Thursday, April 1, 2021

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven Mother's Day Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


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!!

My card...

The sketch...

I'm entering my card today at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2021 Challenge, along with others listed below.

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
  • Old Olive Cardstock
  • Hyrdrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
  • Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set
  • By the Dock Stamp Set (retiring) (front sentiment)
  • The Right Triangle (retiring) (splatters)
  • Well Said Stamp Set (retiring) (inside sentiment)
  • Gorgeous Grape 3/8" Sheer Ribbon
  • Pastel Pearls
  • Old Olive Ink Pad
  • Gorgeous Grape Ink Pad
  • Sponges (retiring)
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Detailed Trio Punch
Here's the inside...

I'm entering my card in the Retro Rubber Challenge #155 Rainbow Connection as two of my stamp sets are over a year old and the DSP contains colors of the rainbow.

I'm also entering my card at the Time Out Challenge #184.

Believe it or not, this was not an easy card for me to make. I have a difficult time getting measurements right so I am not even going to add instructions! However, if you hop on over to my teammates' pages, I'm sure you'll find measurements and beautiful cards! Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to team members and their projects.

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle – you are here!

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

To take a look at the retiring products, click here!

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  1. So beautiful Karen :) Love how you did the sentiment with the ribbon going through.

  2. Very pretty Karen! Love that designer paper, great sentiment too! :)

  3. So pretty!! Love how the sentiments work together and the flower on the inside!😊

  4. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

    1. Thank you, Donna, for your comment on behalf of RRC.

  5. Very pretty, Karen. I like the way you've attached the sentiment with the ribbon - great idea. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  6. Such beautiful colors and papers! Love your design, Karen! :)

  7. Karen, this is a lovely card with a beautiful sentiment. Sure to make someone's day!

  8. It may have been difficult but the end result looks great. I love the papers you have used and the angles you added them. Lovely sentiment and great to see the ribbon and the stamping inside. Thanks for joining Time Out x

    1. Thank you so much, Sandie. I appreciate you taking Time Out to stop by!

  9. I love Hydrangeas, so this is wonderful, love that you angled your papers. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT


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