Thursday, December 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! Follow Your Dreams for the Happy Inkin' Thursday and Happy Stampers Combined Blog Hop

It has been awhile since I have participated in the joint blog hop between the Happy Inkin' Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies! It's good to be back. You will find a lot of inspiration for your card making if you hop along today. We can choose to use the colour challenge, the sketch challenge or both. I have chosen to do both!

I recently was given the bundle of Follow Your Dreams and decided to use it for the first time here.

Here are the colors...

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Here is the sketch...

and here is what I created...

My card base is Whisper White. I cut a piece of Calypso Coral and adhered it to a piece of Smoky Slate. I ran it through my Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF. I stamped the round piece in Smoky Slate on a scrap of Whisper White and cut it out with a die from the bundle. I then dipped it in the Smoky Slate ink pad to make it darker. 

I cut the Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana large feathers with the die from that bundle. I stamped the little feathers in Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana on scraps of Whisper White and cut them out with another die from the bundle. The word "dream" is a die from that set and I cut it in Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. I glued them together with liquid multipurpose glue. Next time I would use adhesive sheets! I keep forgetting I have them.

For the inside...

I took a mat of Smoky Slate and stamped in the same color ink with a stamp from the Follow Your Dreams. I added a mat of Coastal Cabana topped with a panel of Whisper White. The sentiments are from Follow Your Dreams and ? I put everything away and can't remember for the life of me! Over at TIME OUT Challenges: Challenge #125 I am participating as a birthday celebration.

Thank you for taking a look at my card. I hope you'll take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Eva Dobilas’ page. OR you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle - you are here!
  8. Eva Dobilas


  1. Great way to use those colors, the dream catcher is perfect! :)

  2. Great card using the sketch AND the colors. They are perfect for this card.

  3. Love how you used the sketch and the colors together so perfectly! Great design, Karen! :)

  4. Great card using the sketch and the colors and I just love how you finished the inside, too!

  5. What brilliant texture and dimension, Karen ... such great use of the colours! Love how you took your design to the inside of the card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)


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