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You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees

My card is based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge – Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green.  I hadn’t used the Sheltering Tree stamp set since last December and wanted to use it after I saw these colors in the foliage in my back yard.  The Japanese maple trees in our backyard have the yellow and green color which you can kind of see on the upper right side of the photo below,  The Blueberry Bushel is inspired by the Blue Plumbago flowers.  I love these colors together and invite you to create a project for this color challenge.  I first stamped the trunks with Early Espresso then stamped the foliage using my Stamparatus.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set and stamped in Blueberry Bushel and sponged with Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green and punched with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  I sponged some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with Daffodil Delight and used some linen twine for underneath the sentiment.

Stampin Up card made with Sheltering tree stampset with You're the best sentimentVisit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration form the design team.

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You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree, Label me Pretty

Paper:  Whisper White card stock

Ink: Early Espresso, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green

Accessories:  Linen Thread, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, 1-1/4″ circle punch, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots

 

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Abstract Impressions create a field of flowers

This week I was inspired to CASE a card from a very talented demonstrator, Katrina Duffell.  Her simple card of colorful flowers inspired me along with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I water colored Balmy Blue for the background with a bit of Coastal Cabana.  I started stamping the flowers light to dark and like Katrina added flowers as needed.  The flowers were stamped with the circle flowers from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  I’m loving this set because of the many types of flowers included.  I created the stems with Old Olive watercolor pencils then used an aqua painter and added the linen thread.

a card created with stampin up abstract impressions stamp set with a water color feelVisit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from the design team and create a project inspired by the sketch challenge.

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Field of Flowers Abstract Impressions Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Abstract Impressions

Paper:  Watercolor paper; Card stock:  Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock

Ink: So Saffron, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana

Accessories:  Linen Thread, Aqua Painters, Watercolor pencls, Dimensionals

Beautiful Climbing Orchid for friends

I created two cards inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  The colors of Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo are very prominent in the inspiration photo which remind me of the 50’s and the Miami Vice series of the 80’s. When I first saw the inspiration photo I had tons of ideas but settled on using the Climbing Orchid stamp set and Orchid Builder Framelits.  I had read about a sponging technique on Glossy White paper in one of our Success Magazines and decided to make the card as featured in two color ways.

I created the these two cards by first, sponging ink onto the Glossy Cardstock. I then filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with water and lightly sprayed  on to my hand.  Then flicked my hand to create droplets on the inked paper.  With the Orchid Builder Framelits dies which makes it easy to die cut the orchids.

Stampin up Climbing Orchid Thinking of you and Enjoy Today cards in Flirty Flamingo and Bermuda BayHere’s the Inspiration image from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  There are more projects to see from the HSS Design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Climbing Orchid Cards

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Climbing Orchids

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories: Orchid Builder Framelits Dies, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers

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

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

 

 

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