IBSIC#44 Happy Valentine’s Day! Get Ready For Get Your Technique On! Card Class Starting on February 11!

Hi friends. Don't forget to read below about my new card class starting of Get Your Technique On!, where Inspired By Stamping is also one of my sponsors and will be offering you prizes and discounts! Today we have a wonderful color challenge for you at Inspired by Stamping! This is my first challenge participating as a Senior Design Team member. The colors are gorgeous for the challenges as I got a sneak peek about 20 challenges ahead and of course, my favorite colors are for the challenges that I'm not scheduled for so I just might to have to sneak in a few extra challenges. I love the pictures that Joanna puts together for us. Would you like to see our colors and beautiful inspiration picture for you today? Here it is below!


This is perfect to lending itself to a monochromatic card with a little extra pop of color. I broke out the Silhouette Cameo, all Inspired by Stamping stamps come with FREE cut files that are available to you. If you'e ready to create Valentine's Day cards/projects AND spring cards, no worries. All of the Valentine's Day and spring stamp sets are on sale for 20% off! Get yours while they last. 

Today I have a lovely card for you with a lot of detail that took me quite some time to make as it's outside of my usual clean and simple and I think I broke out every single stamp set that Inspired by Stamping has (I know I did!), just to help me incorporate them here and there in my card and to demonstrate to you how versatile the stamps are and how well they work together. If you have ever looked at my Inspired By Stamping Design Team colleagues, their work is stunning, and here I am this clean and simple designer and it sometimes makes me feel a bit inadequate. After spending a lot of time trying to make my work look in tune with the rest of the team, I thought to myself that I was chosen to be senior designer by MY work and what I design, so I started all over again making this card true to my style while trying new techniques. I do hope that you enjoy this card and will leave my blog feeling inspired to participate in our challenge today. 

Below are the photographs and supply list. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today to visit me and God bless you! Please also visit my colleagues who are also participating in this challenge too! Lots of pictures because I couldn't make my mind up as to which ones I wanted to share with you so I shared them all!

Again, please continue to read below for the new Get Your Technique On! card class!


Psalm 139:14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are they works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

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Photobucket Experiment with different patterned paper and colors within the challenge color scheme. The market is saturated with card stock and patterned paper!

Photobucket Find a good sketch first and modify it to your card and style. 


Stamps: Delicate Doilies IITouched By An Angel (currently on sale for 20% off!), (Inspired By Stamping)
Card Stock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Versamark (Stampin' Up!)
Embossing: Black Embossing Powder, Heat and Stick Powder (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Devoted (Carta Bella), Love Story (Echo Park)
Jewels/Pearls/Glitter: Basic Jewels: Pearls (Stampin' Up!), Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!), 
Ribbon/Thread/Twine: Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding (Stampin' Up!), Pink sewing machine thread (Craft supply), Rustic Jute Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Flowers: Light Pink Carnations (Inspired by Stamping)
Button: Rose Red Subtles Designer Collection (Stampin' Up!)
Punch: 1-3/8" Square, Heart (Stampin' Up!)
Tools: Cameo Silhouette, FashionMate Sewing Machine (Singer), Glue Gun (Martha Stewart)
Technique: Die-cutting, machine stitching
Silhouette Cut Files: Delicate Doilies II, Touched By An Angel (Inspired By Stamping)
Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2





Get Your Technique On! is a brand new online card class presented to you by Cindy Coutts Designs that starts on February 11. This is not your usual technique card class where you will learn techniques that you can easily find on You Tube. This class, is are all of my classes, a work from your stash concept, and that's exactly what I'm going to teach you how to do, is to use what you have on hand, the basic staples that we all have, to make beautiful projects. If you don't have Tim Holtz Distress Inks, no problem. I have that covered and will teach you how to achieve the look that may popular products will afford you without breaking the bank by using what's in your craft room. 

We have prizes galore and vendor discounts to your favorites stores. This class is one week long, Monday through Friday. I will show you how to use your Tim Holtz Distress Inks (as an example) if you have them and if you don't have them, I will show you how to use your inks in a like manner. 

As always, I have a lot of fun lined up for you and I hope to see you in class!

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  1. Beautiful card, Cindy, love your tips and tricks. Deb x

  2. So pretty and definitely not CAS 🙂

  3. Fun layering — cute cupid!

  4. Absolutely beautiful Cindy! Love your verse and tips as well! Thank you for creating such a lovely card! Hugs, J

  5. OH wow…Love all your beautiful layering on your card.  That is definitely a great tip too.  I love patterned paper, but never step out of the safe zone.  I will have to give it a try this week as I have a sketch in mind.  

  6. So very sweet and Valentine-y!

  7. Beautiful card, love all the fabulous layers. Thanks for sharing tips and tricks on your blog, I know I love to share anything I think is unique for others to glean from, the mark of a true designer and teacher.  TFS

  8. What a gorgeous card! I love the cupid accent. It was the perfect element for this love card. thank you for sharing.

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