Monday, April 30, 2018

Inksomniacs Team Blog hop "Love What You Do"

Welcome to The Inksomniacs Team Blog Hop!

Never seen a blog hop before? It's created by a group of bloggers blogging on the same day, with the same theme and connected by links so you can hop from one blog at a time getting fab ideas to copy and share or just browse while you have a cuppa on the lounge. Remember to share some comment love along the way!

Our Theme this time is "Love what you do".

It just happens to be the name of a new suite of products that are being released next week at Stampin' Up! The suite of products includes two stampsets, papers, and embellishments.

I wanted to show you something different!

So rebel that I am, I have just grabbed a handful of new products that I received at #ONSTAGE2018 and am showing you a really simple technique called stained glass.

The centre piece of my card is a piece of printed velum. It comes in a pack of 24 6"x6" squares.

They look like stained glass windows and they're called "Graceful Glass".
The stained glass technique involves colouring the back of the velum with coloured markers. I've used the new alcohol blends which give a lovely bright clear colour.

Then I've adhered the velum with clear glue dots to the card. You can barely see the glue dots but I did carefully cover them with the new Pearlised doilies and a strip of Velvet ribbon!

The doilies are almost silver with the pearlescent shine on one side and white on the other. You have to see them in real life, seriously gorgeous!

Here are all the products I've used to make my card. The stampset I've used is called "Make a Difference". It is just one piece of the "Love what you do" Suite.

What makes it different is that it is a photopolymer alphabet which has Script and Block letter characters, numbers, punctuation... so you can write what ever you like.

PLUS all these cute little phrases to put on the back of your card -



So you can make a back of card stamp with your personalised name or your own business card:

And, it has a flower stamp which I used on the back and front of my card ...

I used the Letters in the set to create my tiny little sentiment. I was going to add a sentiment like Congratulations! or Thank you, But I decided on "with love".

Thanks for joining us on the blog hop today, your next hop along the way is Jo Hooper at


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Courtenay, I enjoy a bit of colouring in and all the embellishments in this suite.

  2. These are awesome! I love how you've coloured these gorgeous window sheets.

  3. Love the delicate colours you used on the window sheets. Really love these sheets. You've inspired me to crack mine open. Jo x


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