We are so very excited to begin our guest designer feature! Every month we will be featuring two beautiful designers creating with our products! If you are interested in becoming a guest designer, you can apply here. Today we are introducing our very first lovely lady, Karen Letchworth! She has a wonderful tutorial below! Take it away, Karen….

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Hello, everyone and welcome to the Inspired By Stamping Blog.  My name is Karen Letchworth, and I will be Guest Designing this month.  I hope that some of the tips I share with you will be helpful, and that you will love Inspired By Stamping’s sweet stamps and dies as much I do.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Big Hope Stamp Set, Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, Crochet Trim, thinking of you card

The technique I ‘d like to share with you all today is inking your patterned papers.  It really helps define the colors and let them stand out.  This card was created using Inspired By Stamping’s lovely patterned paper pack called Spring Lilacs Paper Pad.  It is filled with gorgeous shades of lilac and purple and works beautifully with all the great stamps and dies carried in the store.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Big Hope Stamp Set, Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, Crochet Trim, thinking of you card

Once I cut all my pieces of patterned paper, I inked each one Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I even inked the small tags made from vintage sheet music and more of the patterned paper from the Spring Lilacs Paper Pad.  You can really see how inking the edges of your cards allows the colors to stand out.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Big Hope Stamp Set, Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, Crochet Trim, thinking of you card

Once I had cut and inked all my papers, I machine stitched them together.  Then, I added a length of Crochet Trim and attached it to my card.  I also ran a long length of lilac baker’s twine around my card.  For the sentiment, I used the lovely Big Hope Stamp Set and stamped the words in Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Big Hope Stamp Set, Spring Lilacs Paper Pad, Crochet Trim, thinking of you card

We hope that you will stop by again soon for more inspiration using the fabulous stamps, dies, papers and trims from Inspired By Stamping.  We also have fun challenges, lots of great inspiration, and we hope that you will treat yourself to something new from Inspired By Stamping.

Thanks for joining us,

Karen Letchworth, Guest Designer

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[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. It’s just a way to offer you a complete supply list of all the products that I use and to help you create today’s card from start to finish.]

Supplies:

Grungy Prim Tag – Kraft Outlet

Vintage Sheet Music

 


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