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A Kinda Eclectic card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we’re having a color splash challenge with the colors of Hello Honey, Night of Navy and Marina Mist.  My card was inspired by one in the Stampn’Up! Idea 2014-2015 Idea Catalog on page 69.

The card base is Whisper White and I rounded one of the corners of the card by tracing a half circle on the corner then cutting the round with scissors.  I stamped the flourish with Hello Honey from the Flowering Flourishes stamp set then adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily.  I stamped two flowers from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set.  The larger flower I stamped with Momento black ink and colored it with Night of Navy and Marina Mist markers.  The smaller flower is stamped with Marina Mist.  The sentiment and butterfly are stamped from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  I die cut the flowers with the Fun Flower and Petite Petals punch.  I used the Elegant Butterfly punch to die cut the butterfly.  The sentiment was die cut with the Apothecary Accents franelit.  The inside of the card is layered with a Hello Honey striped paper from the Lullaby DSP.

Kinda Eclectic Stampin up card

The designers at Hand Stamped Sentiments have more projects to inspire you.  So hop on over to HSS and join the challenge.

 

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A Kinda Eclectic Card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:   Kinda Eclectic, Flowering Flourishes, Beautiful Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Ink:  Momento Black, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Hello Honey

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Fun Flower punch, Petite Petals, Elegant Butterfly, Apothecary Framelits, Tea Lace Doily

Tap, Tap. Tap, Hello Friend

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I used my new stamp set Tap, Tap, Tap to create this fun card!  I used the Dictionary background stamp set to create my own DSP.  The burlap ribbon and basic rhinestones are perfect embellishments.  I stamped the typewriter image on Whisper White and fussy cut it.  The sentiment “hello, my friend” is stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White and adhered to the typewriter with dimensional.  To add interest to the card I rounded opposite corners with the corner punch.hello friend typwriter card

Get inspired!  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from our designers.

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Tap, Tap, Tap, Hello Friend Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Tap, Tap, Tap, Dictionary,

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Ink:  Black

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, 1-1/4 Burlap Ribbon, Project Life Corner Punch

A Joyful Christmas in August

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge – Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler,  These colors just say Christmas!  I created this card using the Joyful Christmas stamp set.

I stamped two poinsettia flowers on vellum and embossed with gold embossing powder then colored it from behind.  It’s such a pretty  look.  Like stained glass.  I cut out the larger flower then cut the center from the other one.  I used the same technique with the leaves and colored them with Garden Green.

Joyful Christmas poinsettia card

For embellishments I used basic rhinestones in the center of the flower and Baked Brown Sugar ribbon.  The sentiment is stamped with Cherry Cobbler and die cut with the  Apothecary Accents Framelits die.

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your colors.

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A Joyful Christmas in August Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   A Joyful Christmas

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series, Vellum paper

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, retired Baked Brown Sugar ribbon, Punch Corner Project life, Apothecary Accents Framelits, sponge daubers, Gold Embossing Powder

Acrylic block Stamped Background Thank You Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspiration challenge.  The image that inspired me most was the sky background.  I used the acrylic block stamped background technique to create the background for my card.  Click here for a tutorial on this technique.

Stampin' Up! watercolor thank you card

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I used ink colors Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder on water-color paper.  The flourishes are stamped in Night of Navy.  I like how the ink looks on the texture of the water-color paper.  For extra sparkle, I used Dazzling Details all over the background image and flourishes and added rhinestones colored with Coastal Cabana blendable markers.  The ribbon is Lost Lagoon.  It was just the right layer for my “thanks” sentiment.

Here are the inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I hope you join us for the challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #191

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Acrylic block Stamped Background Thank You Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Fancy Flourishes, Another Thank You polymer stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Water color paper

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy

Accessories:  Dazzling Details, Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Lost Lagoon 3/8″ stitched ribbon

Hearts and Butterflies Wedding card

I created this card for Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I recently purchased the Fancy Foild Designer paper which is so pretty.  Just perfect for a wedding card.  I used the vellum paper with silver hearts and silver glimmer paper.  I added a few die cut butterflies and hearts and VOILA! a beautiful wedding card.

Stampin' Up! hearts and butterflies congratulations card

So elegant and so easy!  Join the challenge and show us your creation.  We’d love to see how the sketch inspires you!

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #189

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Hearts and Butterflies Wedding Card

Size:  4.25″h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:   Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum,  Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Encore Metallic Silver pad

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslite, Fashionable Hearts Embosslets, Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

A Stampin’ Up! Congratulations to a Star Graduate

I’m so behind on sending out cards!  One card I needed to create was for my niece that graduated from Oregon State.  I wanted to use the new Star Framelits to create a card for her.  I used the Oregon State colors of black and orange.  The inside of the star is cut from glimmer paper and sponged with Pumpkin Pie.  I CASED this card from page 135 of the NEW Stampin’ Up! catalog.  To make this card I watched this video by Diane Dimich.

Now I all I have to do is mail it out tomorrow!

Star Framelits graduation card

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Star Graduation Card

Size:  5.00″h x 5.00″ w

Stamp Sets:  Pure Gumption (retired) for inside greeting, Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanila, DSP Polka Dot Parade (Pumpkin Pie), Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Momento Black, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Star Framelits

By the Tide inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-2015 Idea Catalog

My card this week is inspired by page 130 of the new catalog.  Although the stamp set ‘By the Tide’ is not new to the catalog there are many great ideas for projects throughout the catalog.  Every time I look through the catalog I see something new.  Every page is full of ideas on how to use different projects.  This card features watercolor  paper which gives your project an artistic feel.

I stamped the coral on the watercolor layer then went over some of the branches with an aqua pen.  The fish, seahorse and seashell were stamped then fussy cut.  I also stamped the edges of the watercolor paper with the dotted stamp from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ with Baked Brown Sugar.  I used linen thread at the bottom and tied with white Baker’s twine I dyed with Pear Pizzazz.

To add sparkle I lightly added Dazzling Details to the card.  It’s difficult to see but you should be able see it when you magnify the card.

 

Stampin' Up! Thinking of You seashell card

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The card is also based on the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I invite you to participate in the sketch challenge.  I would love to see your creation.  Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our talented design team.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 188

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 188

 

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

 

By the Tide Thinking of You Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, By the Tide, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla; Water color paper

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Linen Thread, White Baker’s Twine, Dazzling Details, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aqua painter

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