Miss Ink Stamps – Artsy Abstracts Thank You Card

Happy Thursday everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I have a card featuring a new stencil set from Miss Ink Stamps called Artsy Abstracts. I just love the idea behind these stencils and have had so much fun playing with them in different ways. Today I went bright and bold for a little toucan fun.

For this card, I started with an A2 size panel of white cardstock. I chose the smaller “blob” stencil in the set and the smaller accent stencil as well. I was very random and unintentional with my placements today. I simply chose a color, inked up a blob, chose a detail accent and inked it up somewhere around it and moved on to the next.

Once my panel was decorated to my liking I played with different images and sentiments to see what I wanted to add. First, I chose the simple thank you sentiment from Fall Bouquet and heat embossed it in black on a strip of vellum. That seems a bit plain so I trimmed down the inked panel to 3 3/4×5 inches, wrapped the vellum around and mounted it on a piece of black cardstock measuring 4×5 1/4 inches. I added foam tape to that and added it to a white card base.

I actually walked away from my card for the night and came back the next day. Still unhappy with it, it was just too plain for me. I went through my stamps again and this time the Pretty Birds caught my eye so I gave them a go and totally love how wild and fun this looks with them on it.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to both of the bird beaks but that’s all today.

Products used:
Artsy Abstracts stencils
Fall Bouquet stamps
Pretty Bird stamps
Blending Brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Glossy accents

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Miss Ink Stamps – Coffee Stencil Trio

Hey friends! I’m on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today highlighting the super fun coffee themed gift with purchase stencil that is available! I have two cards and a bonus gift tag to share.

I started today by taking a 6×6 piece of white cardstock and inked it up very messy and random with distress oxide inks in tea dye, gathered twigs and ground espresso. Once I liked the look of the panel and spritzed it with water and then flicked black acrylic paint on the whole thing. After it was dry I spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through the coffee stencil. I removed the stencil, cleaned up and set the panel aside to dry.

Once the panel was dry, I heated up my laminator and ran the whole panel through with copper deco foil in a craft & carrier sheet. Then I trimmed the text blocks and rainbow apart using my paper trimmer. I adhered the text blocks to black panels giving them a small border and popped that up with foam tape on white panels.

For this card, I inked up a teal A2 panel with the new Latte Love stencil and white pigment ink before adding the foiled layers to the center.

For the second card, I did the same thing with the foiled panel, adding the white and black mat layers before inking up the teal panel with the Lava Lamp stencil and darker teal ink for a tone-on-tone contrast.

Bonus! This stencil has a third image that is a cup ring/coffee bean rainbow! It’s so fun and different! This time I decided to add it to a tag that I could tie to a box of K-cups to share with a friend.

I cut the large tag from textured teal cardstock and the stitched layer from white. I attached the Perfectly Plaid stencil with Pixie Spray and inked it up with Dusty Concord distress oxide ink. Since I pounced my sponge dobber instead of using a brush I got this cool distressed looking texture. I splattered the panel with watered down Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink to tie in the teal color and adhered the tag layers together.

Using my MISTI I stamped the sentiment from Brewtiful on the lower center and popped the rainbow up with foam squares. To finish it off I threaded some ribbon through the hole and tied it with twine.

Don’t miss your chance to get this super fun gift with purchase stencil! Click HERE for all the details.

Products used today:
Free with Purchase Coffee Stencil
Perfectly Plaid stencil
Latte Love stencil
Lava Lamp stencil
Brewtiful stamps
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Thermoweb Deco Foil – copper
Thermoweb stencil pal
Thermoweb 3D foam tape
Thermoweb Pixie Spray
Avery Elle Easy Layer Tag dies
Distress Oxide Ink – tea dye, ground espresso, gathered twigs, dusty concord, cracked pistachio

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Miss Ink Stamps – To Perk You Up

Welcome friends! Today I have a bit of caffeinated inspiration featuring stamps and stencils from Miss Ink Stamps. Tomorrow is the start of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring | Summer Hop and I wanted to get you warmed up today!

To start this card, I had an idea in my head, so I pulled out my stamps and laid them on a card from to see if things would fit the way I was hoping. It seemed to work out so I stamped everything and colored the images with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and arranged them in layers, using liquid glue to adhere small bits together at a time.

Once I had the general shape of my images together I pulled out an A2 panel and inked it up with cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon distress oxide inks. Then I layered the Springtime Lace stencil over the top and added another layer of the same colors over the top. I spritzed the panel with water and then gold watercolor and set it aside to dry.

Once the panle was dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and added it to a white card base with liquid glue. I added the images with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares next. Finally, I put the whole card in my MISTI and carefully stamped my sentiment nestled in beneath the banner.

For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to parts of the coffee beans and berries on the branch. Then I added unicorn Stickles to the flowers and leaves.

Be sure to start at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog tomorrow and hop along for chances to win prizes at lost of stops, including Miss Ink Stamps and back here too!

Products used today:
Springtime Banners stamps
Springtime Lace stencil
Brewetiful stamps
Bubbles stamps
Distress Oxide – cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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Miss Ink Stamps – Wishing You a Magical Day

Hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by. Today I have a little inspiration featuring some magical products from Miss Ink Stamps. I pulled out the Lovely Unicorns because it had been a minute since I colored these beauties up and decided to pair some beautiful stencils together too!

I started by stamping my images out and coloring them with my lightest copic markers. I wanted to keep things soft and sweet for this card. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.

Knowing the general design direction I was going, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock down to 2×4.25 inches and stamped my sentiment on the upper right side. I added 1/8″ scrappy tape to the edge and adhere a strip of silver cardstock to it. Then, I set this aside with my images while I worked on the stencil panel.

I have really been itching to try out the new On the Vine stencil to see how it was in person and I can’t even tell you how much I love it. It’s beautiful and is going to be so versatile with any images you try it with! Today I inked up a white piece of cardstock with light blue ink. Then I sprayed the stencil with Pixie Spray and stuck it down before adding another layer of the same color blue ink over the top. The moment I peeled the stencil away I was in love!

But thanks to my friend Lynnea, I just can’t leave these alone without trying to layer a little something over the top. Today for that added magical feel, I used the Sparkles stencil with iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb for the perfect amount of magic!

Once the glitz gel was dry, I lined everything up to figure out final spacing and decided to trim the sentiment panel down to 1.5 inches and pop it up with foam tape. Then I added foam squares to the images and added them next.

For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles to the unicorn horn and hooves and also the butterfly wings. Then I took my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and added a little shimmer to the unicorn mane and tail too. You can’t have too much sparkle on a card like this, ever!

Products used today:
Lovely Unicorns stamps
Sparkles stencil
On the Vine stencil
Glitz Glitter Gel – iridescent
Stencil Pal
Pixie Spray
Foam squares
Foam tape
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Stickles – unicorn
Scrappy Tape – 1/8″

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Miss Ink Stamps – Stenciled and Glitzed Cheetah

Hello everyone. I have a bit of Miss Ink Stamps inspiration to share with you featuring one of the new animal portrait stencil sets. These layering stencils are gorgeous and so easy to use! Today I stepped them up a bit from just inking to glitz glitter gel for some sparkle and interest.

In this stencil set you get three piecs – the cheetah shape mask, the shading layer and the spots layer. They are super easy to line up and ink how you want.

Today I started with kraft cardstock and used the mask to ink around the cheetah with peeled paint distress oxide ink, then I inked the edges of the panel with rustic wilderness distress oxide for a color gradient.

Next I added the shading layer stencil and inked it up with carved pumpkin distress oxide ink. I chose this bright color for some contrast on the kraft cardstock. If I were using white, I would probably have stuck to another color in the yellow family instead. Just something to keep in mind when you are choosing colors.

Finally, I added the spots layer and inked the whole thing up with VersaFine black ink before selectively adding black glitz glitter gel to the spots. However, I didn’t mask anything off, I was just careful when adding the glitz and didn’t mind if it went outside of the spots to the face lines or something else.

I let that dry and then went in with the frame layer for the Ins & Outs Marquis stencil to add a gold glitz frame to really bling things up. While that was drying, I stamped a sentiment from Jungle Ruins and cut it out with a rectangle die. I inked the top with a little green ink that coordinated with my card front and popped it up with foam squares.

Once it was all dry, I glued the whole panel to a white card base and my card is completely finished. Sometimes it’s not to just get inky and not color anything. I love these stencils for those moods.

Products used today:
Cheetah Portrait stencils
Ins & Outs Marquis stencils
Jungle Ruins stamps
Glitz Glitter Gel – gold and black
Stencil pal
Foam squares
Distress Oxide Ink – rustic wilderness, peeled paint, carved pumpkin
Pink & Main Layered Rectangle dies

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Miss Ink Stamps – Stencil Week | Let’s Monkey Around

Hello friends! Today I’m back with a bit more inspiration featuring a new stencil from Tuesday’s release called Bluet Burst. It’s so pretty and has lots of potential, especially with the recent jungle release of stamps.

To create my card, I stamped some images from various sets – Go Bananas, Jungle Ruins and Pretty Bird – and colored them all with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and set everything aside to get inky for the rest of my card.

First I took a green panel of cardstock and inked up the Bluet Burst stencil with Lawn Fawn cilantro ink and a blending brush. I cut the panel down to 3×4 1/4 inches and then added a strip of gold glitter cardstock to the top. I added foam tape to the back and set it aside.

Next I inked up an A2 panel of white cardstock with peacock feathers and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I spritzed that with water and blotted it dry. Then, I splattered gold watercolor over the panel to tie it in with the strip I already had going on.

Finally, I added splattered panel to a card base and popped the stenciled panel up. Last, I added foam squares to my images and adhered them too. I looked through a bunch of my stamp sets to choose a sentiment and finally decided to emphasize the fun monkey theme with this one from Go Bananas. I stamped and heat embossed it on a black cardstock scrap and trimmed it into a strip before popping it up with a foam strip too.

I think it’s fun to mix and match unlikely images from different sets and play around a little. I hope you enjoyed today’s card and found some inspiration to create something wonderful to share with someone.

Products used today:
Go Bananas stamps
Jungle Ruins stamps
Pretty Bird stamps
Bluet Burst stencil
Foam tape, squares and strips
Bearly Art liquid glue

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Miss Ink Stamps – Stencil Release Day | Rainbow Hello

Hey there! Today is a fun stencil release day for Miss Ink Stamps. I wanted to share one of a billion ways to use the new wonky scallop stencil. I inked it up horizontally today on a portrait card front in rainbow colors!

The design of this stencil makes masking super quick and easy to get these rainbow lines. I seriously want to make 100 of these cards and give them to everyone! It’s just so happy!

After I inked up my rainbow, I layered the starry night stencil over the top and spread iridescent glitz glitter gel through that. I just love stencil layering like this where it’s subtle but adds so much interest to the design.

Once that was dry I trimmed the panel down to 4×5 1/2 inches and layered it on a piece of gray cardstock that is 4 1/8×5 3/8. Then I added that to a white card base.

For my sentiment, I die cut “hello” using the Ei-ei-o word dies three times from white cardstock and once from white glitter cardstock and used liquid glue to adhere the layers together. I used my grid mat and post-it tape to line them up how I wanted, added liquid glue to the back and placed them on the card front.

Last, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Sunshine and Rainbows in white on black cardstock, trimmed it into a strip and popped it up with a foam strip. Then my card is all finished. The glitz background and glittery letters add so much that I didn’t think any “finishing touches” were needed.

I call this a sherbet rainbow and it is my absolute most favorite thing ever! These colors make me so happy. I hope you like them too!

Products used today:
Wonky Scallop stencil
Starry Night stencil
Ei-ei-o Word dies
Sunshine and Rainbows stamps
Glitz glitter gel – iridescent
Stencil Pal
Foam strips
Blending brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks

There’s a fun giveaway for the release so head over to the Miss Ink Stamps Instagram for all those details.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – You Are Fierce

Hello friends! Today I have a little inspiration featuring that fabulous tiger from the new Miss Ink Stamps Jungle Friends stamp set. I finally had a moment to play with one of the new stencils too and tried a new idea for extra texture.

I started by stamping and coloring my image with copic markers. Then I cut a strip of green cardstock and inked up the new Boho Blocks stencil with a darker green ink. For a little bling and texture I took gold glitz glitter gel and randomly spread it through the stencil in various areas. I cleaned up and set this panel aside to dry while I worked on some more stamping.

Next, I cut an A2 piece of kraft cardstock and chose my sentiment. I positioned it in the middle left of the panel and stamped it with brown ink, using my MISTI. I just shifted my cardstock 1/4 inch and kept stamping until the whole line was complete. Then I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped it in black once. I cut this out with a banner from Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card dies and added a foam strip to the back.

I found some fun gold striped washi tape in my stash so I added it to the right side of the kraft panel before popping the green stenciled panel up with foam tape. Then I added foam squares to the back of the tiger and popped him in place. For the sentiment I just lined the banner up with one of the lines I already stamped so it flows perfectly and trimmed off the excess.

For finishing touches I just added black glaze pen to the tiger’s eyes and glossy accents to his nose. I glued the whole panel to a white card base and it’s all finished.

Products used:
Miss Ink Stamps Jungle Friends stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Boho Blocks stencil
Trinity Stamps 4-bar Card dies
Foam strips, squares and tape
Glitz glitter gel – gold
Glossy accents

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Miss Ink Stamps – It’s a Jungle Out There

Welcome everyone! Today I have an atypical style card to share with you featuring more from the newest Miss Ink Stamps release. These critters and all the fun supporting images just don’t get old and I haven’t been able to create with everything yet so I’m not even close to done!

Last weekend I was out of town for my daughter’s State Championship competition for dance. Thinking ahead and knowing I would have lots of down time while the team prepared I stamped some images and packed my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers with me. Typically I reach for copics but they don’t travel as well as my Zig collection. I had some wonderfully relaxing time watercoloring and created my card once I was home.

I chose images from Jungle Ruins, Go Bananas and Pretty Bird. Not everything made it on today’s card but now I have a little tray full of images ready to create with this weekend when I hit the craft room again!

To create this card, I cut the background image down with a Pink & Main Layered Rectangle die and cut a black panel one size larger. I adhered the black panel to a white card base and popped the image panel up with foam tape. Then I used the same rectangle die to cut the edge of the ruins image off so they matched and popped it up with foam squares. I also added one extra monkey with foam squares too.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and used the same rectangle dies to cut it out. I adhered it with foam squares to help it stand out. Then, for finishing touches I glued down a scattering of confetti embellishments from Trinity Stamps across the design.

Once that was all finished I thought it was lacking so I went back to my pre-colored images and found the flowers from Pretty Bird and thought that bright red/orange pop of color was perfect! So I used liquid glue and adhered those in various places around the scene too.

I hope you’re enjoying inspiration from this fantastic release!

Products used today:
Jungle Ruins stamps
Pretty Bird stamps
Pink & Main Layered Rectangle dies
Trinity Stamps Glass Slipper confetti mix
Foam tape and squares
Liquid glue

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Miss Ink Stamps – Jungle Kids Scene Card

Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today I have a scene card featuring a couple of newly release sets from Miss Ink Stamps. These new sets are just so fun to create with. I love sitting and coloring all the images and just playing out little stories in my head.

Today I stamped a couple of images from Jungle Kids and colored them with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and set them aside. I stamped the main scene image from Jungle Ruins and used blending brushes and dye ink to fill in the scene.

Once I had the main color laid down I went over the whole thing with some tea dye distress ink to give it a dirty, rustic feel…more jungle-like to me. I spritzed the panel with water and flicked watered down tea dye ink on it too. However, how my images have a stark white edge that looks funny so I took the blending tool and just inked them up too. It’s perfect and makes them fit the scene so well!

I chose a sentiment from Jungle Friends, stamped it and cut it out with a banner die before inking it up to match. Then I added foam squares to my images and sentiment and popped them all in place. I created a side folding card base and adhered my panel to the front. Then I tied twine around the left side and tied it in a bow. I seriously love how this finishes today’s card off! So perfect!

Products used today:
Jungle Kids stamps
Jungle Friends stamps
Jungle Ruins stamps

Blending brushes
Distress Ink – tea dye
Foam squares
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies

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