Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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:


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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!

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Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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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)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Thank You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp set that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial Saturday afternoon. I made a colorful modern style card with the fabulous floral stamp set and I used the fun Playing with Patterns designer series paper. 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 if you prefer.

My card sketch was inspired by this week’s sketch at Fab Friday, FabFri193

I started by stamping the large flower arrangement from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp set on a panel of Whisper White card stock using Calypso Coral ink. I stamped the flower centers in Night of Navy ink, the leaves in Calypso Coral and the small flowers in Crushed Curry. I cut it out with one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I stamped the Thank You sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a strip of Calypso Coral card stock and cut it out with a Tasteful Label die. I cut a strip of Crushed Curry card stock with the pretty scalloped border die from the Peony Dies.

I adhered a colorful striped panel of Playing With Patterns designer series paper to a Night of Navy Mat and adhered it to the front of a Calypso Coral card base. I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the stamped floral panel to a Night of Navy mat. I adhered the pretty Crushed Curry scalloped die cut border behind the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the front of the card.

I adhered the label to the floral panel with glue dots. I finished off the card with Purple Posy Resin Dots and a Calypso coral bow.

For the inside, I stamped a portion of the large flower arrangement in stamped off Calypso Coral ink on a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped some leaves in Crushed Curry, flower centers in Night of Navy and an additional Crushed Curry small flower. I adhered a strip of Playing with Patterns DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. I think I stamped it a little low and then got nervous because I was stamping live and didn’t get a clean stamp of the flower center. In hind sight, I should have checked out how it looked with the border strip and seeing that it was too low, I wish I had flipped and stamped the opposite corner with more of the flowers showing. Now I know better for next time…

The Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp set has really pretty flowers and with the Distinktive™ style, you get many shades of ink when you stamp, so that it resembles a watercolor painting. Today’s card shows it’s versatility, because I just used a tiny portion of the large stamp, and it looks great. And I didn’t even use the fabulous dies!


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July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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

  • 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 online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Crushed Curry – 1″ x 3″ (trim)
  • Night of Navy – 2-3/8″ x 3-11/16″ (art piece mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (art piece)
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the June Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Birthday and as our first monthly Blog Hop after the release of the new catalog, I’m really excited to see all Birthday theme projects with the new products.

For today’s Blog Hop, I made a floral Birthday Card with the pretty new Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp bundle.

I cut the large outline die from the Many Layered Blossoms Dies from Misty Moonlight card stock. I cut the thicker large die from Balmy Blue card stock. I cut each of the flower centers from the thicker die with small squares of So Saffron card stock and trimmed the spokes so that I just had the center. I adhered the So Saffron center to each balmy blue flower with liquid glue so that the flowers would look like forget-me-nots. Then I adhered the Misty Moonlight outline die cut on top with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the large floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom photopolymer stamp set in Balmy Blue ink on Balmy Blue card stock. I fussy cut the flowers with my paper snips and adhered the flowers to the back of the large layered die cuts. This way I had a darker flower petal behind the balmy blue. I stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom in Versamark Ink on a strip of Misty Moonlight card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I trimmed the ends to make a fishtail banner.

I embossed a Whisper White panel with the new Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered flowers to the embossed card front with dimensionals. I adhered the embossed sentiment to the flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I colored a length of crinkle ribbon with the Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend and tied it around the top of the card and made a bow with long flowing tails. I finished the card front with Misty Moonlight enamel dots.

I die cut one of the small flowers with Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue and So Saffron card stock like the flowers on the card front and adhered the pieces together with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the flower to the upper right corner of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and then to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom is a wonderful set with the beautiful layered die cut flowers and makes very special Birthday Cards.


Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Leslie Larkin created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!!

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
  • 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)
  • Misty Moonlight – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (large outline floral die cut), 3/8″ x 3″ (label), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (inside flower outline die cut), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Balmy Blue – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (large floral die cut), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (inside flower die cut)
  • So Saffron – (8) 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower centers)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: