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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

People Like You Watercolor Card

A sketch challenge!  That’s this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  For this card I used some  wonderful products from the Occasions catalog.

The flower stamp with sentiment is called ‘People Like You’.  I stamped it on watercolor paper with Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso.  I added color with a watercolor pen and ink pads.  I layered it over Tangerine Tango then layered over Water Color Wonder Designer Series paper and layered over Daffodil Delight.

The dotted Tangerine Tango banner is created using Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi tape and embellished with pearls I colored with an orange permanent marker.

I stamped the sentiment again and embossed with Early Espresso then die cut with the Decorative Label punch and adhered with dimensionals.  I also used a small piece of a Tea lace Doily to embellish the sentiment.
People Like You watercolor Stampin Up card

We would love for you to join us this week and show us what you can create with this sketch.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge blog

 

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People Like You Watercolor Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  People Like You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series paper

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Versamark

Accessories:  Decorative Label punch, Early Espresso embossing powder, Heat tool, Basic pearls, Dimensionals, Tea lace Paper Doilies, This and That Designer Washi tape, orange Sharpie

 

Truly Grateful

Thanksgiving is almost here and it is not the only time to be thankful.  Everyday is a gift and everyday we should appreciate all that is good in our lives.  Stampin’ Up!’s Truly Grateful stamp set has inspired me to create these cards to say Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you.

The first card I CASE’d from the  Stampin’ Success magazine.  The background is stamped with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig then stamped with the Truly Grateful background and embossed with gold embossing powder  The Pumpkin Pie banner is layered with a hand cut arrow shape banner and stamped with the lines stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Tags 4 You set.  All the layers are layered with Early Espresso twine.  Such an easy card!

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Happy Thanksgiving Card

For this other card I used the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  To ensure you can remove the ‘thankful’ from the framelit use two sheets of wax paper between the framelit and the cardstock.  I stamped the wood background in crushed curry then stamped the wheat stalks in Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso.  To get the very cool ink splatters I used the Gorgeous Grunge set and Early Espresso ink.  I then added Early Espresso candy dots on the top right.  Another easy to make card.

Stampin' Up! Thankful Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Thankful Card

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Happy Thanksgiving Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge, Tags 4 You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Versamark

Accessories:  Early Espresso twine, Gold embossing powder, heat tool

Thankful Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Versamark

Accessories:  Early Espresso embossing powder, heat tool, Early Espresso Candy dots

A Note of Thanks

This week I created Thank You note cards on My Digital Studio.  Creating with MDS is fast, easy and fun!  If you have wanted to create digitally using MDS but want to try before you buy go here to download a free trial.

The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge with Summer Fruit, Pool Party, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.  I’m printing several of these note cards.  I love this digital stamp set.

stampin up by the seashore my digital studio

I hope you’re inspired by these colors.  Your project can be created digitally or traditionally.  We’d love for you to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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MDS A Note of Thanks Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Pool Party

Embellishments:  Basic Pearls – Pearl medium

Stamps:

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – clam

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell 2

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – starfish

Thank You Kindly\Thank You Kindly – note of thanks, color= MIDNIGHT MUSE

Thanks a ton!

Here’s a quick post to show you this card I created to thank my customers for their orders.  I used the Oh, Whale! stamp set and Happy Whale Clearlits die.

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Oh, Whale Thanks a Ton card

Stamp Sets:  Oh, Whale

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Marina Mist

Ink:  Whisper White

Acessories:  Big Shot, Happy Whale Clearlits die, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners framelits, White Embossing folder, Heat tool

Wonderfall Leaves

This week I created a card for Hands Stamped Sentiments color challenge of More Mustard, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Elegant Eggplant.  I used the same technique for the leaves as in my fall easel card.  This card was easy and fast.  The Wonderfall leaves stamp set and die make it super easy to create leaves.  I used the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions folder for the background.  I love the pattern it’s so vintage!  I used the Scallop border punch for the More Mustard layer and I used one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies for the Elegant Eggplant cut-out border.  For some sparkle, I die cut one of the leaves from the Champagne Glitter paper.  I love this paper.  Just a little goes a long way.  The sentiment is from the Day of Gratitude stamp set and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your color splash.  We’d love to see it!

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Wonderfall Leaves Card

Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp sets:  Day of Gratitude, Wonderfall

Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Old Olive

Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Champagne Glitter Paper

Embellishments:  Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions folder, Basic Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer buttons

Quilt inspired Thank You card

Summer is here and what better way to cool off than with a pinwheel.  My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Quilt Inspired Challenge.  When I saw this challenge I immediately thought pinwheels.  The Patio Party cupcake dsp was perfect for my project.  I cut a scallop circle from the dsp and pieced it together then made a 2.5″ x 2.5″ pinwheel for the center and used an Antique brad for the center.   I also die cut a doily for the layer behind the scallop circle.  The Midnight Muse layer is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  This was any easy card to make.

Stampin Up doily pinwheel thank you card

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I hope you’re inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Also take a look at the amazing projects from our talented design team.

stampin up quilt inspired challenge

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Quilt Inspired Thank You Card

Size:  5.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Itty Bitty Banners

Paper: Patio Party DSP; Card Stock:  Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze

Ink:  Midnight Muse

Accessories:  Sizzlit Doily die, Scallop Circle #2 die, Bitty Banners framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Antique Brad,

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