I used the Touches of Texture stamp set to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today. We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I made for it:
I chose a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Petal Garden Stack and adhered it to a Soft Suede card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then I embossed a panel of Whisper White card stock with one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and used Liquid Glue to adhere it horizontally across the card front. I used a die from the Petals & More Thinlits Die set to cut the branch from Garden Green card stock and cut it into smaller pieces, which I adhered on either side of the embossed panel so they would be tucked under the completed art piece.
For the art piece, I stamped the sweet floral branch from the Touches of Texture stamp set on a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock with Basic Black Archival ink. Then I used a blender pen to color the blooms with Pool Party ink and colored the leaves with Garden Green ink. I added a touch of Soft Suede to the center of each of the open blooms. I used the next to largest plain oval die from the Layering Oval Framelits Die set to cut the image out. Then I stamped the same floral image again and colored only the open blooms in the same manner and fussy cut them using my Paper Snips. I curled the petals upward slightly using just my fingers to add dimension. Then I adhered them over the top of each bloom with Liquid Glue only under the centers, and rotated them slightly rather than aligning them with the bloom below. I used Liquid Glue to adhere the oval art piece to a Soft Suede mat cut with the largest scalloped oval die from the Layering Ovals Framelits Die set. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the art piece to the card front. Then I stamped the bumble bee image in Basic Black Archival ink and fussy cut it. I used a blender pen to color the body with Soft Suede ink and the wings with Pool Party ink, then adhered it to the art piece with Liquid Glue. To finish the front, I added a bow tied with Linen Thread, which I adhered to the art piece with a Mini Glue Dot. And I added a couple Pearls Basic Jewels and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels as accents.
I stamped the floral branch and the bee on a panel of Whisper White card stock with Pool Party ink, which I stamped off once first. Then I adhered the stamped panel to the inside of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
Alright, on with the hop! Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created today.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Shelagh Freemantle
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather – You are here!
- Karen Finkle
- Julie Johnston
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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:
- Soft Suede CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for the card base
- Whisper White CS – (cut 2) 3-1/3″ x 4-1/2″ panels for art piece, 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel for embossed strip, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for card interior, scrap to stamp bee image
- Garden Green CS – 3″ x 4-1/2″ panel for die cut branch
- Petal Garden DSP – 3-5/8″ x 5-1/2″ panel for card front
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