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Painted Harvest Sunflowers

Fall is a great time of year !  The weather is cooler and the colors are warm.  This time of year and the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to create a card with the Painted Harvest stamp set.

I stamped the sunflowers and foliage at the corner on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.  I also stamped the leaves around the sunflowers and die cut with the Leaf punch. The sentiment is also from the stamp set and the banner end is die cut with the Banner Triple punch.  The DSP layer is from the Painted Autumn Design retired collection.

For added sparkle I used Clear Wink of Stella on the sunflowers, basic rhinestones on the background and gold metallic thread behind the sunflowers.

Stampin Up Thankful card made with Painted Harvest stamp set

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

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Painted Harvest Sunflowers Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Painted Harvest

Paper:  Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight; retired DSP Painted Autumn Design

Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Leaf Punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals, TomBow Glue

 


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

Thank You with Colorful Seasons

I’ve just started to play with the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle.  I love this bundle because of the versatility and the images for each season.  For my card I was inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons cardI embossed the brick background using the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I die cut the  Adirondack chair, branch and flowers with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies.  I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and a basic rhinestone to the flower centers.  The grass was created with Old Olive and Lemon Twist.  So much fun to create with this bundle and so many possibilities.

To see more projects and be inspired to join the challenge, visit Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Thank You with Colorful Seasons

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Lemon Twist, Berry Burst, Old Olive

Ink: Berry Burst, Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Clear Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder, Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies

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A Swirly Thank You

This week’s challenge is a color challenge, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette and Gold.  I created my card using the Swirly Bird Bundle.  This bundle is so much fun!  You can create swirlies in different sizes and it has a great dotted stamp which adds texture.  I used this stamp with gold ink for a background.   Here’s my card inspired by page 152 of the NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Idea Book.

Stampin Up Swirly Bird Thank You with 3 swirlies in gold, pirouette pink and night navy with thank you banner

I stamped the ‘Thank You’ sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set with Versamark and embossed with gold on to a strip of Whisper Water and cut the edges to create a banner.  I then embellished with gold sequins.  Be inspired by this color challenge and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Image of 3 owls in different colors - Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette and Gold

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A Swirly Thank You Card

Stamp Sets: Swirly Bird, Rose Wonder

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gold Foil

Ink:  Gold Encore, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Versamark

Accessories: Swirly Scribbles Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

A Grateful Bunch

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  The sketch inspired me to create a card with the Grateful Bunch Stamp set and coordinating punch.  What’s fun about this stamp set is there are so many elements.   The lace stamp is a favorite of this set.  I used it on the side of the card along with the Venetian Crochet trim.  The flowers, leaves and sentiment are also from this set.  The flowers I die cut with the coordinating Blossom Bunch punch.  The dots were created with the stamp from Timeless Treasures which is also a new stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  The set is very versatile which is a must-have for your collection.

Stampin Up Grateful Bunch card with flowers and laceI would love to see how this sketch inspires you.  For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see what our talented designers have created.

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Grateful Bunch Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Grateful Bunch, Timeless Treasures

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, DSP retired Gold Soiree

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Scalloped Oval punch, Blossom Bunch punch, Venetian Crochet Trim, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots and snail

 

 

Thanks A Bunch

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I created this card with the Market Fresh stamp set and coordinating dsp.  The card is CASED from page 116 of the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Idea book.  There are so many great project ideas in the catalog.  I always see something new every time I go through it.

I used the watercolor technique to color the image and embossed the card base with the brick embossing folder.  A super cute and easy card to make.

Thanks a Bunch Market Fresh Stampin' Up cardUpload your project at HSS and show us what you created with this sketch.  See what our design team has created for inspiration!

HSS 230 Sketch-001

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Thanks a Bunch Market Fresh Card

Size:  4.50″ h x 4.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Market Fresh

Paper:  Card stock:  Crumb Cake, water color paper, Market Fresh dsp

Ink:  Image stamped with Momento Black; Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Green, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Regal candy dots Always Artichoke, aqua painter, Brick Wall embossing folder

Give Thanks for Thankful Forest Friends

This week we have a color challenge of Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze.  Perfect colors for a fall or Halloween card.  I used the stamp sets Thankful Forest Friends and Vintage Leaves which have great images for fall cards.  To die cut the leaves I used the Leaflets Framelits.  I fussy cut the fox and for the greeting I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image and die cut with the 2-1/2″ circle punch.  The background layer I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder.  The Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist stitched satin ribbons are retired from last year.

Stampin Up Thankful Forest Friends leaf cardFor sparkle I used basic rhinestones colored with orange and yellow Sharpies.  For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created.

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Give Thanks for Thankful Forest Friends card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:  Thankful Forest Friends, Vintage Leaves

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Hellow Honey, Cajun Craze

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Markers; Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze; Classic Ink; Cajun Craze

Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits, 2-1/2″ circle punch, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin ribbon retired, Basic Rhinestones, yellow and orange Sharpies, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Many Thanks with a Beautiful Bunch

Inspiration for this week’s challenge comes from the current Stampin Up! Catalog and Idea book from page 92.  I just love the Tangerine Tango with Pool Party and Lost Lagoon!  I used the Brick Wall embossing folder for the background lightly sponged with Pool Party for a little bit of color.  I created a tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  The flower was stamped tone on tone with Tangerine Tango.  I stamped it twice and die cut with the Fun Flower Punch and die cut the center with the 7/8″ Scalloped Punch. The sequins are retired Coastal Cabana but close enough to Pool Party.  The leaves are silver glitter paper.

 

Stampin Up Beautiful Bunch Thank You cardJoin us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and for more inspiration hop on over and see what our fabulous design team has created!

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Many Thanks with a Beautiful Bunch

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:  Beautiful Bunch, Another Thank you

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Vellum

Ink:  Pool Party, Tangerine Tango

Accessories:  retired In Color Sequin Assortment (Coastal Cabana), retired Lost Lagoon ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 7/8″ Scalloped circle Punch, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Bouquet Bigz L Die, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue dots, TomBow glue, Sponger

Acrylic block Stamped Background Thank You Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspiration challenge.  The image that inspired me most was the sky background.  I used the acrylic block stamped background technique to create the background for my card.  Click here for a tutorial on this technique.

Stampin' Up! watercolor thank you card

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I used ink colors Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder on water-color paper.  The flourishes are stamped in Night of Navy.  I like how the ink looks on the texture of the water-color paper.  For extra sparkle, I used Dazzling Details all over the background image and flourishes and added rhinestones colored with Coastal Cabana blendable markers.  The ribbon is Lost Lagoon.  It was just the right layer for my “thanks” sentiment.

Here are the inspiration images from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I hope you join us for the challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #191

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Acrylic block Stamped Background Thank You Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:   Flowering Flourishes, Another Thank You polymer stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Water color paper

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy

Accessories:  Dazzling Details, Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals, Lost Lagoon 3/8″ stitched ribbon

People Like You Watercolor Card

A sketch challenge!  That’s this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  For this card I used some  wonderful products from the Occasions catalog.

The flower stamp with sentiment is called ‘People Like You’.  I stamped it on watercolor paper with Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso.  I added color with a watercolor pen and ink pads.  I layered it over Tangerine Tango then layered over Water Color Wonder Designer Series paper and layered over Daffodil Delight.

The dotted Tangerine Tango banner is created using Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi tape and embellished with pearls I colored with an orange permanent marker.

I stamped the sentiment again and embossed with Early Espresso then die cut with the Decorative Label punch and adhered with dimensionals.  I also used a small piece of a Tea lace Doily to embellish the sentiment.
People Like You watercolor Stampin Up card

We would love for you to join us this week and show us what you can create with this sketch.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge blog

 

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People Like You Watercolor Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  People Like You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series paper

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Versamark

Accessories:  Decorative Label punch, Early Espresso embossing powder, Heat tool, Basic pearls, Dimensionals, Tea lace Paper Doilies, This and That Designer Washi tape, orange Sharpie

 

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