Tuesday, 27 June 2017

More Inchies!

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I was working on my video for tomorrow showing how I made the inchies card I shared last Thursday. 

I started by making another card the same to give me an idea of the time it would take. 

Although I changed the stamp set, the card was more or less the same, including the size, I didn't think it was very feasible for a video. 

I decided if I made the card smaller, it would work!

The first card I made was the lady from the You've Got Style Stamp Set - such a brilliant set! 

I followed the same basic design as the larger cards but there was something lacking. 

Smaller made the card look very bland! 

I decided to try a different image but also to introduce some Designer Series Paper (DSP). Kapow!

The image I changed to was flowers from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set. 

Using Sahara Sand Ink stamped off once, I stamped a background for the flowers, using the large background stamp from the You've Got This Stamp Set.

Then I coloured the image using Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party Marker Pens. 

The card still needed something, so I stamped a bee from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set using Basic Black Archival Ink.

I used a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, and after I'd fussy cut the bee, I added it to the image. 

With the benefit of hindsight, I should have popped the bee up with a mini Dimensional. 

I completed the bee by painting his body using a  Daffodil Delight Marker Pen, and then his wings and body with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

I went back to first card to see if I could improve on it without dismantling any of it! 

The only idea I came up with was to add the cat!

Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the cat from the same stamp set onto a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. 

Not surprisingly, I amended her eyes and made her look really cute! LOL! 

I coloured the first cat I stamped using my Smokey Slate Marker Pen, as well as Powder Pink Marker Pen foe her collar, nose and inside her ears. 

After I'd finished fussy cutting the cat, I decided the grey was too dark! 

I stamped another cat, and coloured the body using my Basic Grey Watercolour Pencil very gently. 

I went over it with a Blender Pen, and then coloured the Powder Pink pieces. 

When I'd finished fussy cutting the cat, I adhered her to the image using Dimensional. 

I'm now happy what elements I need to pull together to make a great card - hopefully!!
The sentiment on the ribbons is from the Big On Birthdays Stamp Set, and I used Stazon Ink. 

The pink ribbon is Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon and the blue ribbon is Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon.

Finally, yesterday I found my box of inchies - bought but never used! 

In the photograph, I've included a bottle of Tombow which will give an idea of size!

The four sizes are 1" x 1"; 1.5" x 1.5"; 2" x 2"; 1" x 2" and the depth is 3/16".

I think that's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. This is a little late for the comment but I want to thank you for all the new pictures of your travels. It looks like you live in an interesting area. I would love to visit that area some day. I do say the California is a great state and we have a lot here but something new would be a great treat.

    1. Hi, Nanci. Yes, I understand what you mean! I love travelling and visiting new places but it's always nice to come home! ☺ happy crafting. JanB.

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    1. Many thanks, Amy. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Hi, Crazy Dazy. Inchies were very popular a few years ago. They were squares of chipboard/hardboard that were white on one side that could be stamped on. The idea was to put them together - maybe 2 squares x 3 squares, or say 3 x 4 - then they're adhered to the card base leavig equi-distance gaps between all of them. Although it was popular at the time, it didn't really take off. ☺ I'm pleased to enter your name in my special January 2018 prize draw. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Thanks Jan. Actually, my name is Angie. This handle was already there and I didn't know how to change it, so it stuck. It fits anyway, my friends and family think I am! LOL