Thursday, July 25, 2019

Stampin' Up! Springtime and Abstract Impressions Thank You for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

It's a color challenge today, peeps, and here is what I created for it using the Springtime Impressions butterfly die that coordinates with the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set...

and here are the colors if you haven't guessed already! My inspiration came from Jill Chapman, another SU demonstrator.

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My card base is Very Vanilla with a mat of Rococco Rose. I took a piece of Very Vanilla and cut the butterfly out using the Springtime Impressions Dies. I adhered that piece to the Rococco Rose mat and then placed the butterfly in the negative space. I stamped the sentiment in Rococco Rose and added the same color Enamel Dots to the butterfly body. I sponged the Very Vanilla with Mossy Meadow ink.

For the inside, I stamped the grass and flowers  from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Mossy Meadow and Rococco Rose. I stamped some second generation and some full strength.The sentiment is stamped in Rococco Rose and I sponged the Very Vanilla panel with Mossy Meadow. I know a lot of crafters like a smoother sponging, but I prefer the whispy cloud effect! Maybe I'll try smooth one of these days!! I had a strip of Rococco Rose left over after I had cut the mat for the front so I adhered that to the bottom. 

This is the first time using this stamp set and I know there's a learning curve for me but it was so much fun to create my card.

Inspired By Challenge is a photo today of a centerpiece ...

and although the colors aren't inspired by the photo, the flowers are!

You may have just visited the blog of the very talented Sue Prather. She’s has such wonderful ideas and who doesn't love her work. If you did just come from her site, you probably got here by clicking the "next" button. Clicking on the "next" button here will take you to the ever-so talented Eva Dobilas. Clicking on individual names below will take you directly to each of our equally talented team members. I am so proud to be a member of Amy's team. Did I mention how talented everyone is? I hope you agree! Thank you for joining us today. 

Karen Finkle - you are here!


  1. Love that butterfly die cut! Great layering too. :)

  2. Great card, Karen. Love the butterfly.

  3. Such a beautiful flutterby fluttering atop his grassy field! )

  4. Love that butterfly and how you finished off the inside,'s like walking into a gorgeous field of flowers!

  5. Beautiful card and can see how you were inspired!


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