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Artistically Inked in shades of summer

Oh my goodness will it ever stop raining! I really needed a reminder that summer is on the way and the colours I chose for today’s card and tags really did the trick.

Three of the colours are new in colours - Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya and they remind me of fruity sorbets. I've also added Blushing Bride and Balmy Blue.

I have been looking forward to inking up one of the main stamps in Artistically Inked and it didn't disappoint. I used all of the colours starting with the darkest and randomly stamped allowing the patterns to overlap.

When using this stamp, if you have a new or recently re-inked pad, my tip is to remove some of the excess ink (especially around the outside edge) using a blending brush. You will get a much more detailed impression.

Once I had my patterned card, I decided I wanted to die cut a stitched rectangle big enough for the largest Brilliant Wings butterfly die. This used just less than half and I couldn't waste it so I die cut a selection of Tailor Made Tags from the rest.

The butterfly has been cut from the same rectangle with a solid black butterfly underneath. I have raised it up using dimensionals and added some of the gorgeous in colour jewels. The sentiment, also from Artistically Inked is heat embossed in white. I love the way the pastel colours contrast with the black cardstock.

The tags were a lot of fun to create. I used as much of the patterned card as I could so ended up with three different sized tags. I cut black tags in sizes to compliment the coloured ones. I chose a few different sentiments and either stamped in black or heat embossed in white.

In colour jewels and the super sweet Loose Flower Flourishes have been used to decorate the tags. Of course I had to use ribbon in the matching in colours.

There are two tag shapes in the Tailor Made Tags dies, I've only used one here. It is such a useful set with a good range of different sizes.

I'm so pleased with how the card and tags turned out, you really can't go wrong with such beautiful colours. The product list below is extensive as I've included all the stamp sets used, even the ones where I just used a single sentiment.

Thanks for looking,

Katie x


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