I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am! All month long right here on the stamping blog we’re going to be having a ton of fun with stamps from Inkadinkado ! There will be four weeks of ideas, inspirations and giveaways! Join me every Monday in October for samples and ideas using new Inkadinkado stamps and every Wednesday there will be fantastic prize package giveaways! How awesome is that!?
So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started…First let me say I’ve used and loved Inkadinkado stamps for many years, they are in my eyes one of the most iconic stamp companies around. So I was really excited to get a look at (and play with) what they have just released and an exclusive sneak peek of what they have up coming up! Be sure to scroll down and check out all the samples I made this week. They always seem to be at the front of trends in stamping with their images and styles. One thing I love most about them is they carry a wide variety of types of stamps from wood mount, clear and cling and their image styles range from cute, to funky, to elegant; they truly have something for everyone!
This first week of Inkadinkado month we’re celebrating fall and Halloween, my favorite holiday! I wanted to make several different styles of Halloween cards from traditional to not so traditional. Click on the highlighted link to find a stamp on line.
This first card is traditional Halloween all the way. I used the large spider web stamp and heat embossed it in black twice , punching out the spider with a tag punch from one and cutting the other out with deckle edged scissors. I backed the punched tag with purple and added an orange brad, lining it up and mounting it on top of the larger image with foam tape. I layered that onto orange cardstock and a purple card base. I tied wire ribbon around the top and scrunched up the ends. Nice and spooky, huh?
This next card is a party invite using cool fall colors and the very trendy style of doilies. I stamped the doily in yellow and then the cat in black on top and die cut with a circle and layered that onto another grey circle. I adhered two different pattern papers and grey twill onto a yellow card base. I then stamped the “Let Celebrate” in black on the bottom. I added a little bling with rhinestone to the text and the collar of the kitty.
I think this next card is my favorite, it’s very nontraditional. I made a collage style card with the lovely large cameo stamp and turned her into a witch by adding a hat from the Happy Halloween wood set. I stamped the cameo in grey and then again in black, cutting out the center and layering on top of the grey image and then added the peach hat. The “Be Yourself” stamp was stamped in black on top of the cameo image. Along the side is a notebook punched edge layered onto blue cardstock, peach pattern paper and a blue card base. I added peach fibers, flowers with brads and a rhinestone for embellishment.
This next card is totally fall and would make a nice Thanksgiving card. Using brown cardstock I made a long card with a folded flap on the left side. Layering on yellow pattern paper with the stamped “Thank You”. The lace leaf border and lace leaf were both stamped in yellow and then I rolled the edges on a brown ink pad (this technique is commonly called rock and roll ). I added a brown button and twine on the flap and closed it with some velcro.
This last card uses some really cool stamps from the Inkadinkado steampunk line. They have several Halloween and Christmas stamps that have this super fun and trendy style. I dry embossed a spider web on grey cardstock and added an edge of heat embossed gears and cogs trimmed with decorative edge scissors. The “Boo” and spider were also heat embossed in black. I added a few silver brads here and there to add to the look of gears and cogs.
I want to send a BIG shout out of thanks to Inkadinkado for this great inspirational month we’ll be sharing! Be sure to come back here to the stamping blog on Wednesday the 5th for a big prize package giveaway…(hint: there will be a chance for you to win alot of the stamps you saw today!)
By Heather Holbrook