Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Stampin' Up! Half Full and Tuscan Vineyard Meet Retiform 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  Stampin’ Up! products.  This month we are all creating projects with a “Birthday” theme and I’m featuring the Half Full stamp set and Tuscan Vineyard for my project. I am using the Retiform Technique. 

I have explained the technique in prior posts so I won't go into that here...but here's a link to a You Tube video.

My card base is Whisper White and I covered the front with a piece of Blackberry Bliss. I cut a Whisper White mat and stamped it with stamps from both Half Full and Tuscan Vineyard. The ink I used for the sentiment and to sponge is Merry Merlot. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my Blends. For that I used Old Olive dark and light, Rich Razzleberry dark and light, and Cherry Cobbler dark and light. I adhered the art panel to the card front with mini dimensionals.

For the inside...

I ran a piece of Washi Tape (retired) down the edge to break up the white. The vineyard stamp was done in Gray Granite. I used my Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen to add a little color. The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry. 

The card is for our son-in-law this month. Our son says I should cross out the "half" because our sil likes his glass full! We can't wait to drink wine with him and our daughter in August. Our son doesn't drink wine so he would want the glass empty...lol.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you have fun hopping to the rest of the Krew's blogs. It will be worth your while. Clicking on the "Previous" button will take you to Shirley Gentry and the "Next" button will take you to Julie Johnston. You can also click on the individual names.

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Shirley Gentry
  3. Karen Finkle - you are here!
  4. Julie Johnston
  5. Mary Deatherage
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Nanette Tracy
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Amy Koenders

Card base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Card front: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Art Panel: 3 3/4" x 5"

Products Used:

Blender Pens


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Shirley. It's my favorite type of work :-)

  2. Perfect card Karen! I love the design on the inside just as much as the outside. :)

  3. Makes me want a glass of wine. :) great card. Love your technique!

    1. I'd love to have a glass of wine with you when we come to NYS in August! Thank you, Jaimie.


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