Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope for Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring current Stampin’ Up! products.  This month we are all creating projects with a “Feminine” theme and I’m featuring the Hold on to Hope stamp set for my project.

Ta da...

I know...you probably don't see a stamp set there...hang on...

My card base is Berry Burst, embossed with the Fluttering TIEF.  I used the Polished Stone technique on a piece of Glossy White Cardstock using Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink reinkers. 

Once that was dry, with Versamark ink, I stamped the butterfly from Hold on to Hope seven times. (See, I told you to hang on...that Elusive Butterfly of Life has appeared...have I got you singin' that tune?) I heat embossed them with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. (Be careful doing that as the heat makes the alcohol from the polished stone technique pop or it could just be the glossy paper!) 

I wrapped a piece of Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon around it, secured it on the back with Fast Fuse and adhered it to a mat of Lemon Lime Twist with Tombow. I die cut the butterfly from Butterflies Thinlits with my Big Shot, using Gold Glimmer Paper and adhered it with mini dimensionals. Card front done!

For the inside, I used a strip of the Polished Stone paper and adhered it to a piece of Whisper White. 

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the sentiment from Hold on to Hope using a Berry Burst ink pad. The "You", however, was done with my Fresh Fig Stampin' Write Marker applied to the end of one of stamps in that set. Now, here is where I have to laugh at myself...there is a separate "you" in that set I could have used! 

I used Teeny Tiny Wishes for the "happy mother's day". I stamped the butterflies from Hold on to Hope in Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist in the bottom right corner. I adhered that mat to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and then glued that to the card base.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my card. Now you are free to flutter on! Clicking the "next" button, will take you to Mary Deatherage (you won't be disappointed if you have never visited her blog) and clicking on "Previous" will take you to Amy's wonderful project. If you get lost along the way, you can click on any name in the list! See you real soon!

 Karen Finkle - you are here!

Mary Deatherage
Jaimie Babarczy
Julie Johnston
Sue Prather
Nanette Tracy

Linda Richenberg
Amy Koenders

Products Used:

Big Shot


  1. I did enjoy this card. Had to look twice to see the 7 butterflies though! Love that Hold on to Hope set and glad it carried over to the new catalog.

  2. Just beautiful Karen! I love the embossing and the pretty panel with the butterflies stamped on it! Great design. :)

  3. Beautiful! Love the DSP you made! And the colors are wonderful! :)

    1. Thanks much, Mary. What's not to love about Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Glad we have another year to play with it.


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