Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions Sending Hugs Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card that I made yesterday afternoon during my Facebook Live Tutorial. It’s made with the versatile Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions photopolymer stamp set and it’s on the retiring list. It’s one of my favorites and on Friday I posted a card with the coordinating dies. Today’s card is all about stamping – specifically two step stamping where two coordinating stamps are used to create one image. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here.

I started by embossing a Balmy Blue card stock panel with the Coastal Weave embossing folder and adhering it to a Balmy Blue card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions photopolymer stamp set on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped each using the two step stamping method, by stamping off once with the fuller image to get a lighter color and stamping full strength with the corresponding highlight image. I used Lovely Lipstick for the large rose, Balmy Blue for the three medium flowers and Daffodil Delight for the cluster of small round flowers. I stamped the Leaves in Granny Apple Green and the sentiment in Shaded Spruce.

I added clear Wink of Stella to give the flowers some sparkle and adhered the stamped panel to a Lovely Lipstick mat. I tied a double strand of Linen thread around the panel and tied a bow and then adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I finished it off with three small epoxy drops.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the same flowers at the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set is one of my all time favorites for creating stamped flowers. There are a variety of flower shapes and sizes and the sentiments are wonderful! And it is on sale at 20% discount as one of the retiring products. Hurry over to my Online Store to check it out!


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store, I will not be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store. 

Here are some examples using the Share Sunshine Digital Stamps:

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Lovely Lipstick – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (flower panel mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (flower panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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