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Heartfelt Sympathy with Delicate Dahlias

My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge. I used the Delicate Dahlias stamp set earned from the Sale-a-bration catalog. I also used Polished Pink and Basic black card stock. I stamped the Dahlia in Momento Black and colored it with Flirty Flamingo light and dark Stampin’ Blends. The leaves I stamped in Old Olive and colored with light and dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends then fussy cut them. The white layer I die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die. The sentiment I stamped with Momento Black on Basic White then die cut with the Label Me Fancy Punch. I also die cut another layer with Polished Pink and Basic Black to outline the sentiment. To add some sparkle I used Wink of Stella on the Dahlia and the leaves. This card came together quickly.

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge

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 Delicate Dahlia Sympathy Card

Card Size:  5.5″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Delicate Dahlias

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Polished Pink, Basic Black

Ink: Momento Black, Stampin’ Blends Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive light and dark, Wink of Stella

Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly dies, Label Me Fancy punch

Beautiful Painted Poppies

This week I was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I used the Painted Poppies and the Peaceful Moments bundle to create my card. These bundles are available until June 30th as a bundle with 10% off discount.  After June 30th they will be available in the new annual catalog, without the 10% off discount.

I stamped the flowers with Momento Black and colored with Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencils then blended with a Blender Pen.. I love how easy it is to color with these pencils and blend with the blender pens. I also used the the Peaceful Poppies dsp on the side and background. I also used a strip of Rich Razzleberry and embossed with the Pinewood Planks.  I embellished with the white tulle ribbon and used Wink of Stella on the centers of the flowers.  The leaves I stamped and colored with Old Olive watercolor pencil and blender en from the Painted Poppies bundle.  I also die cut leaves using the Poppy Moments die.

The sentiment is stamped on Pool Party and die cut using the Painted Labels die and embellished with Basic Rhinestones.


Stampin Up Peaceful Poppies and Stampin Up Peaceful Moments sympathy cardHere’s the sketch and invite you to join the challenge.

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With Sympathy Poppies card

Card Size: 5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies

Ink:  Momento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Peaceful Poppies DSP

Accessories:  Peaceful Moments dies, Painted Labels dies, 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder


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

With Sympathy with Flourishing Phrases

My card this week is inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I needed a sympathy card and wanted some calming colors.  I selected Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Fresh Fig.  I love how these colors go together so well.  I also used the Flourish thinlits to create the die cut and colored parts of it with the Wink of Stella Gold.  For embellishments I used retired Venetian Crochet Trim and basic rhinestones.  This card came together very easily.

Stampin Up With Sympathy Flourishing Phrases card

I encourage you to hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration.  They have added new designers.

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With Sympathy with Flourishing Phrases

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  retired Gorgeous Grunge, Flourishing Phrases

Paper:  Card stock:  Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Easter Elegance DSP

Ink: retired Encore Gold ink

Accessories:  Flourish thinlits, retired Venetian Crochet trim, Basic rhinestones, Goldf Wink of Stells, dimensionals


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