Thursday, August 25, 2022

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers ~ Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop


Hey Stampers & Friends!  Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop.  I'm excited to be part of this fun and creative group sharing stamping ideas with you today!

This week's Color Challenge photo is below with six colors ~ Balmy Blue, Pale Papaya, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz and Evening Evergreen.  Our other option was to use the photo as inspiration (I forget that a lot!)  If we are feeling super crafty & creative we can also combine both the ink & inspiration parts of the challenge.  

I'm excited that I used all SIX colors in this week's challenge on my card!

I'm having a lot of fun playing with Celebrate Sunflowers and the coordinating Sunflowers Dies this week.  For this card, I started by stamping the large sunflower with Pale Papaya ink on a piece of So Saffron Cardstock.  After die cutting the stamped sunflower, I used the intricate sunflower die to cut a piece of Pale Papaya cardstock (with an Adhesive Sheet on the back) to layer over the top.  I repeated this process with the leaves, using Evening Evergreen ink to stamp on Pear Pizzazz cardstock. 

To attach all the pieces, I started by gluing the leaves to the Vellum layer.  Then, I used a few Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the Sunflower.  The Balmy Blue leaves were added by applying a touch of Liquid Glue to lower leaves, then sliding under the Sunflower.  For the sentiment piece, I attached three Stampin' Dimensionals and a dab of glue on the back before attaching it to the Vellum.  Once the layers were all added to the Vellum, I turned it over and added Liquid Glue behind all the pieces, so it wouldn't show from the front. I finished by adding a few butterflies to the front of the card (and one to the inside). 

Card Base ~ Soft Sea Foam Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Vellum Layering Designs ~ 3-3/4" x 5"
Sunflower Layer 1 ~ So Succulent Cardstock ~ at least 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Sunflower Layer 2 ~ Pale Papaya Cardstock ~ at least 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Leaves Layer 1 ~ Pear Pizzazz Cardstock ~ at least 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (*2)
Leaves Layer 2 ~ Evening Evergreen Cardstock ~ at least 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (*2)
 Long Leaves ~ Balmy Blue Cardstock ~ at least 1-3/4" x 3"
Sentiment ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ at least 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope my card, or the inspiration picture/colors have inspired your creativity.  Don't forget to visit the other blogs for more ideas and inspiration. 

Happy Stamping! 


It's that time again! Time for SALE-a-bration!  During SAB, which runs July 1 - August 31, 2022, choose 1 FREE SAB for every $50 or $100 in purchased Stampin' Up! Product! There's no limit to how many freebies you can earn.

Click on any of the photos below to go straight to that item in my online store.
During the month of August 2022, please use Host Code N9FS9B7J on orders under $150.  Thank you!


  1. Great card Judith, love the sunflower x

  2. Wonderful card Judith, well done on using all the colours! Ann x

  3. Love that you used all the colors in the challenge, Judith! If I didn't know better we drank the same water while creating our cards for this challenge! Amazing inspiration as always. xx

    1. Haha! And I love that yours was at the beginning of this hop and mine at the end. This is the perfect time of year for sunflowers! :