Stampin’ Up! Sending Sunshine for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the July Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Celebrate Summer and I made an ocean sunrise card to share. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And today’s card is also fits with the summer beach themes in Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge 343:

I embossed a panel of Bermuda Bay card stock with the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Bermuda Bay card base. I adhered a strip of Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the side. I wrapped a length of Bumblebee 2020-2021 In Color Twill ribbon around the card front and tied a knot on the left side.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Sending Sunshine photopolymer stamp set to create an ocean sunrise scene on a Whisper White panel. I started by stamping the deep water in Balmy Blue ink and stamped the shallow water over it in Balmy Blue ink after stamping off. I stamped the rising sun in Mango Melody ink and the rocky shore on the left side in Cinnamon Cider ink. I masked the sky and colored the sky with sponge daubers, starting with Calypso Coral on the horizon. Then I sponged some Mango Melody and Bumblebee to extend the light upward. I finished with Balmy Blue, making the sky darker as I went up. I finished the sky by stamping some whisky clouds in Gray Granite after stamping off twice.

I lightly sponged some sand in Crumb Cake and also stamped some sand. I stamped the foliage in Garden Green. I finished off the scene by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Sunshine stamp set in Mango Melody in the sky and adding touches of Wink of Stella on the sun and the deep water. It’s hard to see the sparkle, but it’s beautiful I person. I adhered the scene to a Cinnamon cider mat and then popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I finished it off with a Just Jade enamel dot.

I stamped and sponged a mini version of the beach scene on the bottom of a Whisper White panel using the same colors and techniques as on the card front. I adhered a strip of the Cinnamon Cider DSP to the left side. I stamped the sentiment in Mango Melody ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Are you planning to spend any time at the beach this summer? If so, I hope your time is perfect! 😊

Let’s get on with the hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Julie Johnston’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ (front mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (beach scene), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (front side strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sending Sunshine for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. Your card might be as close to a tropical escape as I get so I’ll enjoy your card over and over! Great card. TFS.

  2. Such a pretty card, Akiko! It makes me want to be at the beach. Your coloring is perfect!

  3. Such an inviting card Akiko 🙂 Makes me want to head right over to the beach. I love your design and the colors are perfect with this.

  4. This card is absolutely stunning, adorable, gorgeous, beautiful, fantastic, and truly amazing. I love, love, love, love this card! WOW! So AWESOME! 🌅

  5. What a beautiful sunset you’ve created! And oh to be there right now. Beautiful design and beautifully stamped images!!! Love the yellow ribbon over the bright blue cardstock, makes it pop so lovely! Thanks for playing along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

  6. Ummm, WOW!!!! The scenery, the texture, and patterned paper have been skillfully put together by you!!! The inside is also just as amazing as the outside! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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