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Falling for Leaves

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.   I love the beautiful colors of green turning into gold, orange and red.  This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspiration challenge.  The images inspired me to use the Falling for Leaves bundle to create this card.

I stamped the Crumb Cake layer with the green foliage leaf then added the Very Vanilla layer which I stamped with the Artisan Textures using Versamark then heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.  I die cut the leaves then added sparkle with clear Wink of Stella and basic rhinestones. The ‘Thankful’ greeting was also embossed with Copper then die cut with the Pretty Label punch then embellished with 1/4″ copper trim.

Card created with Stampin' Ups Falling For Leaves stamp set and thinlits.What kind of project will you create.  Check out the other projects from the design team.

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Falling for Leaves Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Falling for Leaves, Artisan Textures

Paper:  Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla

Ink: Versamark, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie markers

Accessories:  Falling for Leaves bundle, 1/4″ Copper trim ribbon, Basic rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella, dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen

 

 

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You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees

My card is based on the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge – Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green.  I hadn’t used the Sheltering Tree stamp set since last December and wanted to use it after I saw these colors in the foliage in my back yard.  The Japanese maple trees in our backyard have the yellow and green color which you can kind of see on the upper right side of the photo below,  The Blueberry Bushel is inspired by the Blue Plumbago flowers.  I love these colors together and invite you to create a project for this color challenge.  I first stamped the trunks with Early Espresso then stamped the foliage using my Stamparatus.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set and stamped in Blueberry Bushel and sponged with Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green and punched with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  I sponged some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with Daffodil Delight and used some linen twine for underneath the sentiment.

Stampin Up card made with Sheltering tree stampset with You're the best sentimentVisit Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration form the design team.

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You’re the Best said with Sheltering Trees Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree, Label me Pretty

Paper:  Whisper White card stock

Ink: Early Espresso, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green

Accessories:  Linen Thread, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, 1-1/4″ circle punch, Dimensionals, Mini glue dots

 

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

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

Blue Dragonfly Dreams

I recently visited the botanical gardens in Dallas and they were beautiful.  There were so many types of gardens, birds and insects.  One of my favorite type of gardens are pond gardens.  I happened to see an Empress lotus in a pond with dragonflies flying around.  The wings of the dragonflies are so beautiful.  When the sunlight hits their wings you can see they are an iridescent blue color.

The inspiration challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to make a card with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp and framelits set and CASED from a video from Understand Blue.  Lynda is a wonderful artist and her card inspired me to create this card.  As in her video I used a pencil eraser to create the Bokeh effect around the dragonfly with Pool Party and stamped the dragon fly with Blueberry Metallic Gelato then finished with Clear Wink of Stella.  I embellished the card with sequins and rhinestones.

More inspiration may be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments from the design team.   Create a project inspired by the Oceanarium art print by Biljana Kroll.  This image is rich in images of the ocean.  I was inspired by the blues.  I’d love to see how the print inspired you.

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Blue Dragonfly Dreams Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Balmy Blue

Ink: Momento Black, Balmy Blue, Faber Castell metallic blue gelato

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, white sequins from Tutti Frutti, clear Wink of Stella, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

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

 

Happy Birthday with some Lemon Zest

I have just now had the opportunity to play with the Lemon Zest bundle and my card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and a card create by Crafty Little Peach Stamper.

I stamped the citrus images on watercolor paper then sponged the darker color.  I love the dreamy effect of the water coloring of the citrus images then die cut with the 1-3/8″ circle punch and embellished with Lemon Twist grograin ribbon and Bermuda Bay sequins and rhinestones.

Stampin Up Lemon Zest Happy Birthday card

More inspiration can be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Happy Birthday with some Lemon Zest Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Lemon Zest

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Daffodil Yellow, Emerald Green, Tutti Frutti DSP

Ink: Daffodil Yellow, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, 1-3/8″ circle punch, Lemon Twist ribbon, Bermuda Bay sequins, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, retired Flourish Thinlits dies

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