Thursday, November 29, 2018

Stampin' Up! Humming Along for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

It seems like forever since I have participated in the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. It's good to be back. My inspiration came from Nancy Gleason as my brain is only working on 6 cylinders. Tomorrow is the military service at Sarasota National Cemetery for my husband. Perhaps after that I will function on all 8 cylinders...he was a Corvette man and he would prefer me to be an LT4 V8!

Today we have a color challenge ... 

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and here's what I made for it ...

The stamp set will be in the 2019 Occasions Catalog available to customers January 3, 2019. Demonstrators attending OnStage in Orlando this month received the set as a gift. There will be dies that coordinate with it as well.

I also thought it captured the essence of the colors in the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, excluding the blue. Although it is not Christmas themed, it easily could be if I had used a poinsettia stamp!

My card base is Shaded Spruce Cardstock and I embossed it with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. I cut a mat from Crumb Cake Cardstock, as well as a scalloped circle. The sentiment circle is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. I used the Layering Circles Framelits Dies to cut both circles.

The art panel is a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The flower outline is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin' Up! Red Light and Dark Blends. I used the Color Lifter Blend to add a bit of highlighting. The stamen is colored with my Crumb Cake Light Blend. The stem is colored with my Shaded Spruce Stampin' Write marker which, at the moment, is only available within the Regals set. (They are beta testing selling the markers individually and I hope it is a success.) I sponged the panel with Shaded Spruce Ink to give it a marbled look.

For the inside, I kept it simple because I will be writing a note. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to punch one corner and in the other corner I used the leaf from the stamp set stamping off once to make it lighter. I used Shaded Spruce for that.

There you have it! If you have any questions, let me know in a comment. Before you leave my site, I hope you will visit the other bloggers listed below and have a great hop. Clicking on the "Next" button will take you directly to Amy Koenders, our talented team leader.

Karen Finkle - you are here!


  1. Such a pretty flower! Love the embossed background too. So glad that you were able to join us this week, sending hugs your way!

  2. Lovely card! The light sponging of the panel is genius!! I don't want to say to enjoy the funeral - but...revel in the respect and honor being bestowed upon Perry. It's a solemn and moving ceremony. With you in spirit....

    1. Thanks much, Mary. Sponging is my favorite thing. I am wearing my waterproof mascara :-)

  3. Beautiful, Karen! Glad you are back. I especially like the look of the background behind the flower. It is wonderful.

  4. Pretty flower and beautiful card. I love your sponging--how creative. Sending hugs to you today and praying for strength for you.

  5. Oh, these colors are so rich and vibrant! They really pop that flower! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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