Expressions In Ink Best Wishes PP542

by Joanne James23. May 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Jaydee to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for you to work with:

 

I decided that Jaydee's sketch was the perfect opportunity to get to work with my Expressions in Ink suite. As is often the way, the first card that I make when I open a new suite for the first time ends up including a bit of everything, and today's card is no exception - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Expressions In Ink - The starting point for today's card was the beautiful 'Expressions In Ink' specialty designer series paper that is the cornerstone of the suite of the same name and that features on the front cover of the new annual catalogue. Full of patterns made from alcohol inked backgrounds with gold embossed detail, these papers are stunning! I chose a heavily patterned floral design with gold embossed detail and added it to the top portion of my card.

Artistically Inked - I used the 'Artistically Inked' stamp set to stamp a Magenta Madness flower and two pairs of leaves, along with a heat-embossed sentiment on the front of my card. These are distinktive stamps that also have that watercoloured or alcohol-inked effect. I die cut these elements with the co-ordinating Artistic Dies. I also added a sentiment and another stamped flower to the inside of my card:

 

Touches of Gold - I added lots of additional touches to my floral focal point to make this a rather special card - gold foil diecut leaves, Pale Papaya ribbon (cut in half lengthways), gold twine and gilded gems for an added touch of luxury:

 

I just adore this suite - I think it is my favourite of all of the new suites in the catalogue. If it's a favourite of yours too, you are going to want to come back again this week as I have made lots more cards that I will be sharing with you. So much so, I am already running out of this paper - I will be needing to order more of that this week!!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

  
 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; mine is a going to be a busy one as Sundays go. There is swim squad training for both James Juniors and then Master James has a football-themed birthday party to attend in the afternoon too. I'm just hoping it stays dry - cricket was cancelled again yesterday - and for once not because it was raining, but this time because we have had so much rain so far this last week and in May as a whole that the cricket pitches were saturated. The poor boy has yet to wear his new cricket kit this year - at this rate he will have grown out of it before he gets the chance!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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Comments (14) -

Donna Wakefield
Donna WakefieldUnited States
5/23/2021 5:21:04 PM #

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. And that flower is the perfect accent. I can't decide if Expressions in Ink or Hand Penned is my favorite.

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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
5/23/2021 5:26:08 PM #

That is so gorgeous!  I've been trying to resist buying any more DSP (I have more than I can use at the moment!) but you just might be edging me towards a rethink...!!

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/23/2021 8:15:18 PM #

Wow! You really made this suite shine, that's for sure. And you officially added it to my next order, too. I absolutely love all of the pretty pink but those metallic details really put this card over-the-top. Stunning!

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Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
5/24/2021 1:28:54 AM #

Beautiful!! the blooms are so pretty and I love the gold!

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/24/2021 2:08:42 AM #

Absolutely stunning, Joanne! I absolutely love this paper.  It's my favorite out of the new catalog. The gold accents are the perfect touch! Have a wonderful week!

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Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
5/24/2021 7:32:57 PM #

You're doing it again Joanne!  I didn't think I needed any more florals and yet here I am taking a longer look at Artistically Inked!  Your card is so beautiful and you've used the sketch perfectly to show off this set!  Sorry to here about cancelled cricket! We've had no rain for such a long time that all the soccer fields have been baked to bricks!  Hope he gets a game in soon!  have a great week!

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Nancy
NancyUnited States
5/24/2021 8:58:25 PM #

So pretty Joanne as I do love pink, although as a kid I didn't like it at all.  Love the hint of gold throughout as well. Have a great day!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/25/2021 11:46:39 AM #

Gorgeous!  Those papers are just stunning and with the gold embellishments, you've made them really shine!

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
5/25/2021 2:56:02 PM #

Goodness those papers are stunning and feminine! Sometimes more is more and that's definitely the case here! Vicky x

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Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
5/26/2021 3:38:43 AM #

Such an elegant looking card.  The DP is gorgeous and all those gold accents really set it off nicely.

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Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
5/26/2021 11:39:32 PM #

This is such a stunning card, Joanne.  I love the way you showcased the DSP by adding all of the beautiful layers of elements.  You put it all together beautifully!  Hope you're enjoying your week.

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/27/2021 10:35:46 PM #

Joanne, this is stunning!  I love every detail!  Those gorgeous papers are now calling my name!  WOW!  I love the touches of gold.  So elegant.  This card just makes me smile!  I hope you have a lovely weekend, My Friend!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/28/2021 6:34:32 AM #

Isn't this suite a wonder? It's my favourite... thus far, anyway. You've demonstrated just how easy it is to make a stunner with this DSP and bundle.

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
5/29/2021 4:39:31 PM #

Joanne, I love the feminine colors and gorgeous blooms.  The touches of gold add a wonderful touch of elegance.  Fabulous take on the sketch
hugs
jaydee

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