Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom photopolymer stamp set to make a birthday card to share today.
We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:
I embossed a Highland Heather card stock panel with the Ornate Floral embossing folder and adhered it to a Whisper White mat with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Highland Heather card base with dimensionals.
I stamped large floral stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp using Highland Heather ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the dotted flower centers with Daffodil Delight ink and a few leaves in Garden Green ink. I added a couple of drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint to a Stampin’ Spritzer and added water. I shook it up and sprayed the stamped image and let it dry a bit. After it dried, I slid it in between a folded sheet of printer paper and carefully pressed it with a dry iron and then laid it under a pile of books for a couple of hours. This was to flatten the image – I’m not sure if there’s a better way to do this, but it worked ok for me. The Frost White Shimmer Paint spray gave the image a really nice shimmer that I wish you could see better. I used the third largest die from the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut the image out, and adhered it to a Garden Green mat.
I adhered the layered art piece to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Highland Heather ink on a strip of Whisper White. I adhered it to a Garden Green mat and then to the card front. I finished off the card with three frosted Elegant Faceted Gems and a bow made with the gorgeous new Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon (available August 4).
For the inside of the card, I stamped the large floral image from the Stamen’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Highland Heather ink (after stamping off) in the corner of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the centers in Daffodil Delight after stamping off and the leaves in Garden Green after stamping off twice. I embossed a strip of Highland Heather using the Ornate Floral embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom with Stampin’ Seal, and adhered the panel to a Garden Green mat. I adhered it to the inside of the card.
The shimmery floral image with the gems and ribbon make a nice contrast with the matte look of the embossed background and really makes the card special!
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:
- Highland Heather – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed panel), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside embossed strip)
- Garden Green – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (art panel mat), 3/8″ x 3-5/8″ (label mat)
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (art panel), 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)