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Bunch of Blossoms -- You Matter To Me

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Today's post provides the how-to's for making one of the projects created for last weekend's Inky Friends Blog Hop featuring the 2017-2019 In Colors.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.  The color I chose to highlight was Powder Pink.  

This is the first project I made for the blog hop and it was a bit more detailed than I had envisioned but I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  Sometimes you just need to go with the creative flow to see where it leads you.  I will warn you though, get comfy...this is probably the longest post I've ever written as there are a boat load of details to this card. 

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This card begins with a card base of Powder Pink.  The 6-flower stamp from the Background Bits Host stamp set was randomly stamped all over the card front using Versamark ink.

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The background piece for the card front begins with a piece of Watercolor Paper lightly spritzed with water (lightly blot off any water puddles with a paper towel).  The Brushstrokes background stamp was inked with Powder Pink ink, stamped on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped onto the Watercolor Paper.  

The remainder of the stamping on the Watercolor Paper uses the Background Bits Host stamp set using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Stamp the row of medallions image across the bottom of the Watercolor Paper with the bottom edge of the image 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Watercolor Paper.  Ink the 6-flower image, stamp off, and then stamp at the right side of the paper immediately above the row of medallions; re-ink, stamp off, and stamp just slightly above center along the left edge of the paper; and re-ink, stamp off, and stamp at the upper right corner of the paper (most of the image is off the paper).  Ink the rows of script image, stamp off, and stamp along the left side of the paper just below center with the bottom of the image 1/2" above the row of medallions and about 1/3 of the image off the paper.  Re-ink the rows of script image, stamp off, and stamp along the right edge of the paper with the top of the image 7/8" below the top edge of the paper and about 1/5 of the image off the paper.  Mat the Watercolor Paper (when it's completely dry) with a slightly larger piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.

Using the Decorative Ribbon Border punch, punch a piece of Silver Foil Sheets just slightly longer than the right edge of the Sweet Sugarplum mat and trim the ends with Paper Snips to round them with the pattern of the punched images.  Adhere the punched border behind the right edge of the Sweet Sugarplum mat.  Adhere the background piece to the card front with the top and right sides of the Sweet Sugarplum mat 1/2" from the top and right edges of the card front.

Now it's time to make the flower.  The Bunch of Blossoms stamp set is a photopolymer set that allows you to add layers of color to a single image.  [Tip:  To achieve the best stamping results, always use the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock when stamping with photopolymer stamps.]  

Stamp 6 large flower petals on Whisper White cardstock using Powder Pink ink:

  • Ink the large petal solid image, stamp off on a piece of scrap paper, and stamp on the cardstock
  • Ink the large petal partial solid image and stamp directly over the large petal solid image
  • Ink the large petal outline image and stamp directly over the two previous images (lining up with the large solid image)
  • Punch out the petals using the large petal part of the Blossom Builder punch
  • Using a bone folder, curl the outside edges of the petals down and the points of the petals up

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Punch a 1" circle from Whisper White cardstock and adhere three petals in a triangular pattern.

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Adhere three more petals in a triangular pattern to cover the remaining white space on the punched circle.

Stamp 5 small flower petals on Whisper White cardstock using Powder Pink ink:

  • Ink the small petal solid image, stamp off on a piece of scrap paper, and stamp on the cardstock
  • Ink the small petal partial solid image and stamp directly over the large petal solid image
  • Ink the small petal outline image and stamp directly over the two previous images (lining up with the small solid image)
  • Punch out the petals using the small petal part of the Blossom Builder punch
  • Using a bone folder, curl the outside edges of the petals down and the points of the petals up

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Adhere the small petals side-by-side at the center of the flower.  Ink the solid star center shape with Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamp off, and stamp on Whisper White cardstock.  Ink the star center outline shape with Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamp directly over the star center solid shape.  Punch out using the star shape from the Blossom Builder punch and adhere at the center of the flower.  Ink the solid round center shape with Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamp off and stamp on Whisper White cardstock.  Ink the center dots image with Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamp at the center of the solid round center image, re-ink and stamp at the center again.  Punch out using the round center shape from the Blossom Builder punch and adhere at the center of the flower.

Adhere a medium sized silver Metallic Foil Doily at the upper right corner of the Watercolor Paper.  Adhere the flower at the center of the doily.

Using Lemon Lime Twist ink, stamp the leaves (3 large leaves and two small leaves) and the stem on Whisper White cardstock:

  • Ink the large leaf solid image, stamp off, and stamp on cardstock
  • Ink large leaf outline image and stamp directly over the large leaf solid image
  • Cut out large leaves with Paper Snips
  • Use Bone folder to curl one side of the leaves up and the opposite side of the leaves down
  • Adhere the large leaves around the flower by applying adhesive to the bottom tips of the leaves and sliding under the bottom layer of large flower petals; two on the right side of the flower and one on the lower left side of the flower
  • Ink the solid stem image, stamp off, and stamp on cardstock
  • Ink the line stem image and stamp directly over the solid stem image
  • Use Paper Snips to cut out stem
  • Adhere stem below flower using Fine Tip Glue Pen, sliding the tip of the stem under the bottom row of large flower petals
  • Ink the small leaf solid image, stamp off, and stamp on cardstock
  • Ink the small leaf outline image and stamp directly over the small leaf solid image
  • Punch out the leaves using the small leaf shape on the Blossom Builder punch
  • Using Bone Folder, roll the sides of the leaves down and the bottom point of the leaf up
  • Adhere small leaves to stem using Mini Glue Dots

The "you matter" and "to me" greetings, from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, were stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The greeting was punched out using the 1" circle punch and matted with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the smallest scallop circle from the Layering Circles Framelits.  A silver heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes was placed to the right of "me".  The greeting was adhered near the lower right corner of the background piece using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right edge of the matted greeting 1/8" from the right edge of the Watercolor Paper and the bottom edge of the matted greeting level with the bottom edge of the row of stamped medallions.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The 6-flower image from the Background Bits Host stamp set was inked with Powder Pink, stamped off and stamped twice near the upper center of the liner.  The "Grateful for a friend like you" sentiment, from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Sweet Sugarplum ink.

A strip of Whisper White cardstock was stamped to resemble the background piece on the card front:

  • The Brushstrokes background stamp was inked with Powder Pink ink, stamped off, and stamped on the cardstock
  • The row of medallions (Background Bits) was stamped across the bottom of the cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink with the bottom of the image 1/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock
  • The 6-flower image (Background Bits) was inked with Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamped off, and randomly stamped across the cardstock; re-inking and stamping off for each stamping
  • The rows of script image (Background Bits) was inked with Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamped off, and stamped at the left side of the cardstock with 3/4 of the image off the paper
  • The rows of script image was inked again, stamped off, and stamped at the right side of the cardstock with 1/2 of the image off the paper

A piece of Silver Foil Sheets was punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch and adhered along the top of the cardstock, trimming the left and right sides of the punched border flush with the cardstock.  A narrow strip of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock was adhered over the top of the punched border, trimming the left and right sides of the punched border flush with the cardstock.  The cardstock strip was adhered to the liner, aligning the bottom, left, and right edges of the cardstock with the bottom, left, and right edges of the liner.

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The row of medallions (Background Bits) was stamped vertically along the left front of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The 6-flower image was stamped over the row of medallions using Powder Pink ink.

If you've made it this far I congratulate you!  I don't know about you, but I'm tired!  And I was tired when I finished making this card, but at the same time, I felt energized with the beautiful results.  I know that when I gift this card the message conveyed by the card will have a significant impact on the recipient of the card.  And that makes the effort worthwhile.

Card Measurements -- 

Powder Pink:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Sweet Sugarplum:  3-1/4" x 4-1/4", 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 1/4" x 4"; Whisper White:  1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 1-1/2" x 8-1/2" (lg petals), 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" (sm petals & centers), 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" (leaves), 3/4" x 3" (stem), 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/4" x 4"; Watercolor Paper:  3" x 4"; Silver Foil Sheets:  2 @ 1" x 5"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Bunch of Blossoms, Brushstrokes, Background Bits (Host); Inks:  Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets, Watercolor Paper; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Metallic Foil Doilies; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1" circle punch, Blossom Builder punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


This Little Piggy -- Party Time Gift Bag

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Today's post provides the how-to's for making one of the projects created for last weekend's Inky Friends Blog Hop featuring the 2017-2019 In Colors.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.  The color I chose to highlight was Powder Pink.  

This project is all about the Powder Pink from the focal point piggies to the gift bag base.  I just love how this turned out AND it was so quick and easy to make!  Couldn't you just see these on tables as a party favor?

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This project begins with a sheet of Powder Pink cardstock cut to 7-1/2" x 11".  The solid circles image from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set was randomly stamped all over the cardstock using Powder Pink ink, re-inking the image before every stamping.  [Tip:  When using photopolymer stamps it's best to use a Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath the cardstock to achieve the best stamping results.]  The the cardstock was scored and punched (including the reverse punch for the ribbon handles) to create a Medium sized gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch board.  Using Tear & Tape, assemble the gift bag.  Thread Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon through the holes punched along the top edge of the bag and knot the ends together inside the bag.  Then adjust the ribbon to make the handles hang evenly on the front and back of the bag.

The focal point on the front of the bag begins with a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Spritz a fine mist of water over the front of the Watercolor Paper (lightly blot off any water puddles with a paper towel).  Using the brush tip of the Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker, apply ink to one side of the Window Sheet cut slightly smaller than the Watercolor Paper and press the Window Sheet to the center of the Watercolor Paper.  Use a very slightly wet Aquapainter to move the color around a bit, if required.  If the color is too light for your taste, repeat the process with the Window Sheet.  Set the Watercolor Paper aside to dry completely (or use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process).

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the "Party Time" greeting, from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set, at the center of a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, cut banner tails to the right and left of the greeting.  Adhere the banner near the bottom of the Watercolor Paper with the bottom of the banner 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Watercolor Paper.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the pig standing on four legs and the pig standing on one leg (both piggies are from the This Little Piggy stamp set) on Powder Pink cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the pigs.  Adhere the pig standing on four legs directly above the banner to look like he's standing on top of the banner.  Adhere the pig standing on one leg above the pig standing on four legs so that the standing leg of the upper pig rests just behind the facing ear of the lower pig. 

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the "Hooray" balloon image, from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set, on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and punch out with the small balloon from the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Apply a Mini Glue Dot behind the bottom of the balloon and press a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine onto the glue dot with 1/2" of the Baker's Twine extending above the glue dot and the rest hanging below the balloon.  Press a Stampin' Dimensional on top of the Baker's Twine and the cardstock at the back of the balloon.  Adhere the balloon at the upper right corner of the Watercolor Paper.  Apply a rolled up Mini Glue Dot behind the "arm" extending out from the dancing pig and wrap the Baker's Twine around the "arm" with the end of the twine dangling below the "arm".  Use Paper Snips to trim the twine.

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Looking at this project just makes me smile.  Which is the only reason I purchased this stamp set.  I'm not really a pig person, but there's just something about the expressions on the faces of these pigs that makes me happy.

Project measurements -- 

Powder Pink:  7-1/2" x 11", 2 @ 2" x 2-1/2"; Lemon Lime Twist:  7/8" x 3", 2" x 3"; Watercolor Paper:  2-1/4" x 5-1/4"; Window Sheets:  2" x 5"; Whisper White Baker's Twine:  4"; Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon:  24"

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  This Little Piggy, Happy Birthday, Gorgeous, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Powder Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Write Markers:   2017-2019 In Color (Tranquil Tide); Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Watercolor Paper, Window Sheets; Embellishments:  Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Balloon Bouquet punch, Gift Bag Punch Board


Inky Friends New In Color Blog Hop -- Powder Pink

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to introduce you to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Colors.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Shelley's blog where she featured projects using the Lemon Lime Twist In Color.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just had saw some great projects made by Staci using the Tranquil Tide In Color.  It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post.  I hope you enjoy your travels!

I am really enjoying the 2017-2019 In Colors--they are bright, vibrant, and work well together in multiple combinations.  The one color that you may not think of as a bright color is Powder Pink.  However, when you see the samples below, I think you'll find that this color can certainly stand on it's own as a focal point or as an accent color.

I have three projects to share with you featuring the Powder Pink In Color.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Bunch of Blossoms, Brushstrokes, Background Bits (Host); Inks:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Metallic Foil Doilies; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blossom Builder punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, 1" circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits

ThisLittlePiggy_PartyTimeGiftBag

Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  This Little Piggy, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Powder Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black, 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Watercolor Paper, Window Sheets; Embellishments:  Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Balloon Bouquet punch, Gift Bag Punch Board

SoManyShells_BelieveThereIsGood

Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Magical Mermaid, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pen, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder

I'll be back soon with the details for making these projects, so please return for another visit.  

To visit the next stop on the hop, click the NEXT button to visit with Staci and projects made with the Tranquil Tide In Color or the PREVIOUS button to visit with Shelley for projects made using the Lemon Lime Twist In Color.

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Fabulous Flamingo -- Thanks

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating a tropical scene to showcase the beautiful flamingo from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  This project was created for the Inky Friends Blog Hop showcasing items from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  To see a line up of the very talented Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

Creating scenery for a focal point image is not as difficult as it may look.  However, it does take a few steps if you want to create the illusion of depth for the scenery.  Therefore, this post is a bit lengthy, but once you've read through it, you'll understand how the background scene for this vibrant flamingo was developed.

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This card begins with a card base of Crumb Cake cardstock.  The large splotch image from the Touches of Texture stamp set was used to create a "sandy" look on the card base by randomly stamping the splotch around the edges of the card front using Sahara Sand ink.

The scenery begins with the water.  Place two drops of Soft Sky re-inker in a puddle on a styrofoam plate.  Using the large brush Aquapainter (Note:  There's no water in the barrel of my Aquapainter--just a small bowl of water off to the side of my work area along with a paper towel) dip the brush tip in the water and stir into the re-inker puddle to dilute the re-inker.  Clean the brush in the water and blot on the paper towel until the brush tip is only slightly wet.  Then put the brush tip back into the re-inker/water puddle and quickly swish the re-inker/water across the bottom third of the Whisper White panel (3-1/2" x 4-3/4") using the side of the brush tip.  [Important Tip:  Do not go over this area multiple times as the cardstock will pill up or disintegrate.  Use a light hand and a quick side-to-side movement with the side of the brush tip.]  Once the cardstock dries, stamp the water image from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set two times over the water area using Marina Mist ink.

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Using Pear Pizzazz ink, stamp the palm frond image (Fabulous Flamingo stamp set) three times in the upper left and upper right corners of the Whisper White panel; re-inking the stamp for each stamped image.  Using Pear Pizzazz ink, stamp the sea grass image (Fabulous Flamingo stamp set) two times along the left side of the panel going from the left edge even with the top edge of the water and into the water at a slight downward angle.  Stamp the sea grass image (still using Pear Pizzazz ink) two times along the right side of the panel about 1/2 way down from the top of the water going from the right edge of the panel and then immediately to the left of the first stamping (overlapping a little).  (The image below shows the Whisper White panel matted with a panel of Soft Sky cardstock.  It's better if you don't mat the Whisper White cardstock until you complete the panel.  My bad...)

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Using the splotch image from the Touches of Texture stamp set, randomly stamp the splotch over a 2" x 3-1/2" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  Tear the cardstock across the horizontal to create the sandy shore.  The first tear begins nearly at the top left edge of the cardstock and slopes down nearly to the bottom right edge.  Place the torn piece over the bottom edge of the Whisper White panel to ensure that the left side is high enough to cover the bottom edge of the sea grass and slopes down toward the right so that it goes under the bottom edge of the sea grass on the right side of the panel.  Tear a little off here and there until you get the sandy shore the right heights.  Adhere the torn cardstock along the bottom edge of the Whisper White panel, aligning the right and left edges of the torn cardstock with the right and left edges of the panel.  Use the remaining torn piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to create another layer of sandy shore.  This time the right edge is just above the bottom edge of the sea grass and slopes down toward the left side of the panel.  Adhere the second piece of torn cardstock over the top of the first piece of torn cardstock aligning with the bottom, right, and left edges of the panel.  

The sea grass image was inked with Old Olive and stamped over the Pear Pizzazz sea grass.  Since this image is stamped on top of the torn Crumb Cake cardstock AND the Whisper White panel, it is important to press down hard on the image so that there is no ink gap between the two layers of cardstock.  [Tip:  It is always a good practice to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat with photopolymer stamps to ensure that the stamped images are crisp and clear.]

Mat the Whisper White panel with a slightly larger panel of Soft Sky cardstock.  Adhere the panels at the center of the card front.

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The flamingo image in the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set is actually a three-step stamp image.  For this card, I stamped the image with the lower body and legs first on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Flirty Flamingo ink (what else would you use??).  Second, I stamped the solid flamingo upper body image over the upper flamingo body using Blushing Bride ink.  Third, I stamped the outline of the upper body and the outline of the legs over the upper body and the legs using Calypso Coral ink.  The flamingo was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered along the left side of the Whisper White panel with the feet on the sandy shore using teeny, teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

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The card front was finished with the "Thanks" greeting stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink.  Banner tails were cut into the cardstock to the left of the stamped image.  The greeting was matted with a slightly larger piece of Marina Mist cardstock with the right edges of the two pieces flush.  A piece of Flirty Flamingo 3/8" Striped Grosgrain ribbon was adhered behind the banner.  Banner tails were cut for the left side of the ribbon and the right side of the ribbon was folded under and adhered behind the banner.  The completed greeting banner was adhered to the Whisper White panel using Mini Glue Dots with the right cardstock edges of the banner flush with the right edge of the Whisper White panel and the bottom edge of the banner 2" above the bottom edge of the Whisper White panel.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The sea grass image was stamped along the bottom edge of the liner using Pear Pizzazz ink, re-inking for each stamping of the image.  Then it was stamped again along the bottom edge of the liner using Old Olive ink, tilting the image to the right and left to make the grass more "bushy"--again, re-inking for each stamping of the image.  The palm fronds were stamped three times the top right and left corners of the liner using Pear Pizzazz ink, re-inking for each stamping of the image.  The "That Was Awesome" sentiment was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Calypso Coral ink.

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The sea grass image was stamped twice along the bottom left front edge of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Pear Pizzazz ink, re-inking for each stamping of the image.  Then it was stamped twice again along the bottom edge of the envelope using Old Olive ink, tilting the image to the right and left to make the grass more "bushy"--again, re-inking for each stamping of the image.  The "Thanks" greeting was stamped just above the sea grass using Calypso Coral ink. 

While this card has a few steps, it was actually pretty quick to make.  In fact, I made 20 of them.  The majority of the cards went to my Stamp Club members to thank them for being a part of the Stamp Club and to invite them to rejoin when we reconvene in August.  I kept one for the blog hop sample, and the last card was given to the instructor of my very first quilting class.  I have always been fascinated by quilting and wanted to learn the process--so I signed up for a beginning quilting class where I learned to make a table runner featuring 4 pieced squares.  If you look closely at the aqua colored fabric, you'll see why I used the flamingo card.

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Card measurements -- 

Crumb Cake:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 2" x 3-1/2"; Soft Sky:  3-3/4" x 5"; Whisper White:  3-1/2" x 4-3/4", 1/2" x 1-5/8", 3" x 4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Marina Mist:  5/8" x 1-3/4"; Flirty Flamingo 3/8" Striped Grosgrain ribbon:  3"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo, Touches of Texture; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky (re-inker); Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Flirty Flamingo 3/8" Striped Grosgrain ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Aquapainter; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Fabulous Flamingo -- Congratulations

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It's been a busy weekend--but fun.  I hope your weekend was fun for you; whether it involved catching up at home, running errands, or hanging out with friends and/or family I hope you found time to make some fun in every situation.

Today's post is a quick and easy card featuring the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  This project was created for the Inky Friends Blog Hop showcasing items from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  To see a line up of the very talented Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

As I mentioned in the blog hop, I have a serious love affair with flamingos.  Especially tacky pink flamingos.  I don't think a flamingo can get any more pink than this one!

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This card begins with a card base of Berry Burst cardstock.  A panel of Berry Burst foil polka dot patterned paper from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, cut slightly smaller than card front, was adhered at the center of the card front.  A piece of ombre pink paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (the one with no lines between the color gradations) was cut into two pieces with the color gradations vertical (the two pieces are 2-3/4" x 6" and the 3-1/4" x 6").  One inch (1") was cut off the top (lightest part) of the 2-3/4" x 6" piece and set aside.  The outline flamingo images were stamped on the remainder of the piece (now 2-3/4" x 5") using Berry Burst ink [Tip:  The Stampin' Pierce Mat is your best friend when using photopolymer stamps to obtain the best stamped images].

Linen Thread was wrapped around the bottom edge of the stamped paper and tied into a knot on the front left.  The paper was adhered to the Foil Frenzy panel with the top, left, and bottom edges of the stamped paper 1/8" from the top, left, and bottom edges of the Foil Frenzy panel.  A 3 mm Rhinestone Basic Jewels was placed over the stamped eye of the flamingo.

The 1" x 2-3/4"  piece of Color Theory paper that was set aside was trimmed to 3/4" x 2-1/2".  The "Congratulations" greeting was stamped at the center of the paper using Berry Burst ink.  The paper strip was adhered to the card front with the right edge of the paper flush with the right edge of the card base and the bottom edge of the paper 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Foil Frenzy panel.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A narrow strip of Berry Burst cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Berry Burst polka dot Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.

The 3-1/4" x 6" piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper left over from the card front was cut down to 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" (removing the lightest and darkest color gradations).  The outline flamingo images were stamped onto the paper using Berry Burst ink and the flamingo cut out with Paper Snips.  The flamingo was adhered along the left side of the liner using teeny, teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The "tickled pink for you!" sentiment was stamped to the right of the flamingo using Berry Burst ink.

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Another piece of pink ombre paper (with no lines between color gradations) from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack was cut in half--this time the cut was made along the horizontal (with the lightest to one side of the cutting line and the darkest to the other side of the cutting line.  The piece with the lightest colors was cut down again to 2-1/4" x 6" (removing the lightest pink area).  The paper was adhered to the back flap of a Medium Whisper White Envelope and the excess paper trimmed away with Paper Snips using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

Placing a piece of copy paper between the closed envelope flap and the body of the envelope, stamp the flamingo body along the left side of the envelope flap using Berry Burst ink.  Stamp the "Congratulations" greeting to the right of the flamingo using Berry Burst ink.

I'll be back soon with another card made using the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  I hope you'll stop back by to visit!

Card measurements -- 

Berry Burst:  4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3/8" x 4"; Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4"; Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack:  3/4" x 2-1/2", 2-3/4" x 5", 2-1/2" x 3-3/4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Linen Thread:  26"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo; Inks:  Berry Burst; Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty, Color Theory Stack; Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (3 mm); Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope