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Friends are like Seashells, Beautiful

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge of gorgeous Stampin’ Up Colors Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Orchid Oasis. These colors to me are beach colors so I decided to use the Friends are like Seashells stamp set, Seashell dies and Seashells 3D embossing folder. Used together they create beautiful textured cards. The background gradient I created using the blending brushes to blend Orchid Oasis at the top, Highland Heather in the center then Coastal Cabana on the bottom. The order I used the products to create the shells layer are I die cut the seashells, stamped the seashells then embossed. When I stamped the seashells I used the blending brushes to apply ink to the stamp then stamp the image. Using this technique created beautiful gradients of color.

I finished the card by embellishing with beautiful Opal Rounds. I love they are iridescent just like bubbles.

Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more projects inspired by these colors then join us! We’d love to see what you created using these colors.

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Friends are Like Seashells Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Friends are like Seashells, Seaside Seashells dies, 3D Seashells Embossing Folder

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Orchid Oasis

Accessories: Blending Brushes, Opal Rounds, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Nature’s Prints in Stampin’ Up In Colors 2022 – 2024

The color challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is with the 2022 – 2024 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. Use 3 or all 5 In-Colors. It’s up to you. I love all the colors so I decided to use all 5 and use the Nature’s Print bundle.

I started with a Basic White card base. The second layer I embossed with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. I then stamped foliage in the different In-Colors. The sentiment I stamped in Sweet Sorbet then die cut with the circle Stitched Shapes dies I also die cut leaf foliage in Starry Night and the tag layer behind the sentiments in Orchid Oasis. I also used a bit of the Parakeet Party metallic ribbon and embellished with Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party an Tahitian Tide 2022-2024 In Color Color Matte Decorative Dots.

See more inspiration for this challenge from the design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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.

Nature’s Prints In-Colors Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Nature’s Prints bundle

Paper:  Card stock: Basic White, Starry Night, Orchid Oasis

Ink: Pacific Point, Gray Granite, Night of Navy

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, retired Stitched Shapes Dies, Banners Pick a Punch, Simply elegant

Easter Bunny in Bloom

This week I was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point and Tina Wardell’s card. She used the masking technique to create a cute bunny card. I used the same technique and Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge colors and CASED her card.

I stamped on Shimmer White card stock the flower image first with Memento Black ink then masked it and stamped the bunny image with Smoky Slate ink. The flowers and butterfly were colored with Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay light and dark alcohol markers. I used Stampin’ Write markers Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point since these colors are not available in alcohol markers. I used a Stampin’ Up Blender Pen with Coastal Cabana to softly color around the bunny and flower images. The sentiment I stamped in Memento Black then added clear rhinestones for some shine. I really enjoyed coloring the images.

See more inspiration for this color challenge from the rest of the design team.

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.

Easter Bunny in Bloom Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Easter Friends, Butterfly Brilliance Bundle,

Paper:  Card stock: Shimmer White, Basic Black

Ink: Memento Black, Light and Dark Bermuda Bay and Black Stampin’ Blends, Pacific Point and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers,

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, mini glue dots, Tear and Tape

Easter Friends say Happy Easter

I was inspired to create this card from Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge – Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Fresh Freesia. These colors are perfect for spring and for Easter. I recently purchased the Stampin’ Up Easter Friends and combined this stamp set with the color challenge to create an Easter card.

I used the three largest scalloped dies from the Scalloped Contours Dies. I used Fresh Freesia for the largest scalloped die then used DSP from the Hand-Penned DSP collection. The sentiment is from the Easter Friends stamp set and stamped in Mint Macaron on Basic White card stock. The cute ducky is stamped in Gray Granite and sponged with So Saffron. The legs, feet and beak were colored with a Blender Pen in So Saffron and colored darker than the body which I used a sponge dauber. To embellish I used Fresh Freesia color jewels from the 2021-2021 In Color Jewels. The ribbon is 3/8″ Open Weave Fresh Freesia. The inside of the card is stamped with Fresh Freesia sentiment and chick image in Gray Granite and sponged with So Saffron. Sentiment and images are from the Easter Friends Stampin’ Up stamp set.

Take the color challenge and see what you can create with these beautiful spring colors. Go to HHS and be inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments design team.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Easter Friends say Happy Easter Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Easter Friends Stamp Set

Paper:  Card stock:  Thick Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Basic White; DSP: Hand-Penned, Specialty Paper

Ink: Gray Granite, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Fresh Freesia

Accessories: Scalloped Contours Dies, In Color 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, 3/8″ Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, sponge dauber, Blender Pen, dimensionals, mini glue dots

Flowering Tulips

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink and Pumpkin Orange. These colors made me think of tulips so I used the Flowering Tulips bundle to create this card. I also CASED my card from Stephanie Kauffman. It was fun to make the tulips for this card.

After die cutting the tulip flowers I left the die on the cut flowers and sponged color on them then put them together.

I followed Stephanie’s instructions for making the trellis which was made with a square die. Here are the pictures she posted on her FB post on how she made the trellis. What I did to create the trellis was to measure the square die from the retired stitched shapes then I drew the trellis using Illustrator. You can download the PDF .

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the the other designers have created.

Hand Stamped Sentiments

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Flowering Tulips Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowering Tulips Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, ROSE GOLD 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) METALLIC SPECIALTY PAPER

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Orange, Petal Pink

Accessories: Tulips Dies, retired Stitched Shapes dies, Sprig Punch, Dragonflies Punch, Glue dots, blending brushes, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder

Gorgeous Leaves Thank You Card

I’m so in love with the Gorgeous Leaves bundle. The stamp set and coordinating dies are so easy to use and you can create many different types of cards from collage cards to simple one layer cards.

My card was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Misty Moonlight, Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate and CASED from Amy Koenders Gorgeous Leaves card.

I started with a Basic White card base then stamped the leaves with Misty Moonlight, Rich Razzleberry and Smoke Slate. After stamping the leaves I embossed the background with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. The sentiment from Hand Penned Petal stamp set I stamped with Versamark on a die cut label from the Tasteful Label dies then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The large Misty Moonlight leaf, Silver foil small leaf an Rich Razzleberry twig I die cut using the Intricate Leaves dies, embellished with silver twine from the Simply Elegant trim basic rhinestones colored with Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate and Misty Moonlight Stampin Blends.

Feels Like Home Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

My card this week is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of Merry Merlot, Petal Pink and Cinnamon Cider. I used the Feels like Home stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. It’s a free stamp set you can earn for free with every $50.

I used a Blender Pen with Merry Merlot, Petal Pink and Cinnamon Cider ink pads. I also framed the image with Cinnamon Cider card stock and embellished with Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon. I also used the retired Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing folder.

Stop by Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team and join the challenge.

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.

Feels Like Home Sympathy Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Feels Like Home

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Cinnamon Cider

Ink: Memento Black, Blender Pen, Merry Merlot, Cinnamon Cider, Petal Pink, Aqua Pen

Accessories: Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Petal Pink Ribbon,

Pretty Pumpkins

This week I’m playing with a new stamp set and die , Pretty Pumpkins, from the mini catalog. I love this set because of the pumpkin images and dies. I used the Hand Stamped Sentiment colors of Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive and Rich Razzlebery. The Pretty Pumpkins bundle will be available on August 3 from Stampin’ U

The image shows a fall card created with Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins fall card featuring Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cinnamon.  The sentiment reads
If Friendship were pumpkins I'd pick you.

I used a Very Vanilla card base with Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive card stock layer and Harvest Meadow DSP. I die cut the filigree pumpkin from Gold foil. The other pumpkins I stamped in Cinnamon Cider then colored with Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t have the Cinnamon Cider blender pens so I used the Cajun Craze. I also used the Very Versailles text stamp set to add texture to the Old Olive layer. To embellish I used Linen Thread, 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon and Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.  My card was also CASEd by Mary at Stamps-n-lingers.

For more inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see what the other designers created with these colors.

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.

 Pretty Pumpkins Card

Card Size:  5.5″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Pretty Pumpkins bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cinnamon Cider; Gold Foil, Harvest Meadow DSP

Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Cinnamon Cider

Accessories: Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots, 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon,

Garden Wishes Sympathy Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments they have a color challenge of Calypso Coral, Bumblebee and Just Jade.  I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend and decided to use the colors in the challenge and use a technique I had not used in awhile.  I created the watercolor background by coloring an acrylic block with Bumblebee and Just Jade markers then spritzing the block with water and stamping it onto Shimmery White card stock.  I then dried the ink with my heat tool.  I then stamped the flowers from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp set and sentiment with Stazon Jet Black.  The sentiment is from the retired Thoughts an Prayers stamp set.  I then colored the center of the flowers with a Calypso Coral marker then die cut the dragonflies with the Dragonflies punch.  Love this punch because you can punch a large and small dragonfly.  The larger dragonfly coordinates with stamps from the stamp set.  The smaller one is meant to be used as a silhouette.  I die cut the small dragonflies from Bumblebee then colored with Wink of Stella.  It’s difficult to see the Shimmer on the Shimmer White paper and the dragonflies in the photo.  I also added rhinestones for extra shine.

Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Garden Sympathy card

Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team created with these beautiful colors.

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.

Garden Wishes Sympathy Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  Dragonfly Garden Bundle

Paper:  Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Calypso Coral

Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Stampin’ Write Markers Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Bumblebee

Accessories: clear rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Dragonflies punch

You’re Absolutely Amazing

The card I created this week is CASED from a card featured on page 98 of the new Annual Catalog using the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge colors of – Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Bumblebee.  Not only does the Annual Catalog feature wonderful products but also a variety of projects showing how the stamps, dies and embellishments may be used.  

For the background I embossed a Whisper White layer with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder then sponged Bumblebee ink.  I also die cut two strips of Whisper White with the scallop die.  I stamped the outline of the flower full strength then stamped stamped off for stamping the inside of the flower.  The sentiment is also from the stamp set and stamped in Flirty Flamingo and die cut with coordinating die. 

The leaves I stamped  in Momento black then die cut them with the die.  The one leaf on the left is stamped then fussy cut.  For embellishments I used the Gold Gilded Gems and Gold Fine Art ribbon.

Join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hop on over to see what the other design team members have created.

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.

You’re Absolutely Amazing Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Color & Contour Bundle

Paper: Whisper White,

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Bumblebee

Accessories: Gold Gilded Gems, Fine Art ribbon, dimensionals, tear & tape adhesive

Christmas in July with Paper Pumpkin

This week my card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. With temperatures of 100 degrees almost every day it’s easy to day dream of a trip to the mountains to experience cooler weather. Like most crafters I have materials and in this case Paper Pumpkin kits I haven’t used but meant to. The inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments looks like a Hallmark Christmas movie. I don’t yet have the Sale-a-Bration Tree Lot dies which are free with a $100 purchase from Stampin’ Up!, but oh wait I do have a die cut of a camper from the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin. I know it’s not a current kit however you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to receive a monthly kit to create quick cute cards. The cool thing about these kits is you receive EVERYTHING you need to create the cards. LOVE IT! You can put them together using the included instruction or you can create cards of your own design. These are great to take on a trip and be crafty. In my case I was able to create a Christmas card with a cute camper.

Friends are like Seashells, Beautiful

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge of gorgeous Stampin’ Up Colors Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Orchid Oasis. These colors to me are beach colors so I decided to use the Friends are like Seashells stamp set, Seashell dies and Seashells 3D embossing folder. Used together they create beautiful textured cards. The background gradient I created using the blending brushes to blend Orchid Oasis at the top, Highland Heather in the center then Coastal Cabana on the bottom. The order I used the products to create the shells layer are I die cut the seashells, stamped the seashells then embossed. When I stamped the seashells I used the blending brushes to apply ink to the stamp then stamp the image. Using this technique created beautiful gradients of color.

A Quiet Meadow Thinking of You

I finally put ink to the Quiet Meadow stamp set inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I wanted to make a monochromatic card and decided to use Polished Pink. The background was sponged with Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia. The flower images, text and sentiment were stamped with Polished Pink. The splatters were stamped with Crumb Cake. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies. The flower I fussy cut and sponged color then used Wink of Stella all over the flower.

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