some wild honey Distress ink and added some pale gold embossing powder to them as well. I glued all the pieces to the front using Multi Medium Matte from Ranger.

Concord and 9th Heart full of thanks |

I wanted the inside to be special too so I turned it into a gift card holder! First I used my clarity stencil brushes and a Dina Wakley stencil to create a layered leaf background ( Crushed olive and Twisted citron distress inks) Then I stamped my sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Kindness stamp set in the middle of the card base using the Hero Arts Autumn ombre ink pad.

Concord and 9th Heart full of thanks |

Finally I cut out a little gift card envelope from Mama Elephant’s Venice die set. I had the inside flap match the leaf background of the card base inside and the rest I used an ink blending tool and some wild honey Distress ink. For a finishing touch I added one of the layering leaves to the envelope flap. The envelope was glued down to the base using Bee Creative tape.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Your next stop in the blog hop is Crafty Max!

Listed below are the links to the products I have used for this project. Affiliate links may be used, this means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I really appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog.

Thank you again for stopping by. Check back here next week for Honey Bee Stamps Honey Hop on Thursday Aug 25th!

Honey Bee Stamps Honey Hop Aug 25th! Brand new release and of course PRIZES!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Taniesa Vlasak |

98 thoughts on “Inklipse Blog hop!

  1. I just absolutely love this card. I can see so many different occasions to use this style. Thank you so much for sharing. I am so sorry about the video, I bet it would have been great. Maybe next time.

  2. Wow, really nice cards! There are lots of hearts of them then I really liked one was that barn texture that you used as the background with your blended inks it is really striking. And the way you did your pocket card was really cute too, I will look for your videos in the future.

  3. Parts of them, not hearts of them as I do not recall seeing any hearts…
    I might as well add that the leaf that was gold embossed was especially pretty. Maybe because it was wild honey Ink that was then embossed with gold embossing powder and the combination just beautiful! I love the distress inks but if I had to pick just one to be my favorite I think it would be wild honey I love love love that color.

  4. I love the gift card holder inside the card! Ingenious!!!!! Such a gorgeous card with so many perfect die elements to accent the wood background 🙂

  5. Fabulous card! I love the colors and the stamps and dies you used! Love the Barnwood Background and the Layering Leaves die… both on my wish list! And the gift card holder inside is a real treat! Great details and colors on your project!

  6. Beautiful card. I want to get the thanks & hugs dies so bad. They have moved to the top of my wish list now

  7. Wow! Even the inside of the card is amazing! I LOVE how you inked the wood background. And what a cute little envelope inside! Great idea.

  8. What a stunning card! I love the gold on the barnwood front piece. I must try that. Love the little envelope on the inside. It’s all so fabulous!

  9. Oh my goodness… I absolutely love your card!! It is so beautiful and I just love the inside of your card too!!!

  10. Taniesa, I LOVE this l’m just going to have to get one of these dies and try them. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  11. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card, LOVE IT, inside and out!!!
    The wood panels and split thanks look AMAZING!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

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