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

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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"

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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 A Fond Farewell Blog Hop -- So Many Shells

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Welcome to the Inky Friends A Fond Farewell Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to share projects featuring a stamp set in our stash that will be retiring on May 31st.  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 Sara's blog where she featured projects using the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Tanya using the Little One stamp set.  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!

The So Many Shells stamp set has some truly lovely words and phrases for meaningful messages, so I thought that I would make some note cards using the stamp set, some odds and ends of embellishments on my work table, and some paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.    

My first card layers the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon over a strip of Burlap ribbon to "ground" the shells.  The Crumb Cake cardstock behind the shells was randomly stamped with the splotch from the Timeless Textures stamp set.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Timeless Textures; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Bundle of Love Specialty; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon, Gold Metallic Edge ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Ovals Framelits; Other:  Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes

My second card uses the greeting to "ground" the shells to the card front.  The greeting was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock randomly stamped with the splotch from the Timeless Textures stamp set.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Timeless Textures; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Bundle of Love Specialty; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Other:  Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes

My final card uses two strips of Burlap ribbon and some Gold Mini Sequin Trim to frame the greeting and to "ground" the shells.  The splotch from Timeless Textures was randomly stamped on the Crumb Cake cardstock prior to stamping the greeting.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Timeless Textures; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Bundle of Love Specialty; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Other:  Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes

I'll be back soon with the how-to's for stamping the shells, the insides of the cards, and the envelopes.

Now it's time to continue the hop!  To see Tanya's creations with the Little One stamp set, click on the NEXT button.  To see Sara's creations with the Garden in Bloom stamp set, click the PREVIOUS button.

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Stamp Review Crew -- Pop of Paradise

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Pop of Paradise stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Adriana's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Nikki's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

People who know me know that I am pretty silly about flamingos.  Especially kitschy flamingos.  You'll find them in my dining room, my craft room, in my yard, floating in my pool, and even on my clothes.  I have flamingo drink cups that I take with me everywhere I go.  In fact, I met up with my brother and sister-in-law for dinner last night and they gave me the cutest flamingo umbrella.

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So it's no surprise that if there's a stamp set with a flamingo, I'm all over it.  

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This card begins with a card base of Wild Wasabi cardstock.  A panel of Soft Sky cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the wavy lines going vertical.  A strip of Crumb Cake cardstock was randomly stamped with the splotches image from the Touches of Texture stamp set using Crumb Cake ink and adhered along the bottom of the Soft Sky embossed panel with the left, bottom, and right edges of the Crumb Cake cardstock flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the Soft Sky panel.  [Tip:  When adhering elements to uneven surfaces (like the embossed panel), use Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.]

The flamingo image, from the Pop of Paradise stamp set, was inked with Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then the brush tip of the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker was applied to the tip of the beak of the flamingo.  The flamingo was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  This process was used to create two more flamingos.  The flamingos were adhered to the embossed Soft Sky panel so that they look like they are walking in a group near the center of the panel (their feet are just above the top edge of the Crumb Cake strip).  Note that I did not place adhesive behind their necks or heads to give them more of a dimensional feel.

The palm frond image was stamped three times on Whisper White cardstock using Wild Wasabi ink and two times on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The palm fronds were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered along the top edge of the Crumb Cake cardstock with the palm fronds leaning a bit as if the flamingos are brushing against them as they walk by.  Note that I did not place adhesive near the top third of the palm fronds to give them more of a grassy feel.  

A piece of Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain ribbon was adhered over the bottom edge of the palm fronds with the ends of the ribbon adhered at the back of the Soft Sky panel.  A length of Linen Thread was wrapped four times around the panels and ribbon and tied into a bow near the right side.  The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

The "Hello" image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and punched out with the 1-1/4" circle punch.  The "Hello" was matted with a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock punched with the 1-1/2" circle punch.  The greeting was adhered near the upper right corner of the embossed Soft Sky panel.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The flamingo, with its black beak tip, was stamped at the lower right corner of the liner.  The elephant ear leaf image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock two times using Lemon Lime Twist ink and one time using Wild Wasabi ink.  The leaves were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered at the feet of the flamingo.

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The flamingo, with its black beak tip, was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  

For those folks who are NOT fans of fussy cutting, you may be off-put a bit by this card.  For me, fussy cutting is relaxing but I realize that this may not be the case for everyone.  One of the most frequent complaints I have from my Stamp Club members is that their wrists and/or hands get cramped when they fussy cut.  If that's the case, then you may want to consider changing the way you fussy cut:

  • Use a sharp pair of micro-tip scissors (Paper Snips)
  • Hold the paper loosely between your thumb and forefinger
  • Move the paper, rather than the scissors

The Pop of Paradise stamp set is retiring as of May 31st.  I'll be sad to see it disappear from the catalog, but you can bet that it will not be disappearing from my stamping stash.  I love the "look" on the face of this flamingo.  It seems as if he's just too cool to do anything but strut on by. 

Retiring Items:  Pop of Paradise stamp set, Wild Wasabi Classic Ink, Wild Wasabi cardstock, Soft Sky cardstock, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain ribbon

Card Measurements -- 

Wild Wasabi:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 2" x 3"; Crumb Cake:  1-3/4" x 4"; Soft Sky:  4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  4 @ 2" x 3", 5 @ 1-1/2" x 3", 3 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Linen Thread:  42"; Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain ribbon:  5-1/2"

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Pop of Paradise stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Adriana Benitez 
  2. Mickey Roberts 
  3. Nikki Spencer   
  4. Dawn Tidd  
  5. Tanya Boser   
  6. Holly Krautkremer 

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Pop of Paradise, Touches of Texture; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wasabi; Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Black; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi; Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-1/2" circle punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop -- Truly Tailored

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Bonus Blog Hop featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!  Since there are 5 Mondays in the month of April, the Crew is conducting a Bonus Hop.  

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Lou's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Nikki's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have two projects to share with you.

Projects with a masculine theme have always been a bit of a challenge for me.  So when I spotted the True Gentleman Suite of products in the Occasions Catalog, I was very interested.  I love the clean images in the stamp set, the very versatile punch, and the wonderful, rich colors and patterns in the Designer Series Paper.  

My first project uses the fun Mini Pizza Box.  These boxes are just so darn cute!  I think this box is just the right size for packaging one of those "really special gifts that come in small boxes."

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored; Inks:  Chocolate Chip; Stampin' Write Markers:  2017-2019 In Color (Tranquil Tide), Neutrals (Chocolate Chip), Regals (Night of Navy); Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  True Gentleman; Embellishments:  Gold Metallic Thread, Metallic Enamel Shapes; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Tailored Tag punch; Other:  Mini Pizza Boxes

My second project combines the Truly Tailored and Guy Greetings stamp sets.  The vertical row of "DAD" along the right side of the card front is courtesy of the Stamparatus.  Love, love, LOVE!!

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored, Guy Greetings; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  True Gentleman; Embellishments:  Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Tailored Tag punch, Stamparatus

Quite a few of the items used for these two projects utilized products on the Retiring Lists:  Truly Tailored and Guy Greetings stamp sets, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Classic ink and cardstock, Metallic Enamel Shapes, and Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon.  If any of these items are on your Wish List, now is the time to order those items to ensure that you'll be able to add them to your stash of crafting goodies.

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelope for the card.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Truly Tailored stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Dawn Tidd 
  2. Holly Krautkremer 
  3. Kelly Kent   
  4. Lou Kitzelman   
  5. Mickey Roberts
  6. Nikki Spencer   
  7. Stesha Bloodhart   
  8. Tanya Boser   
  9. Ann Schach   
  10. Jay Soriano   
  11. Bronwyn Eastley 
  12. Charlet Mallett   
  13. Yapha Mason   
  14. Mike Funke  

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Inky Friends Design Challenge #5 -- Sharing Sweet Thoughts

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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