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. Wow. I am not ready for summer to end – but your card inspires me for Thanksgiving (my favorite) thankful cards! Love all the supplies – new must have wishlist items!

  2. I adore the gift cards holder. I have many people in my life to whom I’m giving coffee shop gift cards, and now you have inspired me to add that extra touch of a built in holder. Perfect!

  3. Who wouldn’t love finding a little surprise inside such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  4. Wow, what a fantastic card! I am loving this blog hop and so happy to have discovered Simon and his friends!

  5. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! Did I say WOW!?!?! I LOVE this beautiful card!! It would be a great masculine card yet is also great for a woman too!!! LOVE that and the envelope inside is awesomeness!! TFS!

  6. Wow your card is stunning, all the beautiful detail you put into the design really made it outstanding! I am so glad to have found you through this hop and will defiantly subscribe to your blog!

  7. Fantastic card. Love the woodgrain on the front.
    Making the little envelope for the gift card was a nice touch.
    thanks for sharing such a wonderful card.

  8. Wow Taniesa, you are one creative gal! The woodgrain panel is just gorgeous and love how you incorporated a gift card holder on the “inside” of the card….perfect for sending gifts to my grandkids! TFS

  9. Great card. I love this bakground. The color combo for the wood looks great. I also like how you did the inside. Its almost like 2 cards in one

  10. This card is beautiful. I especially love how you finished off the inside. It’s as fabulous inside as outside. Thanks for your inspiration.

  11. Very creative and beautiful card! I love all the distress blending and the inside of the card is awesome. Tfs

  12. Wow I just love your card. It is just gorgeous. I love how you including the gift card inside, what a great idea.

  13. Wow, it’s like you made 2 cards in one. Too bad the footage didnt record, but you explained it so well on your blog. The pictures you took speak a thousand words! New subscriber here. I’m impressed.

  14. Wow! My goodness this is just the cutest card! The inside as well as the outside. Just love it!

  15. This is so beautiful!!! And the inside is so creative – a very unexpected surprise for sure!! Just FYI – none of the Concord & 9th product links are working for some reason 😦 Gave me a strange error code

  16. Sorry your video didn’t work out but this is one attractive card inside and out! Very creative and really inspirational!!

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