Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have several birthdays coming up so I made a birthday card to share today and I had to use the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms bundle. You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
We have a sketch challenge for the hop this week, and here is the sketch we are using:
I embossed a Pool Party panel with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Pool Party card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from Whisper White card stock with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut a panel of the pool party cherry blossoms paper from the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and adhered it to the die cut with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel on the card front with dimensionals.
I stamped the cherry blossom branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I colored the flowers and buds with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and the leaves and stems with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I brushed the clear Wink of Stella on the flowers and buds to give it a little sparkle and added Champagne rhinestones to the flower centers. I adhered the branch to the middle panel with multipurpose liquid glue.
I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set on a strip of Petal Pink card stock using VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I layered it on strips of Parisian Blossoms DSP and adhered them all together with glue dots. I adhered the strips on the panel with more glue dots and finished it off with a pretty Petal Pink bow!
For the inside of the card, I stamped the cherry blossom branch in Petal Pink ink (after stamping off once) on a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the foil cherry blossom DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I also stamped the cherry blossom branch on a Whisper White envelope in Petal Pink ink so that it would match.
The Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms Dies make the most beautiful feminine birthday cards! I am so glad that they will be carrying over into the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.
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:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Eva Dobilas
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-5/8″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (cherry blossom branch die cut)
- Petal Pink – 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
- Parisian Blossoms DSP – 2-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ (blossom panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1/2″ x 3″ (foil flowers), 1/4″ x 4″ (foil words)