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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

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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

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

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