Sunday, September 11, 2011

Inky Fingers Blog Hop

Welcome to the First Inky Fingers a*muse | studio Blog Hop. Our theme is Autumnal Splendor!

If you are visiting my blog as part of the Blog Hop, you should have come from Liz's blog.  It is the first stop in the Blog hop.

For the hop I have decided to focus on the versatility of the stamp set Seasonal Branch.  This is a great set for year around use.  It includes leaves, flowers, snowflakes and berries.

The first card below is inspired by the wonderful colors of fall.  Wasabi, Orange and Papaya are the focal colors.  The branch is stamped in Pebble ink onto Vanilla cardstock.

Yesterday we went to Fishkill Farms Apple Orchard for a birthday party.  I wanted to make a special card for the birthday girl.  This time i stamped the branch in French Roast.  The School Days stamp set would be the perfect set to use to add the apples.  Since I don't have that set, I used School Time from PTI. I clear embossed the large apple and added it to a felt scalloped circle.  I hope she enjoyed the card.

My last card today started out to be a birthday card for my husband whose birthday was yesterday but it ended being borderline feminine so i gave him a different card.  In this card I stamped the branch in Slate. I added owls from Spooky Boo Day and Friends Fur-ever stamps sets.  They fit perfectly with the sentiment from Friends Fur-ever.

Next, please continue on to Anna's blog and enjoy the rest of your journey.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card 1
Paper: Vanilla, Papaya (a*muse | studio), Orange Zest (PTI)
Stamps: Seasonal Branch, Essential Sentiments (a*muse | studio)
Ink: Pebble, French Roast, Wasabi, Orange, Papaya (a*muse | studio)
Dies:  Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Ribbon: Wasabi Satin (a*muse | studio) 

Card 2
Paper: Sugar, Cherry (a*muse | studio)
Stamps: Seasonal Branch (a*muse | studio), School Time (PTI), So Happy For You (SU!)
Ink: French Roast, Fern, Cherry (a*muse | studio)
Dies:  Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Ribbon: Cherry Satin (a*muse | studio) 
Other: French Roast Felt 

Card 3
Paper: Slate Woodgrain, Vanilla, Pebble, Cherry (a*muse | studio)
Stamps: Seasonal Branch, Friends Fur-ever, Spooky Boo Day (a*muse | studio)
Ink: Pebble, Fern, Cherry, Slate (a*muse | studio)
Dies:  1" Punch (EK Success)
Ribbon: Onyx Twine (a*muse | studio) 


  1. Great way to show the versatility of that stamp set, Carla! Lovely!

  2. These cards are wonderful!! I especially like card # 2!!