Thursday, January 6, 2022

Stampin' Up! Fresh Hello for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to another HITBH! If you came from Sue Prather's site, I'm glad you are continuing the hop. If you haven't then I hope you'll continue to hop using my links below. No matter what, I'm glad you're here. Today we have a sketch challenge and here is what I created for it...

and here is our sketch...
I was inspired by two of the colors at The Card Concept Challenge #166...Black and Pale Papaya. I consider my card CAS.

My card base is thick Basic White (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"). I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the second from largest Stitched Rectangles Die using the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine. I adhered the rectangle to the card front with liquid glue.

I was inspired by Gez Carpenter to semi-create my own background. So, I took a pattern from the new Fresh Hello DSP and stamped images on it from the new Fresh Hello Stamp Set. I then cut a piece with the fourth from largest die from the Stitched Rectangles.

The sentiment is from the new Crane of Fortune Stamp Set. The stamp reads "Wishing a lifetime of Happiness and a World full of Love" but I only wanted a teeny tiny sentiment on the front so that I didn't cover up my stamping on the DSP too much. Therefore, I taped off the words except for "wishing a lifetime" and inked it up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I removed the tape and stamped on a scrap of Basic White. I cut the sentiment out with a die from the Ornate Frames Dies. I sponged around the edge with the black ink and adhered it to the DSP with mini Dimensionals. I adhered the art panel to the black mat with liquid glue.

For the inside, I taped off the "Wishing a lifetime" and inked the remainder of the sentiment. Once again, I removed the tape and stamped directly on the inside of the base. I added three black Classic Matte Dots and stamped the leafy image from the Fresh Hello set.

I cut a 1/4" strip of the DSP and adhered it to the bottom. It was really fun creating this and I'm entering it also at Mod Squad Handmade Background/Focal, NBUS #34 as this is the first time I have used the new products, at Double Trouble #100 Challenge but I'm only playing with Thing 1 and Thing 2 and at Bitten By the Bug 2.

In Summary: 1. Create at least two or more layers.
2. Use at least one die.

Thing 2: Double Dare
says, "Bitten by the Bug 2 is a challenge that usually requires the inclusion of a cut item from a Cricut machine, however, we CUT a Die'al with them. For this challenge only, our partner is accepting the use of cut items from punches, dies, and any cutting machine, but NO fussy-cutting! Enter the Bitten by The Bug 2 Challenge for an extra chance in our usual random draw prize."

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. Thank you for stopping by and hopping with us!

Amy Koenders
Mary Deatherage
Jaimie Babarczy
Sue Prather
Karen Finkle - you are here!
Akiko Sudano
Karen Ksenzakovic
Tara Carpenter
Terry Lynn Bright


  1. Simply beautiful Karen :) Love that DSP ;)

  2. Such pretty designer paper! Love the stamped images too. :)

  3. Lovely card, Karen. I like the way you stamped the DSP! Nice colors too.

  4. Pretty card - love the stamped-on-DSP!! :)

  5. Love this Karen! That bird is gorgeous stamped on that DSP! 😊

  6. Karen, thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Double Trouble! That added "stitching" around the edge of the DSP really tailors the design! Pale Papaya is such a wonderful color!!! -Donna

    1. Thank you so much, Donna, for commenting on behalf of DT.

  7. What a fabulous card, I love that sweet little bird. Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Mod Squad, I hope to see you back again soon.
    Judy~ MSC Designer

    1. Thank you, Judy, for your lovely comment on behalf of the Mod Squad.

  8. This is lovely, Karen. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us. It's always a treat to have you play along. Your creativity is always so inspiring.
    Karen L, DT
    The Card Concept

    1. Thank you so much, Karen, for your comment on behalf of the Card Concept. Blessings to you as well.

  9. Very pretty, love the bird image on the design paper... and frame with your stitched dies. Thanks for sharing again with us at Double Trouble and BBTB2.

  10. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Bitten by the Bug for our final challenge. Your card is lovely.


  11. Beautiful use of neutral colors. Thanks for joining us at Bitten by the Bug 2.

  12. Beautiful card! I love how you interpreted that sketch and we're glad you shared with us at Double Trouble too :)

  13. What a sweet card! I love the pretty flowered background! Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept.

  14. Lovely CAS card, Karen! Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #100.


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