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Another Abstract Impressions card

As promised, I created another card using the Abstract Impressions bundle.  This time I used the three stamps to create the Daffodil Delight roses.  It’s so easy to stamp these roses.  Just line up the arrows at the top and stamp using the lightest color first using the stamp with least detail as the base then stamp with a darker ink and use the darkest color to stamp with the most detailed stamp.  I inked up my stamp then stamped off twice before stamping, followed by inking the second stamp and stamping off once before stamping.  The last stamp I inked and stamped full strength.  I used the two-stamp method for creating the leaves.  I fussy cut the roses and the leaves and used the dies from the bundle to die cut the detailed floral background the five petaled flowers on the greeting.  The sentiment is from the retired Rose Wonder stamp set then die cut using the Pretty Label punch.  I embellished with a butterfly stamped with the retired Papillon  Potpourri stamp set then colored with markers and die cut using the retired Bitty Butterfly punch.  For extra sparkle I embellished with basic rhinestones and colored the roses, butterfly and leaves with Clear Wink of Stella.

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions Sympathy cardInspiration for my card comes from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party.  Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration.

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Another Abstract Impressions Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Abstract Impressions, retired Rose Wonder, retired Papillon Potpourri

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Smokey Slate; Daffodil Delight, Pool Party; Write Markers Pool Party

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Pretty Label Punch, retired Butterfly Punch, Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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There’s so much to love about Abstract Impressions

I must admit I was a bit intimidated by the stamp set in this bundle.  I always get a bit confused when using multi-layer stamps.  Luckily the stamps are marked with an arrow to help in positioning.  Stamp layering creates beautiful details.  See the Stampin Up! video to see how easy it is to use this stamp set along with the detailed Springtime Thinlits dies.

The card I created with this stamp set is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch.  The flowers and butterfly were die cut using the Springtime Thinlits dies and the greeting is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  I decided I needed more practice before I tried multi-layering stamping.  I promise to post another card using this technique.

Stampin up Abstract Impressions card with butterflyMore inspiration for cards using this sketch may be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments from the design team.   Create a project inspired by the sketch and join the challenge.

 

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There’s so much to love about Abstract Impressions Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Abstract Impressions

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, Night of Nav, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink; DSP Garden Impressions

Ink: Night of Navy

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, 1-1/4 circle punch, Springtime Thinlits dies

Blue Dragonfly Dreams

I recently visited the botanical gardens in Dallas and they were beautiful.  There were so many types of gardens, birds and insects.  One of my favorite type of gardens are pond gardens.  I happened to see an Empress lotus in a pond with dragonflies flying around.  The wings of the dragonflies are so beautiful.  When the sunlight hits their wings you can see they are an iridescent blue color.

The inspiration challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to make a card with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp and framelits set and CASED from a video from Understand Blue.  Lynda is a wonderful artist and her card inspired me to create this card.  As in her video I used a pencil eraser to create the Bokeh effect around the dragonfly with Pool Party and stamped the dragon fly with Blueberry Metallic Gelato then finished with Clear Wink of Stella.  I embellished the card with sequins and rhinestones.

More inspiration may be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments from the design team.   Create a project inspired by the Oceanarium art print by Biljana Kroll.  This image is rich in images of the ocean.  I was inspired by the blues.  I’d love to see how the print inspired you.

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Blue Dragonfly Dreams Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Balmy Blue

Ink: Momento Black, Balmy Blue, Faber Castell metallic blue gelato

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, white sequins from Tutti Frutti, clear Wink of Stella, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

Life is better with Petals and More

I love gardens.  Don’t you?  That’s why I love the Petal Palette bundle.  The bundle will be retired May 31 however the Petal Palette stamp set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies will be available in the new catalog separately.  The stamp set includes 8 sentiments and 7 images.  So versatile!  Some of the images like the bird and flowers can be die cut with the thinlits.

I created this card using the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge colors of Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  I created the branches background by stamping the branches on Whisper White with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  The Whisper White strip was embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder. I die cut the branches, flowers, trellis strip and bird with thinlits from the bundle.

Stampin up Petal Palette bundle card

More inspiration may be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments from the design team.   Create a project with the challenge colors and post it.  We’d love to see it!

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Life is Better with Petal and More Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Petal Palette

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Basic Black; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Versamark

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, White embossing powder, Woodland Embossing Folder.  dimensionals

 

 

Thinking of you with a Pop of Paradise

I love the Pop of Paradise stamp set.  This stamp set is one that is retiring at the end of the month.   I created the card for a family member  and want to send it to her to let her know I’m thinking about her and wish her a speedy recovery. She’s going through cancer treatment and just want her to know I’m with her in spirit since I can’t be with her.  My plan is to send her a card every week.  In this age of email and social media I think it’s nice to get a letter or hand made card in the mail.

My card was also inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and Cased from last year’s catalog.   Stampin up cards Thinking of you Pop of Color pink and black cards

Hop on over to HSS to be inspired by the design team.

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Thinking of you with a Pop of Paradise Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Pop of Paradise, retired Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Foil DSP

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Versamark

Accessories:  retired Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine, Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Gold embossing powder

 

Happy Birthday with some Lemon Zest

I have just now had the opportunity to play with the Lemon Zest bundle and my card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and a card create by Crafty Little Peach Stamper.

I stamped the citrus images on watercolor paper then sponged the darker color.  I love the dreamy effect of the water coloring of the citrus images then die cut with the 1-3/8″ circle punch and embellished with Lemon Twist grograin ribbon and Bermuda Bay sequins and rhinestones.

Stampin Up Lemon Zest Happy Birthday card

More inspiration can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Happy Birthday with some Lemon Zest Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Lemon Zest

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Daffodil Yellow, Emerald Green, Tutti Frutti DSP

Ink: Daffodil Yellow, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, 1-3/8″ circle punch, Lemon Twist ribbon, Bermuda Bay sequins, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, retired Flourish Thinlits dies

Just a a Note with Petals and More

I just received the Petal Palette bundle.  It’s one of those bundles you don’t realize have so many great elements until you really look at it.  This is a great bundle because you can create many different types of cards.   The greetings are perfect for thank you, wedding, graduation or just because.  The greeting I ended up using is from the Wood Words bundle then die cut with one of the dies from the Petal Palette bundle.

My card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Soft Sky, Lemon Twist and Flirty Flamingo.  I love this color combo!

The images lend themselves to being colored with markers, pencils or water-colored.  I colored the flowers and leaves on my card with a blender pen and ink pads.  The larger leaf foliage  and die cut banners were also die cut with dies from the Petal Palette bundle.

I used a die from the retired Labels Collection, stamped with retired texture stamp from Gorgeous Grunge with retired Encore gold ink, for the layer behind the flowers and foliage.  It was the perfect element to spotlight the flowers and greeting.  The Soft Sky background was embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing folder.  For added sparkle I finished the card with basic rhinestones.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by the design team.  So many beautiful cards!

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Just a Note with Petals & More Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Petal Palette, Wood Words, retired Gorgeous Grunge,

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Soft Sky Lemon Lime Twist

Ink: retired Encore Gold ink, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Simple Stripe Embossing folder, Blender Pen, Blender Pen,

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