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Circles in inchy form

Playing today with my cuttlebug embossing folders, a background stamp and some ink I’ve made an inchy for the Inch By Inch challenge, which this week is circles. The circles were stamped onto the inchy by inking up the square background stamp, stamping it onto card embossed with the dots and spots folder and then stamping the background stamp onto white card. It leaves a wonderful negative impression of the dots and spots embossing.

Materials:
Stamp – Whispers square background stamp
Ink – Versa Color pink and blue
Equipment – Cuttlebug / dots and spots embossing folder; pliers
Other – Button; Wire

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Stone Inchies Make An ATC

So to continue my Inchy quest I have used them in this ATC for the Think Monday – Think ATC, which has a ‘Stone’ theme this week, as by luck should have it I have some stone-related stamps.


Materials:
Stamp: Paper Artsy
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress inks; Stazon; Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist
Other: Cardstock; Stone button; embroidery silk

The lovely folk over at Think Monday – Think ATC have sampled this ATC. Thanks, folks.

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Inchies

I honestly thought I would never get into Inchies – pieces of art that are only an inch by an inch square – but then I did a card with some almost inchies on it and I was hooked. But guess what? There is an inchies challenge blog, well that is it really – I’ve just added inchies to my ever growing list of craft obsessions. So this week’s challenge on Inch by Inch is ‘Thank you’ and here is my submission.

Materials:
Stamp: Anna Griffin Nature Background; Studio g Alphabet Set
Inks: Tim Holtz Ditress inks – Walnut stain; Peeled Paint; Tea dye
Other: dragonfly metal charm; recycled cardstock
Equipment: water spritzer; Brayer; craft mat; felt block (you can buy this but I made my own); heat tool (optional); Marvy Le Plume watercolour pens; silicone glue

Instructions:

  • Taking a piece of card from an old greeting card, place on the craft mat and colour using the tea dye and peeled paint distress inks, water and brayer.
  • Leave to dry or dry with the heat tool if you are as impatient as me.
  • Stamp with the background stamp and decide which inch will be the best to use.
  • Highlight the plants by colouring with watercolour pens.
  • On a new piece of card stamp the sentiment with alphabet stamps and cut to size.
  • The edges of the sentiment and Inchy were distressed using the walnut stain ink and smudging with the felt block.
  • To finish, the charm and sentiment were attached to the Inchy with silicone glue.

Thank you Inch By Inch for sampling my inchy 🙂