Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Amy's Inkin' Krew Celebration Themed Blog Hop

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Welcome to this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop ...we’ve got a "Celebrate" theme today. Amy said we could interpret the theme however we like! So, I'm doing a birthday celebration for a member in our local Thursday card group. I hope you’ll spend some time hopping through all the offerings today provided by Amy's Krew...and free of charge, at that!

The stamp sets I used are Bright Wishes for the front and Number of Years for the inside. More about the inside later.

I stamped the wishing well and greeting on a piece of Whisper White (3 3/4" x 5") with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the art piece with Early Espresso, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencils. I then used a Blender Pen to  blend the colors. 

I wrapped a piece of Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon around the bottom portion and secured it on the back with tape. Then I tied a short piece of Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon to the Fresh Fig to create a faux bow. I then adhered that panel to a Fresh Fig mat 4" x 5 1/4". The mat was glued to my Old Olive card base measuring 8 1/2" (scored and folded at 4 1/4") x 5 1/2". Front...done!

For the inside, I cut another piece of Whisper White 3 3/4" x 5" and sponged it with Old Olive ink. I stamped "Look Who's Turning" with Fresh Fig ink. 

I lined up the Large Number Framelits for the "70" and Little Letters Thinlits (retired) for "MEG" on that panel and ran it through my Big Shot using the magnetic platform. I adhered that piece to a mat of Fresh Fig 4" x 5 1/4" and then glued that to the inside portion of the card base.

I then put the same framelits/thinlits on a scrap of Fresh Florals DSP and ran them through the Big Shot. I raised them up with dimensionals using one side of the DSP for the numbers and the other side for the letters, adhering them to the matching cut out portion. This technique is call "Eclipse" and You Tube has tutorials on this technique. I added the ellipsis and exclamation point free hand with a Fresh Fig marker. Inside...done!

But, you are not done (I hope!)...just click on the "Previous" button to view Amy's work of art and on the "Next" button to see Jaimie's creation. The participating hoppers are listed for your convenience as well.

Once again, thanks for looking!

  1. Karen Finkle: You are here!
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Julie Johnston
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Jari Francis
  8. Jackie Trimble
  9. Amy Koenders


  1. So sweet! Love your wishing well, the colors are perfect. Love that you personalized it just for her too! :)

  2. So lovely, Karen! And so personal. That is why I like to make cards, I guess, so that they are personal, though I don't make them THAT personal necessarily. Beautiful idea and great coloring.


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