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Stampin’ UP! Love of Leaves for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop, where my friends and I share projects with you, made with Stampin’ Up! products.

Today we are working with a sketch.

Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration.

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My card base is Misty Moonlight, the mat is Seaside Spray and the leaves are Silver Foil Sheets and Soft Seafoam. This is how I did it.

Cut and score the card base, then emboss a panel of Misty Moonlight in one of the Greenery embossing folders. You will have to do this twice as the folder is narrow and won’t fill the whole panel. Trim to fit the card base and use Liquid Glue to attach it to the base.

Cut a panel of Seaside Spray and stamp the little dots from the Waterfront stamp set randomly with Misty Moonlight. Some were stamped full strength and some stamped off once. This was then embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.

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Use one of the leaf dies in the Love of Leaves Bundle to cut and emboss the Silver Foil Sheets. Cut a Silver branch with the die from Birds and More dies. Cut another from Soft Seafoam. Cut them apart when you do the dry fit so they lay the way you want them and Liquid Glue them to the panel. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the larger Silver leaf to the front and over the branches.

Use the Embossing Buddy to go over a piece of Misty Moonlight, then stamp the sentiment from Someone Special in Versamark Ink. Sprinkle Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder over this and use the Heat Tool to melt the powder.

Cut to the size you want and cut a mat of Silver Foil just a little bigger. I prefer a smaller edge, so the mat is 1/8″ larger than the sentiment piece. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere to the card front.

Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the card front, and adhere to the card base.

For the inside, I cut a mat in Silver Foil, then cut the center out of it leaving 1/2″ border. I really don’t like to waste the more expensive paper by covering it up. I again stamped the dots from Waterfront in Misty Moonlight on my Seaside Spray panel. Ink up the same leaf shape from the Love of Leaves Bundle that you used on the front. I used Misty Moonlight and stamped it off once.

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Use the Embossing Buddy on the panel, then stamp the sentiment from Band Together in Versamark ink, sprinkle with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and use the Heat Tool to melt the powder. Liquid Glue the stamped panel atop the Silver Foil frame, then use Liquied Glue to adhere the completed inside panel to the card base.

For the envelope flap, I stamped the dots from Waterfront on a strip of Seaside Spray, then glued it to the flap and trimmed to fit. On the front, I stamped the leaf in Versamark, sprinkled on the Silver Emboss Powder and heated it to melt. Using a mask (mask made by cutting a leaf from a sticky note with the die) over the embossed leaf, I stamped another leaf in Misty Moonlight.

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I thought the front looked a little plain, so I added a  Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the front sentiment. This card is finished.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave comments below. Card cuts and products used for this card are also below.

If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be delighted to help you with questions. To purchase products, just click on the Shop Online button at right, or click on any product.

Now, on with the hop. Just click any name, or click the ‘NEXT’ button to see what the talented Amy and the other ladies have done.

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Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston-You are Here

CARD CUTS

Misty Moonlight: Card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, embossed piece 4 1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (trim to fit after embossing), sentiment piece 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, envelope flap 2 1/4″ x 6″; Silver Foil Sheets: mat for sentiment 7/8″ x 2 3/8″, leaves 2 1/2″ x 5″, inside mat 4″ x 5 1/4″; Seaside Spray: front 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, inside 3 3/4″ x 5″; Soft Sea Foam: 2″ x 4″

 


 

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Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome back to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop, which I just know you will enjoy. The participants are all creative, talented and fun, and have wonderful things to show you. So, come on along.

Today we are working with a theme challenge, which is Birds or Animals. It should come as no surprise to anyone that I chose one of my favorite birds, the Northern Cardinal, which is found in the Toile Christmas stamp set. Here is our theme

And here is my card.

The stamp set is designed as a Christmas set, but I chose to make it a “Thinking of You” card. It seems in these difficult times that our friends and family, and maybe even those we don’t know very well, could use a boost to their day. What better way to give them that boost, and to let them know you care how they are doing, than by making and sending a card?

Since Cardinals are red, the main color is Cherry Cobbler, which ties in nicely with the plaid I chose to use. Today, the plaid, from Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, is on the strips. The card base is Basic Black with mats in Mango Melody. The background on the front and the inside liner are from In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. All these colors are in the plaid. I also chose to add some greenery in Mossy Meadow and Gold Foil sheets. I loosely used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch, but didn’t enter this card in the challenge.

After cutting all the pieces (card cuts are below) I embossed the In Good Taste background panel with one of the Wrapped in Texture embossing folders. Liquid Glue adheres this panel to the Mango Melody mat. The plaid strips are also Liquid Glued to their respective mats, and Liquid Glue is the adhesive used to attach them to the front panel.

The cardinal, from Toile Christmas, is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Cherry Cobbler and cut with the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal die set. Using the branch in the stamp set, I stamped two of them on Mossy Meadow in Memento Tuxedo Black. I cut these and one plain one with the coordinating die. I cut another branch from Gold Foil Sheets. It seemed too heavy for the card, so I cut a finer branch with leaves from the Birds and More die set. This I cut apart to place it going in opposite directions.

After dry arranging the bits and pieces to the front, I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere all  of it to the card front. The sentiment, from Love of Leaves, is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Gray Granite card stock, and cut with a die from Stitched So Sweetly die set. I cut a duplicate in Basic Black, cut it in half horizontally and, with Liquid Glue, glued it to the back of the sentiment making a mat out of it. A couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals adhered it to the card front.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered this card front to the card base, then added a few Red Rhinestones to finish the front. The Cardinal’s eye is a Red Rhinestone with a black dot in the middle, made with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

By the time I got the front done and started on the inside, I got word that a friend had lost a family member, so it became a Sympathy card. For the inside liner, a panel of the In Good Taste was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black with the sentiment from Woven Heirlooms. In the corners, I stamped the tiny scroll. The Liner is adhered to the Mango Melody mat and then into the card base with Liquid glue. A couple of Red Rhinestones complete the inside.

This completed the card. The envelope got another Cardinal on the front, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with my Real Red and Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Real Red as the Cherry Cobbler was WAY too dark. The flap was covered with a strip of the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.

At this point, I kept looking at the front and something just wasn’t right. I finally decided it was the Cardinal. The one on the envelope had the correct color bill and the one on the front did not. They have a bright yellow-orange bill, so I stamped the Cardinal head in Memento Tuxedo Black on a scrap of Mango Melody, fussy cut the bill, and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the Cardinal on the front of the card. MUCH BETTER! NOW the card is finished!

To continue on the hop, just click the button below to get to Amy’s blog and see what she has to show you. Otherwise, just click on any name to go to a particular blog, but you won’t want to miss anyone!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston-You are here

CARD CUTS

Basic Black: card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″, mat for front sentiment 2″ x 2″

Mango Melody: front mat and inside mat 4″ x 5 1/4″, mats for large plaid strip 1 3/8″ x 4″, mat for smaller plaid strip 1 3/8″ x 3″, scrap for Cardinal bill

Cherry Cobbler: Cardinal 2 1/2″ x 5″

Mossy Meadow: 3 branches 4″ x 4″

Gold Foil Sheets: branch 2″ x 4″

Gray Granite: front sentiment 2″ x 2″

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper: card front and inside liner 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper: (One 6″x6″ sheet will be enough) Large strip 1 1/4″ x 3 7/8″, small strip 1 1/4″ x 2 7/8″, envelope flap 2 1/4″ x 6″

If you need my help for anything, or have questions, just let me know. If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with whatever you need to make this project or any other. To order from my online store, just click the bird button at right that says Shop with me Online.

 

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Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Birthday

Good Thursday everyone. I have been absent from the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop for awhile, but thought it time to get back in the swing of things. I hope you enjoy my card, made with the ultra-lovely Prized Peony bundle. Today we are working from a sketch.

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This is a simple sketch, and I took a few liberties with it. Here is my card.

I began with my card base in Petal Pink card stock, to which I adhered a panel of Peony Garden Designer Series Paper that I had embossed with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder. This panel was originally cut to 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. After trimming with the border die in the Prized Peony Bundle it was the perfect size for the sketch.

The sentiment from Beautiful Autumn is stamped in Gray Granite on Whisper White card stock. I cut it out using the stitched rectangle die in the Ornate Layers dies.

The beautiful peony in the Prized Peony stamp set was stamped in Gray Granite on Whisper White, colored with Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Markers, then cut with the matching die from the bundle. To get the placement I wanted, the stem covered up part of the sentiment, so I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the stem and Stampin’ Dimensionals attached the whole thing to the card front. A few Pearls Basic Jewels complete the front.

For the inside, I stamped the lovely peony in stamped off once Gray Granite on a 3 3/4″ x 5″ liner of Whisper White card stock. This was adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Gray Granite, and the whole Liquid Glued into the card base. I did not add a sentiment as this card requires a hand written message.

You may look in the annual catalog at the Peony Garden Suite and see that the Designer Series Paper appears to have crumb cake as one of the colors, thus wondering why I am using Gray Granite. Due to the vagaries of printing, colors are not always what they appear to be. In this case, the brownish look is actually Gray Granite. Either way, it is lovely!

This finished the card, but the envelope needs dressing up. We can’t have a naked envelope! I stamped another of the lovely large peony on the front and added a piece of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper to the flap. The peony was colored the same as the one on the front of the card.

                                                

I hope you enjoy my card. If you choose to make one similar, the product list is below the names of the hoppers.

Now, on with the hop. To see what Amy has contributed, just click on the ‘NEXT’ button below. Or, to see what the others have been up to, just click on any name to go directly to their blog.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston-YOU ARE HERE

If you do not have a demonstrator I would be happy to help you. To purchase items used in this card, just click on the ‘Shop Online With Me’ button at right.

 

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