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Stampin’ Up! Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Here it is Thursday and time for another Blog Hop. We have a full roster today, so come along and join the fun. We are working from this sketch today.

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And, based on that sketch, here is what I created for the hop today.

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I started with a Whisper White heavy card stock base and added a mat of Elegant Eggplant, topped with another mat of Perfect Plum. Using Tear and Tape, I taped down a length of Pear Pzazz Chevron ribbon.

Now for the fun part. I cut two crosses from the Hold on to Hope Bundle, a plain Elegant Eggplant one, and one using the fancy die out of Whisper White. These were adhered together with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Stitched Shapes large oval in Whisper White, and the large scalloped one out of Pear Pzazz. There is a nice sun ray (at least that is what it looks like to me) in the Amazing You stamp set. I stamped this in Daffodil Delight on the Whisper White oval so it would be behind the cross, then turned the oval upside down and stamped a mirror image of the first one. Liquid Glue adhered the ovals together as well as the cross to the oval.

Using Pear Pzazz ink, I stamped off the flower spray from Hold on to Hope onto scrap paper, then stamped it on a panel of Whisper White. Using my Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write markers, I colored the leaves and flowers. This was cut with the die from the bundle.

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I liquid glued it to the back of the ovals positioning it to lay over the ribbon, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ dimensionals to adhere this focal point to the card front.

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Moving on to the inside, I again stamped off once in Pear Pzazz the floral image onto Whisper White card stock. The sentiment is from the Easter Message set from last year, and is stamped in full strength Elegant Eggplant.

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This panel was Liquid Glued to an Elegant Eggplant mat, then onto a Pear Pzazz mat and into the card base.

The envelope has the same floral image on the front and the plain cross stamped over the flap.

I had fun with this sketch today. In fact, I made 3 cards using this sketch and may post them at a later date. It makes a clean, relatively simple card and I think it is lovely.

On with the hop! Click the ‘next’ image to go on to see what beautiful creation Amy has for you today.

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If you prefer to hop around, here is the list for today.

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

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CARD CUTS: Heavy Whisper White: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Whisper White: oval 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, cross 2″ x 3″, floral spray 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, inside sentiment panel 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Elegant Eggplant: front mat 4′ x 5-1/4″, cross 2″ x 3″, inside mat 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Perfect Plum: front 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Pear Pzazz: scalloped oval 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″

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Stampin’ Up Hold on to Hope Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning Everyone! I am trying something new today. I have joined some of my team members for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. This is a whole new adventure for me, so I hope I do the team justice.

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We are working with a sketch this week:

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and as I have need of sympathy cards, this is what I did with the sketch.

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My card base is Smoky slate and the first mat is Silver Foil. The second mat is Soft Sky. I took a panel of the new, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release, and free with a $50 qualifying order. I love, love, love this paper and hope it stays around beyond the Sale-A-Bration.

I used my Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Marker to color in the leaves. It seemed a shame to cover it up! I then cut the end with the Banner Triple Punch and Liquid Glued it to the Soft Sky mat. This was adhered, also with liquid glue, to the Silver Foil and onto the card base.

I was going to use my Stitched Shapes Framelits for the Very Vanilla square, but the largest one wasn’t big enough for the cross. I used instead a die from Scrapbooking Made Simple. This was the perfect size. I could have used a plain square, which was my original intent, but it was too plain looking. If one thing doesn’t work, try something else!

Taking the swirly design from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set (another Sale-A-Bration free product), I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the lower right corner of the square.

The sentiment, from Teen Tiny Wishes, was also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in silver.

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Using the dies from the Hold on to Hope Bundle, I cut the solid cross in Soft Sky and the more intricate one in Very Vanilla. These were Liquid Glued together then popped onto the square with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The square was then adhered over the foiled banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside I inked the swirly design from Beautiful Peacock in Soft Sky, stamped it off once on scrap paper, then onto the center of my panel. Over this I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts and Prayers in Smoky Slate full strength. To finish this panel, I inked the little corner piece from Hold on to Hope, and stamped each one off once before stamping my panel. Done.

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The envelope got another Silver heat embossed swirly design on the front and a piece of the colored Springtime foils on the flap.

I think this turned out quite well. Please leave your comments below.

If you need products to do this card and do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to help you. Just click on the Shop Online button at right to shop from my store, or contact me. Card cuts and products for this projects are listed below.

All right! On with the hop. By clicking the ‘Next’ button you will go to Amy’s blog. If you get lost, here are the links to the rest of the team hopping with us today.

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston (you are here)

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Card Cuts: Smoky slate: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Silver Foil Sheets: cut 2 mats 4″ x 5-1/4″; Soft Sky: front mat 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, inside mat 3-3/4″ x 5″, cross 2-1/2″ x 3″; Springtime Foil Sheets: front banner to color 2″ x 4-1/2″; Very Vanilla: Front square 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, inside panel 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″, fancy cross 2-1/2″ x 3″

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Stampin’ Up! Hold on to Hope Sympathy

The new Hold on to Hope Bundle (Occasions Catalog page 27, available tomorrow) was the basis for this card inspired by Mary over at Stamps ‘n’ Lingers. You can see her card here.

This is a beautiful stamp set and has excellent dies as well. It will become a staple for me. And, it is very versatile, could be used for Baptisms, confirmations, encouragement, Easter….the list goes on.

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I began with a panel of Whisper White card stock and So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Night of Navy inks, sponging the colors randomly for my background.

The card base is Pool Party and the mat is Night of Navy.

Using the dies from the Hold on to Hope Bundle I die cut a Night of Navy cross and an openwork cross in Whisper White, adhering them together with Liquid Glue. Behind the cross is a die cut from Flourish Thinlits, also in Whisper White, and adhered to the sponged panel with Liquid Glue. The layered cross is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Thoughts and Prayers stamp set, stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White. It is punched with the Everyday Label Punch, with the outer long edges trimmed off with my Paper Snips Scissors. It was just too wide for this card. Using the Melon Mambo and Night of Navy sponges, I sponged the edges of the sentiment label. I used whatever ink remained in the sponge and did not re-ink.

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This, too, was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Hold on to Hope butterfly is stamped in Pacific Point (I thought the Pool Party would be too pale) and cut with the die from the bundle. Liquid Glue adheres the art panel to the mat and into the card base.

On the inside, a stamped-off-once flower spray, also from Hold on to Hope, in Pacific Point serves as a backdrop for the Heartfelt Sympathy sentiment in Night of Navy. I inked the flower spray, stamped it off, then wiped off the three flowers and inked them with my light Rich Razzleberry Blends, then stamped my Whisper White panel.

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I like this little added touch of color. You could use a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker, and I probably would have, if I had had my markers available at the time.

Using the little corner stamp in Hold on to Hope, I stamped the corners of the inside of the card base in Night of Navy, wishing I had the Stamp-A-Ratus to get the placement perfect. But, I don’t, so they are not exactly where I wanted them.

For the Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped the little butterfly several times in Night of Navy on the front

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and a pair of the same flower spray as on the inside, only in Night of Navy, on the flap.

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Card Cuts: Pool Party: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Night of Navy: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″, cross 2″ x 3″; Whisper White: panel to sponge 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside panel 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, cross, sentiment, flourish, butterfly 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

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