Thursday, May 9, 2019

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds for the Happy Inkin' Krew Thursday Blog Hop


Thanks for visiting. You are in for a treat today as it is our weekly blog hop. If you've been here before, you know we have a talented team! It's hard to be humble when you are just speaking the truth..lol.

Amy gave us a sketch for this challenge and here it is...

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I thought I was creating an exact image but when I was finished, I noticed I was a little off...but close! Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades but I hope my team feels close counts in sketches too! Here's what I mean...


My card base is Basic Black card stock with a mat of Whisper White. Before I adhered the mat to the card front, I stamped my inside sentiment on it in the center with Balmy Blue ink and cut it out with a die from Layering Circles Framelits. I put it aside.

Then I cut a scalloped circle from the same die set using a sheet of Gingham Gala Balmy Blue DSP. I adhered it to a Pearlized Doily and cut it in half. I adhered the two pieces to a mat of Balmy Blue (which nicely covered up the hole from the scalloped die cut) and left space to stamp the sentiment. Well, that was a flop! They always say there's a fix for a mistake in card making. So, I stamped it on a scrap piece of Balmy Blue and affixed it with mini dimensionals. I added four Basic Black faceted dots to dress it up a little. (I wish I had stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with black emboss powder.)  The front was done...easy peazy.

I took the sentiment I had put aside and adhered it to the non-pearlized side of the doily, which I had sponged with Balmy Blue ink. I liked the reverse side of the Gala Gingham I used above so I made it for my inside background and adhered the sentiment panel to it. The little butterfly and the sentiments are from the Beauty Abounds set.


Now here's the thing...once I really took a look at the sentiments, I realized the inside one should have been on the front and vice versa. I can do that if I cut the card in half and remount it, BUT, I just added an additional ellipsis after "people". Right or wrong, it is what it is. I will be writing and I will be writing an additional thought on the inside before I mail to to my friend, like maybe "and I'm glad you accepted my choice". What do you think?




I hope you enjoy the hop! Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Eva Dobilas. Clicking on the blue links below will take you directly to that team member.


Karen Finkle - you are here!
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16 comments:

  1. So clean - so simply - so pretty! Love the inside, too! :)

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  2. Love the pretty gingham paper and butterfly! Sweet card. :)

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  3. Just lovely! LOVE the blue!

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  4. Oh, how sweet this is...the gingham and doily are so sweet together!!!

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    1. Thank you, Eva...it reminds me of a dress I had as a little girl.

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  5. Wonderful coordination of the card front and inside! Thank you for joining the Paper Players!

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  6. So beautiful in blue, Karen! The doily works perfectly with the gingham. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann. I appreciate your comment.

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  7. I've got to order more of that gingham paper before it's gone--I love it so iI love your card! Great take on the sketch.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I thought about ordering it but I'm going to wait for the gingham in the new In Colors.

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  8. Oh, Karen, I don't know that the inside should have been the outside sentiment, and vice versa. I rather like the way it reads just the way you did it. Nice fix for a mistake too! That is creativity a work!

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