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). 


MEASUREMENTS
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! 

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6 comments:

  1. Great card Judith, love the sunflower x

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

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  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

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    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! :

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