Thursday, March 4, 2021

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven Kindness


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a sketch challenge. If this is your first time here, welcome! If not, welcome back!!

I chose to use three stamps sets for my card:
  1. Hyrangea Haven for the front sentiment
  2. Friends are Like Seashells for the Mango Melody splatters
  3. Dragonfly Garden for the inside sentiment and image

I used the True Love Designer Series Paper and colored some of the flowers with Stampin' Blends:
  • Dark Pumpkin Pie
  • Light Mango Melody
  • Dark Mango Melody
  • Dark Crumb Cake
I chose those colors because I am entering my card in the Sunday Stamps Challenge SSC251 - Have a Slice.

I am also playing at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ATG #589.

The inside is stamped in Mango Melody ink for the sentiment and Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the image. I colored the flowers and leaves with Blends as well.

Measurements can be found after the links to my team mates' projects.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will take time to check out the projects my team mates have created. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.

Amy Koenders


Kristi Gray


Sue Prather

Karen Finkle – you are here!

Akiko Sudano


Card Cuts in inches:

Base: 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
White mat: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Striped DSP: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
Flower DSP: 3 1/4 x 5
Black Mat: 3 x 3/4
White Sentiment: 3/4 x 2 15/16

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  1. Just beautiful Karen :) Love the DSP's you used

  2. Perfect use of this DSP and the sketch. Love it!

  3. Perfect for both sketch and color challenges! I love the B&W with spots of color. TFS

  4. So pretty Karen!! I love how you colored select flowers and used the spatter stamp for the background - it looks beautiful together!

  5. So pretty Karen! The random colored flowers are perfect on the black and white DSP. :)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Karen - love the pops of color on the front - and your wildflower image on the inside is perfectly colored! :)

  7. Beautiful, Karen, what a great way to spotlight the little flowers on this pretty sheet - you've totally tamed what could have been "busy!" Love it! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    1. Thank you, Heather, for your nice compliment on behalf of SS.

  8. So very lovely, Karen. Your randomly colored flowers are perfect, as are the wildflowers inside. Perfect choices for the challenges. A winner for sure.

    1. Thank you so much, Julie. I hope you're right :-D

  9. Beautifully done Karen -m love that DSP!

  10. I love this DSP and how clever to only color a few to give it more interest but not overpowering. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

    1. Thank you Annette for commenting on behalf of SS.


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