Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Sale-a-Bration is over, but it’s April and so we have an early release of the Ornate Garden Suite from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! I have uses some of the dies from the Ornate Layers Dies along with the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow photopolymer stamp bundle to create today’s card.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:

Stamp the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. Color the flowers with the Real Red, Light Old Olive, Light Soft Suede and Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends. Cut the flowers out with the coordinating die from the Budding Blooms Dies and brush the flower petals with clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Old Olive and cut it out with the die from the Ornate Layers Dies. This sentiment fits perfectly in the new die! Cut the lacy background die from Whisper White and adhered it to the label with liquid glue. Stamp two berry sprigs in Memento Tuxedo Black and color them with Light Old Olive and Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends. Cut them out with the coordinating die.

Emboss the Soft Suede panel with the Corrugated embossing folder. This embossing folder will shrink the paper, so the cut is about 1/4″ longer than needed. After embossing, measure and trim to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhere it to a Soft Suede card base with liquid glue. Adhere the berry sprigs with liquid glue and the label and flowers with dimensionals. Finish the card front with a Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow and three red rhinestone jewels.

Stamp the flowers along the side of a Whisper White panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color it to match the front. Adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and then to the inside of the card with liquid glue. Here is another picture of the front where you can see a bit of the Wink of Stella sparkle.

The flowers and dies in the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow bundle are some of my favorites in this year’s annual catalog, so I’m really glad to be able to pair it with the new Ornate Layers Dies.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/4″ x 5″ (label), 4″ x 5-1/5″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 5-1/4″ (label frame), 2″ x 5″ (flower die cuts), 1″ x 3″ (berry accent die cuts), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)

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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. This is such a pretty card. The corrugated EF goes so well with the Ornate die. Your coloring is perfect.

  2. This is stunning Akiko 🙂 Love the new Ornate Layers Dies with the Bloom and Grow set, perfect together, and your bow finishes it off perfectly

  3. Oh – this is wonderful, Akiko! Love that corrugated background – it’s rustic and super cool with the more frilly accents of your floral sentiment. PERFECT!!

  4. Beautiful card Akiko. Your coloring is amazing and the design is outstanding. This is one of my favorite stamp sets

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