Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Question for you…Chickens or Eggs, which comes first?

My general approach to challenge(s) kind of works like this.  Often, I start with the colors.  That generally gives me a feel for a potential theme, if one is not suggested.  Next, usually comes the sketch.  How can I work those colors into that sketch?  Then I look through the Catalog(s) with the sole purpose of determining: “What do I have that could possibly work?”.  A clean and simple sketch will often support a #simplestamping project. 

As luck would have it, an ideal stamp set that was introduced in May 2021, Artistically Inked, is still available and is a favorite of mine and needed to see some ink.  So many possibilities…

Keeping it Simple. Just Stamps, Paper and Ink.

Here are my inspirations: Creative Colour Challenge (#58), CAS Colours & Sketches (#491), Paper Craft Crew (#488) and Retro Rubber (#193).

Here is the result flipping the sketch to the vertical position:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Succulent cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The Dreamy Swirl stamp was added to the top right and bottom left corners using Soft Sea Foam ink.  The image was stamped a few times to fill in the corners.
    • The sentiment, Best Wishes, was stamped in the middle with Soft Succulent ink.
  • Focal Image(s) – Flowers & Leaves: Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • The Floral Rose image was stamped three times with Blushing Bride ink.
    • The small Floral Center image was stamped, again, with Blushing Bride ink into the centers.
    • The Double Leaf image was stamped three times with Soft Succulent ink.
    • All of the elements were fussy cut with Paper Snips.

The Roses and Leaves were added to the corners of the background panel.  Two of the Roses were popped up with Dimensionals.

One stamp set, some inks and coordinating paper.  Pure #simplestamping.  I challenge you to select a favorite stamp set and see what you can create.

Thanks for spending some more of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

5 thoughts on “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

  1. Jolanda, this Stampin’ Up! set is one of my favorites, I own it and you just inspired me to pull it out and use it again.
    Your card is beautiful, love the colors and the way you laid out the flowers, which show how beautiful they are.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.

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  2. Beautiful, Jolanda, I love hearing about your process, too! This is such a fabulous set, gorgeous in your soft colors! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

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  3. Beautiful Card Jolanda – I love how week in week out you manage to fuse so many challenges into one creation! I absolutely love this one, it’s so pretty. Thanks for joining in with Creative Colour Challenges this week. xx

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