Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #41

April 14, 2022 | 5 comments

Hi and welcome to the Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop for April.  Thanks so much for hopping with us this month. The theme for our April Blog Hop is a Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch we were challenged to use.

I initally made only 1 card for this sketch but while I was playing with some other ‘soon to be retiring’ designer series papers I created a second.

Card 1


Birthday card using the Simply Elegant DSP for the monthly Blog Hop



  • Basic Gray base card. I cut the A4 piece in half on the short side, folded & scored in half.
  • Basic Black – 87mm x 130mm
  • DSP – 84mm x 127mm. Adhere to Basic Black layer using glue.
  • Simply Elegant Trim – Silver. Wrap around card front 3 times adhering ends to back of Basic Black card using Mini Glue Dots. Mount to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Basic Black – 70mm x 45mm. Stamp sentiment in Versamark ink and heat emboss using Silver embossing Powder. Die cut using Hippo & Friends dies. Mount to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals placed only on centre top and bottom.
  • Vellum Cardstock – punch using Bough Punch twice. Tuck under sentiment piece and adhere using glue.


  • Basic Black – 87mm x 130mm
  • Very Vanilla – 84mm x 127mm.
  • DSP – 84mm x 25mm. Glue to bottom of Very Vanilla piece, then to Basic Black card and finally to inside card.


You can check out some of my other creations using the Simply Elegant DSP here and here.


Card 2

Thanks card using Expressions of Ink DSP in greens and Good Fortune dies



  • Basic White Thick A4 – cut in half on shorter side, fold & score in half.
  • Shaded Spruce – 90mm x 133mm
  • DSP – 87mm x 130mm. Adhere to Shaded Spruce piece.
  • Gold Foil Sheet – Die cut image as shown from Good Fortune Dies. Adhere to dsp and then mount to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Basic White Thick – 68mm x 25mm. Stamp sentiment from Artistically Inked in Shaded Spruce. Mount to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add some Gilded Gems to complete.

You can check out some of my other creations using the Expressions of Ink dsp here and here.


I hope my cards has inspired you in some way and thanks for visiting.


Next in the hop is Melissa and you can visit her site by clicking the button.


Alternatively, here is a full list of participants and links to their sites.

Nikki  (You are here)











You can check out some of our past blog hops here and here.


You can purchase any of the items I’ve used to create my card by visiting my Online Shop, clicking the image below, calling me on 0418 218 467 or email me and I’d be happy to help you.


Product List

Card 1

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Card 2


  1. Marelle Taylor

    Wow! These are both so elegant. I love the touches of metallic shine

  2. Melissa Gifford

    Love this sketch challenge Nikki and these projects are gorgeous – I am going to miss these!

  3. Kylie | Stampers Workshop

    Both of your cards are so pretty, Nikki! I feel like I haven’t used that Expressions In Ink Paper in forever and now it’s about to retire!! So sad!


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