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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

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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

 

 

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