Welcome to the It’s in the Script! Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuring a variety stamp sets & penmanship projects that highlight a few of our new Seasonal Expressions products! If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.
Penmanship is not my greatest talent. As much as I am oooing and ahhhing over the New Melissa Esplin how-to book, it keeps getting shifted to the bottom of my “to-do” list. I have a goal to start someday. (probably about the time I start playing the piano again). If you are a bit like me, don’t be disheartened♥ because there are some stunning stamp sets that you can use until you reach your penmanship goals.
As much as I wanted to have conquered my goal to have the perfect penmanship by today, it just didn’t happen. Real life happened and I had to put it on the back burner, for now. That didn’t mean I couldn’t still participate with my fellow “hoppers” because the Sentiments by Melissa Esplin stamp set was the perfect addition♥ to this collection of exquisite cards.
No, there is not a filter on my photograph. These cards have been created using a simple palette of grayish tones.♥ Many years back, when we had another Sunflower stamp set, I created a set of colorless cards in Black & White, and I was inspired by the plaid Mix-in pattern to create another – this time in Grey.
Each card was stamped with images from the Sunflower Sympathy stamp set using Pewter & Charcoal inks. I added some Black Velvet Ribbon to each card and a strip of that Neural Toned Plaid paper.
I cut a label from the Artistry Collection in White Daisy & Charcoal cardstock, then stamped the sentiment using Intense Black Ink. I even created the little line around the edge of the label using my Cricut machine. (love this feature)
I hope you enjoyed these simple, colorless, yet, practical cards.♥ My hope is to be able to write the sentiments, in the future, once I have worked on my penmanship. Let’s make it a goal to get it of our “to-do” lists and start learning TODAY.
Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. If you haven’t had a chance to see the new Melissa Esplin Penmanship collection, contact your consultant, or comment below to learn more.
♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!
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10 thoughts on “It’s in the Script! Technique Blog Hop”
Your monochromatic cards are gorgeous!
Thank you, Haley. Have you had a chance to play with the Black Velvet Ribbon? LOVING IT!
Carrie your cards are gorgeous! I love the black and white theme!
Thank you, Michelle. I was very happy with the way they turned out.
Such pretty cards, Carrie. Great use of the velvet black ribbon for the pop of color to your gray and white scheme…perfect!
I love that new Velvet Ribbon. It has been so fun to play with.
Beautiful cards and I really like the black and white look!!
Thank you. I plan to create a few more to send out to my customers this week.
Wonderful cards! I love the monochromatic look!!
Thank you, Cat.