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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

 

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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

My Digital Studio Friend card and a NEW CATALOG!

I created this card on My Digital Studio for Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.  Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Blushing Bride.   My digital card was also inspired by a card on page 111 of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  YES!  It’s a brand new catalog with so many wonderful products.  You can see the catalog by clicking on the image of the catty on the right side of my blog.

Stampin up my digital friend cardI added a shadow to the banners to give them dimension.  A very easy and fast card.

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Show us your projects!  If you need more inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more ideas from our talented design team.

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 My Digital Studio Friend Card

Embellishments
Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine – embellishments\Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine – silver
Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine – embellishments\Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine – gold_bow
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – pearl medium
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – pearl small

Stamps
Extreme Elements\Extreme Elements – dots, Color = STRAWBERRY SLUSH 239,79,117
Simple Friendship\Simple Friendship – friend, Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49

Punches
Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = PISTACHIO PUDDING 201,221,176
Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = STRAWBERRY SLUSH 239,79,117
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\2010 In Color Patterns – designer series paper\Blushing Bride Polka Dots
Basics\1.25 Circle Punch, Fill Color = STRAWBERRY SLUSH 239,79,117

Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, we sometimes need sympathy cards and this card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge. I recently had a dear friend pass away and this card will go to his family.

Stampin' Up! Sympathy card

I used the sketch below to create my card and the colors are Smoky Slate, Indigo blue and Gumball Green.

I used the retired Island Indigo ruffled ribbon pleated around the oval.

Be inspired and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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Thoughts and Prayers Sympathy Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Thoughts and Prayers

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indio, Gumball Green; Watercolor Wonder Designer Series paper

Ink:  Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Oval Framelits, Regals Candy Dots, Retired Island Indigo Ruffled ribbon, Island Indigo and Gumball Green markers

A Mother’s Day Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio card

This week’s card is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana.  I love these colors!  I used a My Digital Studio template to create this card.  It was so easy!

 

My Digital studio mother's day cardBe inspired and show us your creation!  For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see projects created by our design team.

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Mother’s Day My Digital Studio card

Background
Card Stock\Coastal Cabana

Embellishments
(re-colored) Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82
(re-colored) Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
(re-colored) Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
(re-colored) Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82
(re-colored) Color = BAKED BROWN SUGAR 174,142,94
(re-colored) Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82
(re-colored) Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
(re-colored) Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
(re-colored) Color = BAKED BROWN SUGAR 174,142,94
(re-colored) Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
(re-colored) Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
(re-colored) Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82

Stamps
All Holidays\All Holidays – mothers day

Punches
1.25 Inch Circle, Fill Color = COASTAL CABANA 102,214,174
1.25 Inch Circle, Fill Color = TANGERINE TANGO 243,114,82

 

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