Expressions in Ink – May Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop #IIBH

Hi and welcome to my Blog today..

Today I am taking part in the ‘Ink & Inspiration’ Blog Hop. This is my first time hopping with this amazing group of people..So my friends, I hope you will enjoy the ride with me as we travel around the hop seeing what everyone has to show.

The Theme for this month is Sweet Suite…This theme is to highlight a suite of your choice from any current publication.

For my card I have chosen to use the Expressions in Ink Suite …. in the current 2021-22 Annual Catalogue I think this is my favorite (but this can change)..LOL!

This card just evolved…it started with nice straight cut edges and then I decided to add some stitching to it and I had some gold thread so why not. But then my edges looked too straight and tidy…I would normally suggest to tear before sewing but as I said it just evolved…

The leaf die cut was cut from one of the Pear Pizzazz Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. It was added onto the matted layers and then the 3 layers stitched together, so the stitching holds down the die cut leaf.

The roses were stamped in Poppy Parade, Bumble Bee and Fresh Freesia and the leaves stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Evening Evergreen.

The completed card ended up having a very shabby look. Maybe a bit different from where I started in the beginning, but I am really happy with it. Sometimes it works to let your project to take you on a journey…

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! ® or their products please let me know in the comments and I will get back to you.

Live in Australia and looking for a demonstrator? CLICK HERE to sign up for a copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.

Follow the Hop here..

Stampin’ Up! Product used in today’s project.

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Product List
Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (English)
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock
Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz
Pearl Basic Jewels
Metallics Embossing Powders
Versamark Pad

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22 thoughts on “Expressions in Ink – May Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop #IIBH

  1. Great card Michelle, I think it evolved beautifully!!!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      It did…not my usual but I love it and so different to what I was thinking to start with

  2. Shelly Wadge

    Stunningly beautiful card! Welcome to the design team x

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Shelly, it was fun taking part

  3. Great card Michele. Love how you brought the other side of you with the stitching. Thanks for Sharing.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thanks Diane

  4. Ann Alexander

    Love your card Michele, such interesting textures! ❤️

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Ann

  5. Susan Elise Schultz

    Hi Michele, I love your card and explanation of how the card evolved. I like the addition of the gold thread and your color combo.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Susan

  6. Melva Peters

    Love your card!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Melva

  7. I love how your card evolved – and that you included stitching on your card – I really must try that!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      my machine is always set up and ready to go as I do alterations so I had no excuses….LOL, Thank you for liking

  8. Just beautiful Michele. I love the stitching and how your card ‘evolved’.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Kylie

  9. Beautiful card Michele! Your distressed edges and stitching really add texture! 🙂

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Deb, glad you liked it

  10. Susan E

    Fabulous card and details! Thank you for sharing.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you for liking

  11. Lovely card Michele, love the distressed dsp background, looks fabulous x

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you, glad you iked it

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