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Stampin’ Up Whale Done Happy Birthday for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Here we are and it is Thursday already. Time for another great Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop with the Very talented ladies on our team. So, come along and see what wonderful, inspiring projects we have for you.

Today we are working with a sketch, with which I took a few liberties. Just sayin’. 

You can see for yourself what I did. Here is my card.

I began with a Pretty Peacock base over which I adhered, with Liquid Glue, a piece of Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper to completely cover the base.

Next, I dry embossed a panel of Pool Party with the Seabed 3D embossing folder. To make the deep impression I first spritzed the paper with a little water. I used the second largest die in the Celebration Labels dies to cut the panel. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this lovely panel to the card front.

I don’t know about everyone, but I have a hard time making a simple card. It seems that layers add so much, so I usually wind up with a collage and several layers. This card is no exception.

Coordinating with the Whale Done stamp set is the Whale of a Time  pack of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. (By the way, select Designer Series Papers are on sale right now at 15% off.) The Whale Punch is perfect for cutting out a whale from one of the sheets in the pack. For the rest of the front I used the grass die in the Smooth Sailing set to cut 2 in Shaded Spruce and one in Granny Apple Green.

I stamped the sea turtle in  the Whale Done stamp set using Pretty Peacock ink on Pool Party card stock. Using a Stampin’ Sponge I lightly sponged the turtle with a little Calypso Coral to add come color other than the greens/blues to the front. For more color, I stamped the coral image in the set in Calypso Coral on Calypso Coral card stock, and the grass image in Shaded Spruce on Calypso Coral. Both of these, and the turtle, were fussy cut with Paper Snips scissors.

The sentiment in Whale Done is stamped in Shaded Spruce on Whisper White. This was cut with an oval from Layering Ovals dies. A second oval, cut with a scalloped die in Shaded Spruce, makes a mat for the sentiment. I used Liquid Glue to attach the ovals together.

All these pieces were dry fit then adhered to the embossed layer with a combination of Liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since I still had a piece of the DSP that I used on the front, I trimmed it down and Liquid Glued it to the bottom of the Pool Party Liner on the inside. The whale needed some water and this filled the bill. As you can see, this card is for a 4 year old. The ‘Happy 4th Birthday stamps are from Family Party. The other sentiment is in the Whale Done stamp set. All of the sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce except the word Birthday, which is stamped in Calypso Coral. The Whale Punched whale is from the same sheet of DSP as the whale on the front, and is adhered with Liquid Glue. A few Pool Party bubbles completes the inside. This liner was adhered to the card base with Liquid Glue.

Since I had only punched 2 whales from the 6″ x 6″ sheet of the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, I flipped it over to see what was on the other side. Well, golly gee whiz, it had the perfect design for the envelope flap. I used Liquid Glue (I think I should own stock in this!) to adhere this to the flap. For the front, I stamped the grass in Shaded Spruce and the coral in Calypso Coral.

I really like this suite of products. The papers are lovely and the punch is so handy, especially when it works so well with the paper. All the stamps in the set are perfect for any sea themed card or scrapbook page. It is a bundle/suite you might want to get. The embossing folder is REALLY great!

I hope you like my card. If you wish to re-create it, the products I used are found below with a link to my online store. Or, you can just click on the button at right that says Shop With Me Online. Don’t forget, you have until the end of October to cash in on the 15% off many of the Designer Series Papers.

Clicking on the image below will download the pdf file that lists all the Designer Series Papers that are 15% off.

Now, on with the hop. Just click on the ‘next’ button to continue with Amy’s blog, or click on any name to go to that blog. Card cuts and products used are listed below. Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston – You are Here

CARD CUTS: Pretty Peacock: card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ ; Pool Party: for embossed front 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, inside liner 4″ x 51/4″, scrap for turtle, about 2″ x 2″; Shaded Spruce: sea grass 2″ x 8″, scalloped oval 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ ;Granny Apple Green: 2″ x 4″; Calypso Coral: stamped grass and coral 2″ x 4″; Whisper White: sentiment oval 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″; Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper: whales and envelope flap 1-6″ x 6″ sheet, card front (waves) and inside strip 1-6″ x 6″ sheet.

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Stampin’ Up! Poppy Moments Thank You

Here we are again for a Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The weeks just keep rolling around in spite of hurricanes, wildfires and Covid19! I hope all of you are out of harms way and well. If not, my prayers are for things to quickly improve. The farmers in my neighborhood have started their harvest, but it isn’t in full swing yet. OK, enough chatting, on with the hop.

Today we have a color challenge, where we are given 5 colors and have to use a minimum of three of them. I have to say, this one was really a challenge for me. I struggled with what to do and changed my mind at least 3 times. As I write this, I still have a little time, so might change it again! Here are the colors.

They didn’t really ‘speak’ to me like some colors do, so it was a struggle as to which 3 to use. In the end, I used all five.

I have the Painted Poppies stamp and the Poppy Moments dies, but I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I guess the poppies came to mind because most poppies are orange, and Cajun Craze is sort of orange. And, Pretty Peacock is sort of green, so that became the leaves.

Here is my card and how I made it.

The card base is Basic Black. I double matted, meaning there are 2 layers under the card front piece, Whisper White on Basic Black and Blackberry Bliss on the Whisper White.

My card front is Whisper White, embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.

Using the dies from Poppy Moments, from Pretty Peacock I cut 2 branched leaves, 2 detailed branch leaves, 2 large leaves, and 2 large leaf details. These are adhered with Liquid  Glue.

The large poppy was cut from Cajun Craze twice, and the detail twice. I only cut one of the smaller poppy and its detail once as well. Liquid Glue adhered the detail to the poppy base. I also cut the appropriate poppy centers from Basic Black.

Now to assemble the front. I did a dry fit, then, when all was as I wanted it, I used Liquid Glue to attach the leaves to the embossed Whisper White. To add a little more dimension, I very carefully curled the poppies with my bone folder. Not too much, as I was afraid of tearing the details. The top most poppy was adhered just with a little Liquid Glue in the center, leaving the edges of the petals free.

The other large poppy was adhered below it with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals. The smaller one was also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Ornate Thanks and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White. The Paper Trimmer cut it to the perfect size, then I mounted it on a mat of Pretty Peacock. In hindisght, perhaps I should have stamped it in Pretty Peacock and matted it in Blackberry Bliss since the main mat is Blackberry Bliss. You can do as you like.

For the inside liner, I stamped the sentiment, also from Ornate Thanks, in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White card stock. The field of poppies from Painted Poppies was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker. I deliberately did not color them perfectly, leaving some white area to make it look a bit more rustic. I like this little field of poppies. The liner was directly adhered to the card base with Liquid Glue. I decided not to mat the liner.

The envelopes had to have some decoration too, as I do not like naked envelopes. Again, the poppy field was perfect for the envelope, both front and flap.

Now that you have seen what I did with the challenge, click on the ‘NEXT’ button to see what Amy has for you, or click on any name to go directly to her blog. Thanks for stopping by. Comment below. Also, the products used and card cuts are below the names.

If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would be happy to fill that role for you.

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″, scrap for flower centers, approx 2″ x 2″;

Whisper White: front mat 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, embossed front 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, inside liner 4″ x 5 1/4″, front sentiment scrap cut to size, in this instance 1/2″ x 2 7/8″

Blackberry Bliss: front mat 4″ x 5 1/4″

Cajun Craze: poppies one piece about 4″x 5″ will do all the flowers and details, or you can use up scraps.

Pretty Peacock: leaves 2″ x 6″ , sentiment mat 9/16″ x 2 15/16″

 

 

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