Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Inchie Fun and a Fond Farewell to Dynamic Duos

I saw an "inchie" card on Pinterest the other day, a card made using 1" square peices of paper. I re-pinned it and decided I should start a new board for inchies. Then I went through my other boards and re-pinned other inchies, searched for new inchies, and before you know I had a board filled with over 100 samples. Loaded with all that new inspiration I knew I had to make an inchie card of my own! 

The soft, beautiful colors were the work of the design team at Dynamic Duos, which I am so sad to say is having it's final challenge this week. A big Thank You goes to Anne Marie, Lesley and the rest of the design team for all of it's wonderful inspiration each week. Best wishes to all in their future endeavors.

I must say I love the way this background came out. I used Whisper White Card Stock and the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set and embossed one piece with White Embossing Powder and one with Pewter Embossing Powder. I sponged them each with ink in the challenge colors, then punched out my inchies with a 1" Square Punch. I alternated the pieces to make a fun design. I tried in vain to add a sentiment but decided I would save it for inside, and instead added three clean and simple white butterflies with Candy Dots.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink Pads: Versamark, So Saffron, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Tools: Heat Tool, 1" Square and Bitty Butterfly Punches
Accessories: White and Pewter Embossing Powders, Subtles Candy Dots

Thanks so much for visiting today! Please let me know what you think of my card!


LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, I saw that card too.....her stuff is BEAUTIFUL! And this is too....looooooooove this! I should have gotten that set, it's perfect for this technique! Pinning this for sure!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Sandy, so happy you found my inchie blog! Your card is just delightful - gorgeous!! I have pinned it too. I don't make all my grid cards with exact inch measurements. I have three square punches which are all different in size, from very small to about 1 1/4 inches. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Like this 'inchie' card. Another great use for this stamp set! I have it and I will give this a go! Thank you for sharing!

Annette Elliott said...

Oh my, this is absolutely a gorgeous inchie card! Must visit your board and create this too! Thanks for sharing your talent with Dynamic Duos last challenge! Happy Stamping!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how your mixed the colors in the background and I think I want to give "inchie" cards a go soon, too. You always inspire me! Thank you so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week for our final challenge! Hugs! :)

Heather Cooper said...

I just LOVE this card, Sandy! Very inspirational.

Darnell said...

How many ways can I say gorgeous?! I just love this, Sandy! I just saw if featured on the final DD winners post! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

MarvA1ix said...

What a fabulous card, and I cannot wait to play with your design idea myself. I could just pinch an inch this is so cute!