Ink Road Stamps: Inspired by Mary

Today I am very quickly sharing some cards (in case you missed it on the Ink Road Stamps blog - view here) that I created after seeing Mary (one of my fellow IRS design team gals) create a fun layout using Ink Road Stamp set - Just a number. I absolutely love some of the ideas and concepts that scrapbookers put into one page. So much detail, colours, and subtle embellishments - if anything the biggest challenge was picking just one element and then figuring out how to squeeze it all onto a small card!

It was a pretty fun stamping process - I chose colours from the current December colour challenge and using the three balloons flipped them upside down to create lanterns - stamping each one in alternating colours. There was some masking involved and I did think about depth perception a little placing the smaller balloon towards the back and putting the larger balloons up front. I added some machine sewn stitching in gold to connect the lanterns together. The sentiments are stamped using Ink Road Stamps - Block Party Alphas and Block Party Alphas - Outline. Heat embossed in gold and cut out with my silhouette. 

I enjoyed the process so much I created two more cards which you can view below.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Those inks look like they stamp beautifully. I'm still trying to work out best inks to invest in.

    1. I love Gina.K inks. It was definitely worth the investment for me but I do like to mix and match them with Altenew inks. These brands are my go to inks but it also helps that I have a MISTI and I like to use Neenah cardstock for my paper as I think a combination of all these helps :)

  2. That’s a great way to stimulate creativity ! Great job on the card , I love the gold stitching detail.


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