Saturday, May 8, 2021

Color & Contour Florals- Stamping INKspirations May 2021 Blog Hop

 I am showing off two cards made from the new Color & Contour Stamp Set today!

If you are coming from the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop- Welcome!!

I am Ann Krucek, from Ohio, USA.  I am happy to be participating in the May Blog Hop where the theme is anything Floral.
I  used the new Contour & Color Stamp Set for both of these cards.  The first card is using the spotlight idea where I stamped several of the daisy type flowers in a random pattern in Momento Ink and then cut a portion of it out with a circle die. I took that piece I cut out and colored it with my Stampin' Blends and adhered it to a black scalloped circle to frame the circle.  
 Then I just lined it back up with where it was cut from and adhered the circle back in place. 

Sorry- just realized I left off the Basic Black cardstock! 

The second card is done with white embossing powder.  I stamped a piece of Shimmer White cardstock with Versamark ink randomly with the daisy type stamp from the Color & Contour set and added a leaf here and there.  Then I used the embossing powder and heat tool to get those raised white flower images.
Then I just used my Water Painters and water colored the with the new Polished Pink ink and just a tiny bit of Bubble Bee ink.  As you squeeze out small amounts of water - the colors blend nicely and you can paint right over the embossing and it magically stays white!!!  The sentiment is a die from the Ornate Frames set.  I added a few of the new In Color Jewels to give it a bit more sparkle and some Polished Pink Ribbon. 

These two cheerful cards are pretty simple to make but make an impact.

Now if you are following along or just starting the hop, below is the list of all the participants.
Be sure to check out all of the other talented bloggers for more fabulous inspiration !!
Next up is Aurelie Fabre


Angie McKenzie  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Jo Blackman

Karen Henderson  ●  Jan Musselman  ● Mo Rootes

Terry Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Leonie Stuart  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Danielle Kassing

Shel Anderson  ●   Teri West  ●  Vicki Milyard

Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Webster  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Susan Simpson

Annette Ball  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Melissa Gifford

Linda Moore  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Satomi Wellard  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Ann Krucek  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Elaine de Montmorency
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Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Great cards Ann and a great way to showcase both of these techniques, lovely x

  2. Clever, simple, and elegant....this is something I can do. Thanks!

  3. Excellent! Beautiful creativity! I want to try this technique of working with alcohol markers for the background, thank you!

  4. Two great techniques to show off this fun stamp set, Ann! Great cards.💕