Stampin’ Up! So Much Love Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s card is made with the new Stampin’ Up! So Much Love cling stamp set. This is a sweet set with two different floral arrangements that are perfect for coloring and three sentiments in a lovely font.

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

I started by stamping the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on three different small panels of Whisper White card stock. I wanted to make sure that each panel displayed a nice image since I was going to cut them out with a die, so I stamped different parts of the flower on each panel. I colored each panel with Stampin’ Blends – Flirty Flamingo for the flower, Granny Apple Green for the leaves and Pool Party for the background. I dotted the flower centers with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend.

I cut the flowers out with the small Stitched Rectangle Die and mounted them on Pool Party mats. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Pool Party. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the small long Stitched Rectangle Die. I embossed a Flirty Flamingo panel with the Scripty 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Whisper White panel.

I adhered a panel of the Artistry Blooms designer series paper to a Whisper White mat. I adhered the layered embossed Flirty Flamingo panel to the DSP panel with multipurpose liquid glue and popped them on the front of a Granny Apple Green card base. I adhered the layered floral panels on the card front with dimensionals and then adhered the label with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with three Elegant Faceted Gems.

I stamped the large flower in Flirty Flamingo ink, after stamping off three times, in the center of a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of Artistry Blooms DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Floral line stamps like the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set are probably my favorite stamp styles. I find it so relaxing to color them and they are so versatile. Plus they always make for a pretty, feminine card that will bring a smile to anyone receiving it.

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:


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June 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 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 visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Granny Apple Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pool Party – (3) 1-3/8″ x 1-7/8″ (floral mats), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 2-1/8″ x 5″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background mat), 2-1/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel mat), (3) 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut floral panels)
  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 4-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley Cards

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a pair of sweet cards designed for our Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting last month using the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley is the latest in the series and it includes stamps, dies, designer series paper, embellishments and die cut and laser cut accent sheets. Stampin’ Up! provides the list of coordinating colors so you can use the cardstock and ink that is already in your stash to express your creativity with all the coordinating items.

Adhere the Whisper White panel to the Old Olive panel and pop it on a Terracotta Tile card base with dimensionals. Color the leaves in the Terracotta Tile DSP with Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and the flower centers with Dark Daffodil Delight. Adhere it to the Old Olive mat and then to the card front with liquid glue. Stamp the flower cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley stamp set twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Color the leaves with Light Old Olive and the flower centers with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends.

Stamp the sentiment on one of the fancy laser cut labels in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Cut out 3 sets of leaf clusters from Old Olive card stock. Arrange the die cut flowers and leaves and adhere them with liquid glue. Adhere the label with dimensionals and finish the front with clear rhinestone gems.

Stamp the berry cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley in Highland Heather ink on the top of a Highland Heather card base. Adhere the tile patterned DSP from Botanical Prints DSP to the Old Olive mat and then to the Highland Heather card base with liquid glue. Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Stamp the berries on a Whisper White panel and color them with Highland Heather, Light So Saffron and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Cut them out with the coordinating die and pop them on the oval with dimensionals. Pop the oval on the card base with dimensionals and accent with three rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the Terracotta Tile card, stamp the floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley in two corners of a Whisper White panel in Terracotta Tile ink and adhere it to the inside of the card. Stamp the floral image on the corner of a Whisper White Medium envelope to match.

For the inside of the Highland Heather card, stamp the berries from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley on the lower corner of a Whisper White panel. Adhere it to an Old Olive mat and then to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

The lifelike images of the flowers and fruits in the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley are reminiscent of antique botanical prints and make elegant and pretty cards with an updated and modern feel.


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June 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 send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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 day!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

Terracotta Tile Card:

  • Terracotta Tile – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (card front), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Botanical Prints DSP – 2″ x 5-1/8″ (front)

Highland Heather Card:

  • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Old Olive – 2-1/16″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut oval), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (berries die cut)
  • Botanical Prints DSP – 2″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Springtime Lovely as a Tree

For today’s card I used a longtime Stampin’ Up! favorite that is retiring, Lovely as a Tree. In the current annual catalog they show a technique where you color embossing paste with a re-inker and dab it for a textured look. I was inspired by the new Spring growth on the trees nearby and decided to try it using light green ink.

The only light green re-inker I have is the retired Stampin’ Up! color Pistachio Pudding, so I decided to use that since I also have an ink pad in the same color. I wanted to use a light green to represent new leaves in Spring. So I put some embossing paste in a little cup with some drops of re-inker and mixed it up. I stamped the tree line in Soft Suede on a panel of Whisper White and sponged the ground in Pistachio Pudding and the sky in Soft Sky (another retired color). Then I dabbed the tinted embossing paste on the tree branches.

I also used another oldie but goodie for the background paper – Everyday Enchantment designer series paper.  The blue swallows on the paper really go well with the Spring theme of the card.  I cut mats out of Old Olive cardstock (luckily still available) for the background and picture panel. I mounted the background panel and mat on a Pear Pizzaz card base. I cut a little banner and stamped the sentiment with versamark ink, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set.

The new Old Olive linen thread was wrapped twice around the picture panel and tied in a bow before popping it on the background with dimensionals. Notice how I flush mounted it on the left side?

The inside of the card is trimmed in more of the Everyday Enchantment dsp and matted again with Old Olive.

It’s sad to say good bye to iconic favorites such as Lovely as a Tree, and it was fun to team it up with other retired oldies but goodies from my stash. The tinted embossing paste was a great new technique to add texture and color to the trees and was pretty easy.

There are still fabulous tree stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! will carry over into the new catalog such as Winter Woods and Rooted in Nature. I think the tinted embossing paste technique will work well on these sets, too.

Thanks for visiting and helping me bid farewell to Lovely as a Tree!


April 16 – 30 Host Code: X2NF4DNX

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Buyer Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent buyer online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: