Expressions In Ink is a new Suite in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog and it is gorgeous! The suite includes the stamp set called Artistically Inked, coordinating Artistic Dies, Expressions In Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper and Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack (which are gold foil precut pieces of leaves and other shapes and some adhesive backed sequins.
I think the star of this suite is the Designer Series Paper. It is 12 two-sided sheets of 12′ x 12′ paper with gorgeous patterns. It looks like they were made using alcohol ink. I love alcohol ink backgrounds but they can be so messy to do so this paper allows you to have those backgrounds without all the mess. Some of the paper have gold foil intertwined in the designs. It is just beautiful!
To make this card I first layered a piece of the Expressions Ink Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper onto a Basic White card base. Then I adhered two pieces of Basic White card stock using Adhesive Sheets and used the largest Artistic Die to cut it out. I had to run it through the Cut & Emboss machine a few times to cut it all the way through. I did this twice so the image is actually four layers. I wanted to do this so the design had a little bit of dimension.
The last thing I did was stamp the sentiment in Versamark using my Stamparatus. I used it because I wanted to heat emboss it a few times so it was a little bolder. That is the best thing about the Stamparatus because you can stamp over and over again in the same exact spot. In-between each time I stamped it, I sprinkled White Embossing Powder and heated it with my heat gun. Then I put it back in the SAR and repeated the same procedure three times. I also added some Genial Gems to add a little sparkle.
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