Thursday, April 8, 2021

Stampin' Up! True Love Messages for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


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

My card...

and here is our challenge...

I chose Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Pool Party for my colors. Let me show you again with it positioned to go into an A2 envelope...
This is another "bridge" fun fold like I did on Monday. This time I added mats behind the Designer Series Paper. I really like that effect. I sponged the DSP with Pool Party Ink and colored the center squares with my Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends. 

From another pattern in the True Love DSP I fussy cut a flower and colored the leaves with my Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends. I colored the flower with my Light Petal Pink and Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends. I was inspired by the Inspired By IB169 Spring is Sweet Photo. See that all pink frosting flower?

I did the "bridge" differently this time by making it four layers. I stamped the sentiment on the bridge with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. Then I used the Banners Pick a Punch for the ends on the Basic Black sentiment mat.

The sentiments are from the Many Messages Stamp Set and are die cut with the matching Messages Die. This can be purchased as a bundle and you will save 10%.

Here's another view for you...

You have not seen the last of this me! It's such a great way to use up the DSP (patterned paper) that we all tend to hoard!! I'm entering my card in Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2021 Challenge.

Now, on with the hop! 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.

Amy Koenders


Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle – you are here!

Akiko Sudano


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  1. So pretty Karen! Great fun fold design too! :)

  2. This is stunning Karen :) Love this fold and your flower is so perfectly colored.

  3. Love the layers you added and your use of those colors. Pretty flower to top it all off! TFS

  4. Pretty card, Karen! Love the pop of pink on the black and white. And this is a so-fun fold! :)

  5. What a beautiful card, with such a fun fold, beautiful color combo! Thank you for inspiring us this week @ IB this week!

    1. Thank you so much, Danni, for leaving a comment on behalf of Inspired By.

  6. A great card - thanks for sharing it us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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