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Inky Friends Design Challenge #14 -- Bloom By Bloom

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Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #14.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time around we are working with a design sketch from the 2019 Occasions Catalog on page 3.  


One of the neat perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that you can attend demonstrator-only events hosted by Stampin' Up!  The most recent event was held in the first part of November, called On Stage Live in Orlando, Florida to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 30th year.  At the event, we were introduced to the 2019 Occasions Catalog and were able to get our hands on some of the new product.  One of the make and takes featured the Bloom By Bloom stamp set.  I have to say that when I saw it in the catalog, I wasn't all that interested because I have so many floral stamp sets already and had earmarked two floral stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog.  Well, that plan went out the window and I ended up ordering the Bloom By Bloom stamp set, too.  I think it's the perfect stamp set for this sketch challenge.


This card begins with a Balmy Blue card base with the multi-petal round flower image randomly stamped over the card front using Balmy Blue ink.  [Tip:  The Bloom By Bloom and Amazing Life stamp sets used for this card are both Photopolymer stamp sets.  For best stamping results, place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock.]  A panel of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the "So happy to have you in my life" greeting from the Amazing Life stamp set (one of the stamp sets we received at On Stage) using Night of Navy ink.  The "happy" was colored with the Light Night of Navy Stampin' Blends marker.  The tiny 6-petal round flower, 7-petal spiked flower, and three dots images were randomly stamped around the sentiment using So Saffron, Petal Pink, and Highland Heather inks, respectively.  The multi-petal round flower image was stamped across the top edge of the panel using Highland Heather, Petal Pink, and So Saffron inks (from left to right).  A piece of Balmy Blue ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (A FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  Unfortunately, as of the date of this blog post the item is temporarily unavailable due to the large demand.  Look for this item to become available again in early March.) was wrapped around the the panel and knotted slightly above and to the left of the "So" in the stamped sentiment.  A banner tail was cut at the bottom edge of the panel using Paper Snips.  The panel was adhered to the card front with the top edge of the panel 1/2" below the top edge of the card front and the right edge of the panel 7/16" from the right edge of the card front.

The multi-petal round flower was stamped on scraps of Whisper White cardstock:  3 times using Highland Heather ink, 3 times using So Saffron ink, and two times using Petal Pink ink.  The small leaf image was stamped on scraps of Whisper White cardstock 3 times using Pear Pizzazz ink.  All of these images were cut out with Paper Snips.  [Tip:  When fussy cutting, its always best to use a very sharp pair of precision tip scissors.  The best technique is to hold the paper lightly but firmly between your fingertips and rotate the paper rather than the scissors.]  Place a single Stampin' Dimensional behind the center of 1 Highland Heather flower and 2 So Saffron flowers.  Place 2 Stampin' Dimensionals, stacked on top of one another, behind one Petal Pink flower and one Highland Heather flower.  Adhere 2 of the single Stampin' Dimensional flowers first with the Highland Heather flower over the previously stamped Highland Heather flower at the left edge and the So Saffron flower over the previously stamped So Saffron flower near the right edge.  Adhere the Petal Pink flower with 2 Stampin' Dimensionals over the previously stamped Petal Pink flower and the Highland Heather flower with 2 Stampin' Dimensionals at the top right corner of the banner panel.  The remaining So Saffron flower with 1 Stampin' Dimensional was tucked in between the Highland Heather flower at the left and the Petal Pink flower.  The 3 Pear Pizzazz leaves were tucked behind the flowers using Mini Glue Dots.  The petals of the top layer flowers were brushed with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.


The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The multi-petal round flower was stamped near the lower left corner using Balmy Blue ink.  Three leaves were stamped on the liner around the edges of the Balmy Blue flower using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The remaining Highland Heather, So Saffron, and Petal Pink fussy cut flowers were adhered over the stamped flower and leaves.  The petals of the fussy cut flowers were brushed with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.  The "You are amazing!" sentiment, from the Amazing Life stamp set, was stamped at the top center of the liner using Balmy Blue ink.


The multi-petal round flower was randomly stamped over the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  [Tip:  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping contained to the envelope flap.]  

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 -- 

Balmy Blue:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Whisper White:  3" x 4-1/2", scraps or 1-1/2" x 11"; Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration):  12"


Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Amazing Life, Bloom By Bloom; Inks:  Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush; Stampin' Blends:  Light Night of Navy; Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope



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Susan K

I love the card and all your descriptions and tips. Thank you for sharing!

Kris Kilkenny

This is so colorful and cute even on the inside and the envelope! It just shows how much love you put into it. What a great card to go with the sketch. Just beautiful!

Sharleen Luciano

I love your card :-) I hate fussy cutting. I see you did a ton of that :-) Lovely card.

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