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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

Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

Lately I’ve been using my sponge brushes to practice using them. I found a technique from Patty Bennett of using the blending brushes on stamps to create a blending of colors. I CASED her card using the stamp set Flowing flowers since I had not had an opportunity to use it. I was also inspired by the colors of the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I embossed Bermuda Bay with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder. The white layer I die cut with second largest rectangle from the Scalloped Contours. The flower images were sponged brushed with Polished Pink and Pale Papaya. The leaves were sponged with Granny Apple Green. To finish the card I used Wink of Stella an embellished with retired 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent.

See more projects from the design team for this inspiration challenge.

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Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Flowing Flowers

Paper:  Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Basic White

Ink: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green

Accessories: Blending Brushes, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent, Scalloped Contours dies, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Wink of Stella Clear

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge. The sketch inspired me to create with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Painted Labels dies. I stamped the butterflies with Memento Black then die cut the butterflies out of Shimmery White paper then colored the butterflies with Light Highland Heather, Light Balmy Blue, and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. Stamping the butterflies on Shimmer Paper gives the butterflies some sparkle. The Night of Navy layer was embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder. I stamped the flowers with Night of Navy from the Painted Poppies stamp set.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Peaceful Moments

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Night of Navy, Shimmer White

Ink: Memento Black, Light Highland Heather , Light Balmy Blue, Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends

Accessories: Label Me Fancy Punch, , Greenery Embossing Folders, In Color 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, mini glue dots

Friendly Hello Birthday Card

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge and by StampinJo.com‘s card with the Friendly Hello Bundle. I CASED her card and used Pool Party and birds as my inspiration from Hand Stamped Sentiments. The background layer was embossed with the Textured Textile Embossing Folder. The next layer I die cut DSP from the Friendly Hello bundle with the largest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Die. The next layer is cut from Brushed Gold Foil. The next layer is die cut from the stitched rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Die set. I then stamped the bird and flowers from the Friendly Hello die stamp set and colored with the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Blend Pens. I then fussy cut it and adhered with dimensionals. I then stamped the splatter stamp from the Friendly Hello set with Memento black. I embellished with retired Daffodil Delight ribbon, Brushed Brass Butterflies and Basic Rhinestones.

The Friendly Hello bundle is FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration. Start shopping here.

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

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Friendly Hello Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Hello Friendly Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Brushed Metallic Gold

Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

Accessories: Scalloped Contour Dies, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Brushed Brass Butterflies, retired Daffodil Delight ribbon

In the Wild Birthday

I love cats! Big wild cats down to domestic cats I love them. So when I saw the Stampin’ Up! In the Wild Suite I just had to get it. My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge and the In the Wild Suite. I used tear and tape on the edges of the card then used gilded leafing. The leaves on the left were die cut with the coordinating dies from gold foil. The cat and leaves were also die cut with the coordinating dies. The face of the cat and the sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold. I used the coordinating DSP to die cut the circle from retired Layering Circles. The Evening Evergreen layer was embossed with the Animal Print embossing folder. The inside of the card is also stamped with leaf images from the In the Wild Suite. Love this suite!

Stop by Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the design team created for the sketch challenge.

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In the Wild Birthday Card

Card Size:  425″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle:  In the Wild Suite

Paper:  Cardstock:  Evening Evergreen, Basic Black, Basic White; Gold Foil, In the Wild DSP

Ink:  Evening Evergreen, Versamark

Accessories: Tear and Tape, Gilded Leafing, Animal Print Embossing Folder, heat tool

Happy Birthday To You

I needed to create birthday cards for a dear friend and cousin so I decided to use the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Happy Birthday To You and coordinating die.  Although Sale-a-bration ended on March 31st we still have the mini catalog.  I CASED my card from Anna Helman of Scrapping Stamping & Stuff.  I Stamped the birthday image with Smoky Slate and used a blender pen and ink pads to color the image with Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz.  I also used the Birthday dies to die cut the flowers and the cake with stand.  The paper is from the Parisian Blossoms DSP pack.  So pretty and coordinates so well with the image.  I also die cut the foliage from Silver Glimmer paper and Silver foil then embellished with linen thread and rhinestones.  Difficult to see in the photo but I also colored the flowers and cake with Clear Wink of Stella.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday To You card

My card is also inspired fro the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  Click here to see more inspiration from their design team.

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Happy Birthday To You Card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday To You

Ink: Momento Black, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz

Paper: Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil, Parisian Blossoms DSP

Accessories: Birthday dies, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Memorable Tropical Birthday

I have been wanting to stamp with the Tropical Oasis Suite and I finally was able to have the opportunity with the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  Love all the dies and beautiful stamps. I used Cajun Craze for the base and embossed it with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder inked with StayzOn Saddle Brown.  It beautifully embossed the paper to look like it was woven.  The ink gave the embossing some shadowing.  The flowers and leaves were colored with watercolor pencils, blended with a blender pen then die cut.  I used the the Stitched Rectangles dies for the sentiment.  The ribbon is retired 1-1/4″ Juteband ribbon.  For added sparkle I colored the flowers with Wink of Stella.  It’s difficult to see in the photo.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical Birthday card

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Memorable Tropical Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Timeless Tropical

Ink:  StayzOn Black, Water color pencils; Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive; Wink of Stella

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cajun Craze

Accessories:  retired 1-1/4″ Juteband, Basic Rhinestones, Stitched Rectangles dies, In the Tropics dies,

 

Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin Alternative Birthday Card

I’m loving the Paper Pumpkin kits!  With the Lovely Day February kit you can make three card versions.  I made one of the cards using the Paper Pumpkin instructions and was then inspired by a friend’s card which she made with the tri-fold card but with a twist.  She made the top part of the tri-fold card for holding a gift card but then added a layer at the back for stamping a birthday sentiment and including a personal note.  My card was also inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Lovely Day Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  February  Paper Pumpkin 2020, Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday

Ink:  Roccoco Rose

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Petal Pink 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Dimensions

 

 

This Little Piggy Celebrates

‘This Little Piggy’ stamp set is so cute.  It was introduced in the 2017-2018 Catalog and remains one of my favorites.  I used Pretty Peacock ink to stamp the ‘celebrate’ from the retired ‘Thoughtful Banners’ set for the sentiment since I plan on giving this card to a co-worker for her birthday.  The white layer was embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3D folder then layered with Flirty Flamingo and Pretty Peacock cardstock.  The flower I die cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits then adhered a Clear Faceted Gem I colored with the dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend marker.  I was inspired to use the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge

 

stampin up this little piggy birthday card

Love the colors of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock for this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.   Be sure to visit and see more inspiration from the design team.

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This Little Piggy Celebrates Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  This Little Piggy, retired Thoughtful Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pretty Peacock

Ink:  Momento Black, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend

Accessories:  Clear Faceted Gems, Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder, retired Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, retired Circles Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Cheers! It’s your day.

This week my card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used two fun bundles from the Christmas catalog, Cheers to That and Sip, Sip hooray to create a birthday card.  I used the Tufted 3d Embossing folder for the red layer.  I stamped the glass with black Momento ink and the cosmo and straw I stamped in Real Red and die cut.  I used the circle in the Stitched Shapes  to die cut the white circle layer.  The bubbles in the background and ‘Cheers’ are die cut from silver foil using the Sip, Sip Hooray bundle.  I  used Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the rim of the glass and made a bow from Black 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon for the stem of the glass.

This card came together very quickly using the bundles.  For some added sparkle I used basic rhinestones on the background.

This is a fun sketch and invite you to join the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  You can also see more inspiration from the design team.

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Cheers to That Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Cheers to That, Sip, Sip Hooray

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Silver Foil

Ink:  Momento Black, Real Red

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Tufted 3D embossing folder, Cheers to That bundle, Sip, Sip Hooray bundle, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Black 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

 

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