Challenges

Inky Friends Design Challenge #10 -- Merry & Bright

Hello!

Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #10.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time around we are working with a color combination from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on page 115 using the colors of Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade.

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Today's project uses the challenge colors to create a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas To All Bundle from the All is Bright Suite of products featured in the 2018 Holiday Catalog (pages 4 & 5).

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This card begins with a card base of Poppy Parade cardstock.  A panel of Granny Apple Green cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Daffodil Delight.  [Tip:  Use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive when adhering embossed panels to another piece of cardstock or Designer Series Paper.  This is important for two reasons:  1.  For embossed panels with large areas of raised embossing, it would be difficult to obtain a satisfactory adhesion with SNAIL; and 2.  Embossing folders break down the fibers of the paper that is embossed which may cause the fibers to break apart when the tape runner is rolled over the paper.]  Wrap a piece of Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon around the panels.  Place a piece of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon inside the first tie of the Whisper White ribbon and tie the Whisper White ribbon in a knot on the front with the knot slightly left of center.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Adhere the panels at the center of the card front.

Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the back of three pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock.  Using the Big Shot, die cut the "Merry" thinlit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits for each of the Poppy Parade pieces of cardstock.  Remove the adhesive backing on one of the "Merry" die cuts and place the die cut over another one of the "Merry" die cuts.  Remove the adhesive backing from the remaining "Merry" die cut and place the die cut over the previously stacked "Merry" die cuts.  Remove the adhesive backing on the three stacked "Merry" die cuts and adhere the stacked die cuts to the card front at an angle in the area above the the ribbon.

Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the "&" and "Bright" images on Whisper White cardstock.  Using Poppy Parade ink, stamp the lined tag frame so that the "&" "Bright" is in the center of the frame.  Die cut the tag frame using the corresponding framelit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.  Adhere the tag to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right edge of the tag flush with the edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock and the bottom edge of the tag 3/8" above the bottom edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock.  [Tip:  The Merry Christmas To All stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set.  Therefore, for best stamping results be sure to place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the item(s) to be stamped.]

Using Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhere white sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment across the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "Season's Greetings from our home to yours" was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Poppy Parade ink.  Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the large flourish below the sentiment.  Add the right and left-facing holly images to the flourish using Granny Apple Green ink.

MerryChristmasToAll_Merry-n-Bright_Envelope

The large flourish image was stamped diagonally across the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The "Merry" image was stamped above the flourish using Poppy Parade ink.  The "Christmas" image was stamped below the flourish using Poppy Parade ink.  The left and right-facing holly images were added to the flourish using Granny Apple Green ink.

So, are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Card Measurements -- 

Daffodil Delight:  4" x 5-1/4"; Granny Apple Green:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Poppy Parade:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3 @ 2" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon:  14"; Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon:  3"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Merry Christmas To All; Inks:  Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon, Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon, Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Multipurpose Platform, Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Merry Christmas Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Inky Friends Design Challenge #6 -- Happy Birthday To You

Hi There!

Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #6.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time around we are working with a color combination from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on page 63 using the colors of Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Melon Mambo.  

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When you look at the photo from the catalog, you'll see that none of the cards shown use all of the colors--they only use one or two of the colors.  So I decided to challenge myself to use all of the challenge colors in one card.  With bright and happy colors like Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Melon Mambo, a birthday card seemed to be just the thing to make.

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A piece of Watercolor Paper was spritzed with water and then Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Melon Mambo ink was washed over the top, middle, and bottom third of the Watercolor Paper and allowed to dry.  [Tip:  The wash for each color was made of 2 drops of reinker to 4 drops of water and then spread over the Watercolor Paper with a wet Aquapainter.  Using more water will dilute the color and using less water will deepen the color.]

Once the Watercolor Paper has dried, the medallion Pattern Party Decorative Mask was placed over the Watercolor Paper and Shimmery White Embossing Paste smoothed over the mask and Watercolor Paper using the Palette Knives.  [Tip:  I use the Silicone Craft Sheet as a base when working with embossing paste as the paste will not stick to the surface of the craft sheet.  It is important to work quickly with embossing paste as it begins drying as soon as it has contact with air.  Therefore, as soon as the paste is in place, remove the mask and rinse off the mask, palette knife and craft sheet IMMEDIATELY.]  Set the Watercolor Paper aside to allow the embossing paste to dry completely.  Depending upon the thickness of the paste, this can take between 10-30 minutes.

Adhesive Sheets were adhered to three pieces of Basic Black cardstock.  The adhesive side of the cardstock was placed on the cutting plate of the Big Shot with the Happy Birthday Thinlits on top of the cardstock.  The cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot.  This process was repeated for the two remaining pieces of cardstock.  The adhesive sheet was removed from the back of one of the die cuts and the die cut adhered on top of one of the remaining two die cuts.  The adhesive sheet was removed from the back of the remaining single die cut and the die cut adhered to the top of the two adhered die cuts.  The adhesive sheet was removed from the stack of die cuts and the stacked die cuts adhered at a jaunty angle across the top two thirds of the Watercolor Paper.

A length of Whisper White Sheer Ribbon was wrapped around the Watercolor Paper at an angle below the die cut and tied in a bow at the center.  A Mini Glue Dot was placed behind the knot of the bow to hold the ribbon in place.

The classic label image from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink.  The "to you" image was stamped inside the label image at the left side of the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The label was punched with the Classic Label punch and the left side of the label adhered along the right side of the Watercolor Paper using Mini Glue Dots with the bottom edge of the label 1" above the bottom edge of the Watercolor Paper.  The remainder of the label was cut flush with the right edge of the Watercolor Paper using Paper Snips.

The Watercolor Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered at the center of the Thick Whisper White card front.

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The dotted balloon image was stamped on a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink.  The outline portion of the Hooray balloon image was inked with the brush tip of the Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker and stamped over the dotted balloon image.  The balloon was punched with the smaller balloon of the Balloon Bouquet punch.  This process was repeated with Crushed Curry ink and Stampin' Write Marker for a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and for Melon Mambo ink and Stampin' Write Marker for a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock.  The straight line image was stamped three times near the left center using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to create the strings for the balloons.  The balloons were adhered over the strings.

The classic label image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink.  The "celebrate" image was stamped in the left side of the label image using Melon Mambo ink.  The "you" of the "to you" image was inked with Melon Mambo ink and stamped at the right side of the label.  The label was punched with the Classic Label punch and adhered at the center to anchor the balloon strings.

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The medallion mask was placed over the left front of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  [Note:  A scrap piece of paper was placed along the right edge of the mask to prevent ink from straying to the non-masked area of the envelope front.]  Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Melon Mambo inks were sponged onto the envelope front through the mask to mimic the watercolor wash on the card front.  

The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and 2018 Occasions Catalog are coming to an end and the excitement is building for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog as more and more samples are posted on Pinterest, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator blogs, and other on-line forums.  However, there's still time to take advantage of the discounts on select retiring items from the two catalogs and to purchase the bundles at a 10% discount.  Most of the bundle items are continuing to the next Annual catalog; however, for those that do the bundle discount will be going away as there will be great new bundles for you to discover.  The Happy Birthday Gorgeous/Happy Birthday Thinlits bundle featured in this blog post is a great example.

So, are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Melon Mambo (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Basic Black:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3 @ 3" x 3-1/2"; Bermuda Bay:  2" x 3"; Crushed Curry:  2" x 3"; Melon Mambo:  2" x 3"; Whisper White:  2 @ 1" x 3"; Watercolor Paper:  3-3/4" x 5"; Whisper White Sheer Ribbon:  24"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black; Reinkers:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo; Stampin' Write Markers:  Brights (Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo), Regals (Crushed Curry); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper; Embellishments:  Whisper White Sheer Ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheets; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Sponges, Aquapainters, Silicone Craft Sheet, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Classic Label punch, Balloon Bouquet punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Happy Birthday Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Inky Friends Design Challenge #5 -- Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Hi There!

Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #5.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time around we are working with a design sketch from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on page 85 (lower right corner).  

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One of the cutest stamp sets in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is found on the inside back page of the catalog; the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.  It's this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set, so the added benefit is that a portion of the sale of every stamp set goes to this great charity that supports sick children and their families.  I thought that a jar filled with butterflies would make a great focal point for this sketch challenge.

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This card begins with a card base of Garden Green cardstock.  A piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock and adhered at the center of the card front.  A piece of Soft Suede cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the largest die (2-7/8" x 4-3/4") of the Lots of Labels Framelits and then embossed with the Big Shot using the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder.  This piece was adhered at the center of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

The jar image was stamped on a piece of Window Sheets using Staz-On Jet Black ink and then die cut with the Big Shot using the large jar from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  The jar image was also stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink.  The grass image was stamped twice near the bottom of the jar using Garden Green ink.  The branch image was stamped at an angle from the right bottom of the jar to the middle left side of the jar using Soft Suede ink.  The three butterfly image was stamped inside the jar above the branch image.  The branch image and butterflies were colored with the Blender Pen and the following ink colors:

  • Branch:  Soft Suede
  • Leaves:  Wild Wasabi with a touch of Garden Green for shading
  • Butterflies:  Tangerine Tango for the wing edges and dots; Daffodil Delight for the remainder of the wings; Basic Black Archival for the butterfly bodies

The jar was die cut with the Big Shot using the large jar from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  The jar die cut from the Window Sheets was adhered on top of the jar die cut from Whisper White cardstock using Mini Glue Dots placed at the top of the jar.

The dotted top jar lid was stamped on Silver Foil Sheets using Staz-On Jet Black ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the jar lid die from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  A piece of Silver Foil Sheets was die cut with the Big Shot using the jar handle die.  The jar lid was adhered to the top of the jar using Mini Glue Dots.  The jar handle was adhered behind the jar lid area of the Whisper White cardstock jar using Mini Glue Dots.  The completed jar was adhered at the upper center of the embossed Soft Suede cardstock at the center of the card front using Mulitpurpose Liquid adhesive.

The "Sharing sweet thoughts" sentiment was stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink.  A piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the banner frame thinlit from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  (Don't get rid of the banner inside the frame--you'll need that for the liner.)  The banner frame was adhered over the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the stamped sentiment using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Trim away the Daffodil Delight cardstock extending beyond the outside edges of the banner frame using Paper Snips.  The banner was adhered to the card front over the bottom area of the jar using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The three butterfly image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink.  The butterflies were colored with the Blender Pen using the same colors used for the butterflies inside the jar.  The butterflies were cut out with Paper Snips.  One of the butterflies was adhered above the jar inside the jar handle using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (hold onto the remaining two butterflies for the liner).

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The Tangerine Tango banner (the inside of the banner frame for the card front) was stamped with the "Always here for you" sentiment using Basic Black Archival ink.  The banner was adhered at the upper center of the liner.  The colored butterflies left over from the card front were adhered at the upper right and lower left corners of the banner using Mini Glue Dots.

A piece of Soft Suede cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A strip of Tangerine Tango cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of the embossed cardstock using Mulitpurpose Liquid adhesive and the two pieces adhered along the bottom of the liner using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive with the left, bottom, and right sides of the two pieces flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the liner.

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The three butterflies image was randomly stamped over the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Basic Black Archival ink.  [Tip:  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure that the stamping is confined only to the envelope flap.]  The butterflies were colored with the Blender Pen and the colors identified above.

As a head's up, the following items used to make this card are on the Retiring Items List:  Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set, Tangerine Tango cardstock and Classic ink, Basic Black Archival ink, Wild Wasabi Classic ink, and the Lots of Labels Framelits for the Big Shot.  Unfortunately, the Lots of Labels Framelits are already sold out.  To purchase the Retiring Items that are still available, click on the Order Online button at the top of right sidebar of this blog page.

The good news is that the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Staz-On Jet Black ink will be available with the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Hooray!  

Are you inspired to create with this fun sketch??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a sketch challenge, you must follow the posted sketch; however, you can choose to change the orientation of the sketch
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Card Measurements -- 

Daffodil Delight:  1" x 3-1/2"; Garden Green:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Soft Suede:  3" x 5", 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/4" x 4"; Tangerine Tango:  1" x 3-1/2", 3/8" x 4"; Whisper White:  2 @ 2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Silver Foil Sheets:  1" x 2", 2" x 2"; Window Sheets:  2" x 3"; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack:  3-3/4" x 5"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Sharing Sweet Thoughts; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Staz-On Jet Black (Retired); Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets, Window Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform and Magnetic Platform, Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Framelits, Everyday Jars Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Inky Friends Design Challenge #4 -- Beautiful Bouquet

Hello!

Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #4.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time we are using a color combo of Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party.  

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Using page 79 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog for color inspiration, I created a birthday card using a stamp set that I purchased soon after the Annual Catalog went live last June but hadn't used yet.  This project includes one of the great Sale-A-Bration items, the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (one of the many great items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise).

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This card begins with a card base of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  A panel of Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper was brayered with Pool Party ink.  To do this, roll the Sponge Brayer forward over the Pool Party ink pad repeatedly and then roll the brayer across the Designer Series Paper in a forward and backward motion (like the letter "M" or "W") beginning off the edge of the paper and ending off the edge of the paper.  Re-ink the sponge brayer, and repeat the process until the white areas of the Designer Series Paper is covered in Pool Party ink.  Lightly rub a dry paper towel over the Designer Series Paper to remove the ink from the Silver embossed areas of the Designer Series Paper and to burnish the ink into the glossy white area of the Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Marina Mist cardstock and then adhered at the center of the card front.

The large spray of small flowers image from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped three times across the center of the Delicate White Doily using Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, and Pool Party inks (cleaning the stamp at each change of color).  The doily was adhered at the upper center of the Designer Series Paper with the top, left, and right edges of the doily 1/4" from the top, left, and right edges of the Designer Series Paper.

A piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the bouquet of stems thinlit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits and adhered over the doily.  A scrap of Marina Mist cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the ribbon wrap thinlit and adhered at the neck of the bouquet of stems.

The small 6-petal flower was stamped 6 times on scraps of Whisper White cardstock using Pool Party ink for two flowers, Blushing Bride ink for two flowers and Marina Mist ink for two flowers.  The flowers were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.

The large 6-petal flower was stamped 5 times on scraps of Whisper White cardstock using Blushing Bride ink for two flowers, Marina Mist ink for two flowers, and Pool Party ink for one flower.  The flower center image was stamped at the centers of each of the flowers using the corresponding ink color for each flower.  The flowers were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.

The flowers were arranged over the bouquet of stems and adhered using Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.  A tiny bow made with Silver 1/8" ribbon was adhered over the ribbon wrap die at the neck of the bouquet of stems using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Marina Mist ink.  A banner tail was cut into the left side of the greeting using Paper Snips.  The greeting was matted with a slightly larger piece of Marina Mist cardstock (also including the banner tail) with the right sides of the banners flush.  The greeting was adhered at the lower right corner of the Designer Series Paper with the bottom edge of the banner 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The three branch stem with two leaves image was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The spray of 4-petal flowers image was stamped over the top of the stem using Blushing Bride ink.  The "I couldn't have picked a better friend than you" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Pool Party ink.

A thin strip of Marina Mist cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper brayered with Pool Party ink.  The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.

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The three branch stem with two leaves image was stamped at the lower left corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The spray of 4-petal flowers image was stamped over the top of the stem using Blushing Bride ink.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped near the bottom edge of the stem using Marina Mist ink.

Are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements --

Marina Mist:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 1", 7/8" x 2-1/4", 3/8" x 4"; Pear Pizzazz:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3" x 4"; Whisper White:  11 @ 2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3/4" x 4"; Ribbon:  6"

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party; Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Springtime Foils Specialty; Embellishments:  Silver 1/8" ribbon, Delicate White Doilies; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge Brayers, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Bouquet Bunch Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Inky Friends Design Challenge #3 -- Happy Wishes

Hello!

Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #3.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time we are working from a card sketch used for a project featured on page 10 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

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I decided to turn the sketch orientation from landscape to portrait using one of the great Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Happy Wishes (one of the many great items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order of $100 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise), for the greeting focal point.

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You may think that I messed up and used a Black & White photo; however, this card is actually monochromatic in black and white to feature the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper for the floral accents above and below the greeting focal point.

This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  A panel of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the Brushstrokes background stamp using Smoky Slate ink--the ink stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping on the cardstock.  One edge of a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock was punched with the Ticket Tear Border punch and adhered across the Whisper White cardstock with the top edge of the strip 2-7/8" below the top edge of the Whisper White cardstock.  Basic Black Baker's Twine was wrapped three times around the Whisper White panel and Smoky Slate cardstock and tied into a bow on the right side.  The panel was then adhered at the center of the card front.

Floral images were cut from a sheet of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper using Paper Snips.  The larger image was adhered above the Smoky Slate strip and along the left side of the background panel.  The smaller image was adhered below the Smoky Slate strip and along the right side of the background panel.  

A piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock was punched with the Banner Triple punch at both ends and then stamped with the "best" image from the Happy Wishes stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The greeting focal point was adhered across the card front immediately above the Baker's Twine using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "wishes" image was stamped near the lower right corner of the background panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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The "wishing you a", "happy", and "birthday" images were stamped at the upper center of the inside of the card base using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  [Tip:  I used the Clear Mount set of Happy Wishes.  The benefit is that I could place all three of the images on the same acrylic block to ensure correct stamp placement prior to stamping on the cardstock.]

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For the envelope, I'm sharing a couple of different ways to embellish the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The first is adhering a piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap and trimming off the excess with Paper Snips using the envelope flap as a guide.

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The second features the Brushstrokes background stamp along the left side of the envelope front.  The background stamp was inked with Smoky Slate ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped onto the envelope.  The "birthday" and "wishes" images were stamped at the lower left front corner of the envelope using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Are you inspired to create with this fun sketch??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new challenge can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a sketch challenge, you must follow the posted sketch; however, you can choose to change the orientation of the sketch (as I did)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 1-1/2" x 4-1/2"; Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Smoky Slate:  1" x 4"; Petal Passion Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5", 2" x 2", 2-1/4" x 6"; Basic Black Baker's Twine:  36"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Wishes (Sale-A-Bration), Brushstrokes; Inks:  Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Petal Passion; Embellishments:  Basic Black Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Banner Triple punch, Ticket Tear Border punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope