Thursday, September 6, 2018

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Promenade for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome! I used the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Promenade  Bundle 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.


Here are the colors that we’re using this week:

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Thank you, Jenny Hall, for the inspiration, video and encouraging me to CASE it!

I started by cutting the center using a die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits. The leaves are cut with another die from that set. I used a scrap piece of Whisper White. 

Using sponge daubers, I colored the solid inner portion of the design with Crushed Curry. Then I colored the next portion with Mint Macaron. I used the same color for the outside edge but kept sponging until I got the desired color. I sponged the leaves with Early Espresso, leaving the tips a little lighter.

Next I cut and scored my Thick Whisper White cardstock and stamped the ribbed flower twice in Crushed Curry on the center of the base. I then adhered the center piece over it with dimensionals. 

I took a piece of scrap Early Espresso, stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set, using an embossing buddy, Versamark ink, White Emboss powder and my heat tool. I rounded off the ends with my paper snips. I adhered that to the center piece with dimensionals. I glued the leaves with liquid multi-purpose glue. Lastly, I added Mint Macaron Faceted Dots and my card front was done.

Now for the inside...



I took a Whisper White mat and sponged the edges with Mint Macaron. I stamped the solid flower full strength with Crushed Curry. The sentiment from the same stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso. 

This really was an easy card to create and I am pleased with how it turned out. Now you need to see what the other team members created. Clicking on the "Next" button will take you directly to the very creative Julie Johnston. Just in case you get lost along the way, below there is a list of the team members involved in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by. Let's get hopping! 


  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Karen Finkle - you are here!
  6. Julie Johnston

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8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Karen, that is stunning! I love this design and you've used those colors perfectly! :)

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  2. Beautiful card, Karen! Perfectly designed and created for this challenge! :)

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    1. Thanks much, Mary. I couldn't have done it without Jenny!

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  3. How lovely, Karen! I must have overlooked this stamp set. You used it beautifully.

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie. I'm sure I will be getting much use out of it.

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  4. Striking! It sure looks hard to do so happy to hear you call it easy! TFS

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Jenny has a tutorial for it on You Tube.

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