Thursday, April 23, 2020

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. This week we have a sketch challenge and I used the  Forever Blossoms Stamp Set to create my card.

Here is the sketch...

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and here is what I created for it...

My card base is Calypso Coral Card Stock and the mat is Basic Black. I only have one regret...that I didn't dry emboss the black mat. 

I stamped the image and the sentiment from Forever Blossoms on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I ran it through my embossing machine with the Subtles 3D EF that I had inked up with Calypso Coral. I ran it through again but turned the card stock 90 degrees. I saw that idea somewhere on You Tube. 

I cut the sentiment out with a die from the Stitched Rectangles set and the Calypso Coral mat with a die from the Ornate Layers. Then I decided the blossoms would look better embossed. I can still remember the springtime cherry blossoms on our senior trip to Washington, D.C. many, many years ago!

I rubbed the card stock with my Embossing Buddy, stamped the cherry blossoms image again in Versa Mark Ink, (you need the Stamparatus to stamp again so that everything lines up!), sprinkled it with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, heat set it and then cut out the image with the Cherry Blossoms Dies.

The black mat is adhered to the card front with liquid glue. I adhered the sentiment to its mat with 1/2 Dimensionals and then glued the CC mat to the BB mat with liquid glue. I had done a dry fit prior to see where my blossom image needed to be and then I adhered it with both liquid glue and Dimensionals.

For the finishing touches, I added three Champagne Rhinestone Jewels, a bow made from Nature's Twine and called it a day. I have no idea what I'm going to do for the inside yet.  

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spring Cherry Blossoms for

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my card and the hop. I have listed some of the supplies for you.


  1. LOvely, Karen. Nifty idea to ink that Subtle embossing folder. Maybe your next one you can emboss the black and see if you like it better. I don't know, I think if is lovely the way it is.

  2. Very pretty Karen :)Love your colors

  3. So dramatic!! I love the black embossed flowers and the texture from the embossing folder.

  4. Such a pretty card! Love this image and so happy it's carrying over! :)

  5. So gorgeous. Love the colors. It'll be perfect for so many occasions!

  6. This is beautiful Karen!! I love the colors and like Akiko said it's so dramatic! I do love the idea of embossing the black cardstock, too!!

  7. Very pretty Karen! The black embossing is the perfect embellishment! :)

  8. I love the wonderful texture you got by inking and turning the embossing folder, Karen. You ended up with such a lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Flower Challenge.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Bobby, on behalf of TFC.

  9. Very pretty card - love the coral! Glad you joined us at Fusion!


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