Saturday, August 14, 2021

Stamping Inkspirations August Blog Hop Reading Is Fonts-amental

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations August Blog Hop as we explore the theme, "Reading is Fonts-amental". We are being challenged to show how fonts can make a difference to a project and also to incorporate mixed media as a way to texture and character. 
For my card design today, I chose to use the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set to create a collage style background with Fall colors. I also embossed the background with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder which has text as part of the design. I love the way it adds texture to the background. I highlighted some of the areas by heat embossing Gold embossing Powder to some of the raised areas, including the embossed words. The gold adds a vintage feeling to the design. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Color & Contour stamp set onto the Early Espresso label punched out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. 
Products Used:
Gorgeous Leaves stamp set (item #153365)
Color & Contour stamp set (item #154994)
Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder (item #156505)
Label Me Lovely Punch (item #151296)
Early Espresso Cardstock (item #119686)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (item #120953)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (item #147115)
Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad (item #147104)
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (item #147090)
Cajun Craze Classic Ink Pad (item #147085)
Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad (item #147117)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item # 155555)
Gilded Gems (item #152478)
Fine Art 3/8" Ribbon (item #154561)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item # 104430)
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Early Espresso Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Sentiment Label punched out with the Label Me Lovely Punch
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Background Layer - 5" x 3 3/4"
This card design was so much fun to create and I love being able to combine stamping with embossing to add texture and dimension to the design. The Very Vanilla cardstock layer was stamped with a variety of images from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set to create a wonderful collage. The Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Fold adds a vintage feel to the card and I used a Sponge Dauber to gently sponge Versamark ink onto some of the raised embossing and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. To help bring out the text of the embossing, I used a Sponge Dauber with Sahara Sand Classic ink to burnish over the raised areas to make the words pop out. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Color & Contour stamp set with Gold Embossing powder onto an Early Espresso label punched out with the Label Me Lovely Punch and I added it over a piece of the Fine Art Ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals attached to the card front. I added two large Gilded Gems to finish off the design and add a touch of bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore adding character to your projects by adding texture and fonts with different mediums. There are so many wonderful options to explore.
Now it's time to visit Mo's wonderful blog to see what she has created for us. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you like about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Loving all the texture in this card Tricia, stunning x

  2. Great card! I love all the texture in this card.

  3. Love the colours and stamps you have used here Tricia! The different textures help tie it all together!

  4. Beautiful card with lots of detail that I love 😊