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Still Night Owl Sending Warm Wishes

I love owls so I was super excited to see the Still Night bundle in the new Stampin’ Up  holiday catalog.  The bundle includes a stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies.  The card I created is also for the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

With this bundle you can create Halloween or Christmas cards.  For my card I created a Christmas card.  I used the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder for the background.  I die cut the owl and branch with Whisper White and Early Espresso.  I used the Early Espresso die cut to create a shadow behind the white.  The leaves were die cut from Garden Green card stock.  The sentiment was stamped with Garden Green ink then die cut with the oval from the set.  To add to the snow background I colored the background with Clear Wink of Stella.  I included a close up photo with different light so you could see the Clear Wink of Stella.

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https://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/2018/09/hand-stamped-sentiments-sketch.html

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Still Night Christmas Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Still Night

Paper:  Card Stock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green

Ink: Garden Green

Accessories:  Still Night Thinlits, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, Clear Wink of Stella

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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

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

 

With Sympathy with Flourishing Phrases

My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I needed a sympathy card and wanted some calming colors.  I selected Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Fresh Fig.  I love how these colors go together so well.  I also used the Flourish thinlits to create the die cut and colored parts of it with the Wink of Stella Gold.  For embellishments I used retired Venetian Crochet Trim and basic rhinestones.  This card came together very easily.

Stampin Up With Sympathy Flourishing Phrases card

I encourage you to hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration.  They have added new designers.

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With Sympathy with Flourishing Phrases

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  retired Gorgeous Grunge, Flourishing Phrases

Paper:  Card stock:  Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Easter Elegance DSP

Ink: retired Encore Gold ink

Accessories:  Flourish thinlits, retired Venetian Crochet trim, Basic rhinestones, Goldf Wink of Stells, dimensionals

 

Say it with a Fruit Basket

Say ‘You are the sweetest’ with a fruit basket.  That’s what I say.  My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I had not stamped with the Fruit Basket stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set may be purchased as a bundle with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack to receive .  There are 4 punch shapes that coordinate with this stamp set.  I used the strawberry shape to die cut the strawberries.  For the bowl I stamped it in Momento Black first on the die cut circle.  I then stamped another bowl and fussy cut it and adhered it over the stamped image.

Here is the bundle I used to create my card.

Create a project using this sketch and go to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from their design team.

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Say it with a Fruit Basket Card

Card Size:  5.00″ H x 5.00″ W

Stamp Sets: Fruit Basket

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, 6″ x 6″ Tutti Fruitti dsp, Lemon Lime Twist

Ink: Momento Black

Accessories:  Tutti-Fruitti adhesive backed sequins, basic rhinestones, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, retired Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Punch Pack

Happy New Year and Dragonfly Dreams!

Happy New Year and all the best for 2018!  I look forward to a fresh new start.  The new year and Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge both inspired me to create my card.  I chose the colors of Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party which to me remind me of spring.

Stampin up Dragonfly Dreams card

The background on the larger layer I created using the smoosh ink technique with Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.  The background on the smaller layer I created with the dot stamp from the Dragonfly Dreams set.  The dragonfly I die cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper then embellished with basic rhinestones.

For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Happy New Year and Dragonfly Dreams Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Silver and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

Ink: Pool Party, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Momento Black

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Triple banner punch, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

 

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle with Seasonal Layers

My card this week has been inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments  sketch challenge and all the Christmas movies I’ve been watching on the Hallmark channel.  Every year as part of preparing for the holidays I watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.  All the movies seem to start with a beautiful snowy setting which made me think snowflakes which made me think the snowflakes from the Seasonal  Layers Thinlits Dies.  This die set is so versatile because it has images for every season.  It contains three different snowflakes which I die cut from Whisper White, Silver Foil paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I used Smoky Slate for the background layer and embossed the Whisper White layer with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder then added the 1/8″ silver ribbon in a swirl pattern using glue dots.  I then adhered the snowflakes to create my snowy scene.  The sentiment ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle’ is from the Season to Sparkle stamp set which I die cut from retired Scallop Oval Punch.

For more sparkle I added rhinestones and silver sequins.Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Snowflake Christmas cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the design team.

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‘Tis The Season to Sparkle Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Season to Sparkle

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

Ink: Versamrk

Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Silver ribbon, retired Scallop Oval punch, Silver Sequins, Basic Rhinestones

 

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