Thursday, April 28, 2022

Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Petals Congratulations Card


Welcome to another HITBH! If you came from Jaimie'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...
As you can see, I flipped the sketch. I think it has something to do with Feng Shui. I just felt more energy with the sentiment on the right rather than on the left.

The colors I chose were inspired by Cupcake Inspiration #542.
and my design was inspired by The Sisterhood of Crafters: April Showers Bring May Flowers and the theme is for Krafty Chicks Challenge #609 All Occasions. The card is for a young man who just got a job working for a dream company.

My card base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4") is the new 2022-2024 In Color, Orchid Oasis Cardstock. You'll be able to see it in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog on May 3. With my iPhone camera, the colors did not come out true to life, unfortunately. 

I dry embossed a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Orchid Oasis cardstock with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder.

Next I stamped a piece of Basic White with a stamp from the Hand Penned Petals Stamp Set, using Basic Gray ink. I colored the leaves with my Light and Dark Parakeet Party Stampin' Blends, another new In Color, which is a lime green. Oh, how I love that color! It's similar to Lemon Lime Twist that retired a few years back. 

I colored the centers of the flowers with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. I had the little four dot stamp from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set sitting on my desk so I inked it up in Orchid Oasis ink and stamped it three times. I adhered it to my embossed panel with liquid glue. I ran a piece of the upcoming Parakeet Party 1/8" Metallic Woven Ribbon around that and secured it on the back with tape. Then I adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.
The sentiment, from the Hand Penned Petals Stamp Set, is stamped in Daffodil Delight on a scrap of Basic White and cut out with a die from the Give It a Whirl Dies, which have carried over to the new catalog, along with the the Hand Penned thankful for that!! I adhered it with mini Dimensionals. I colored three Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Orchid Oasis Stampin' Blends to finish the card front.

The inside is simple with the flower stamp, another sentiment from Hand Penned Petals and a mat of Parakeet Party Cardstock.

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  1. Very pretty! Love the DSP with the pops of yellow! :)

  2. So pretty Karen :) love that brick embossed background and my favorite color too.

  3. Very pretty Karen! Love those flowers, great colors too. :)

  4. Fun new colors! Love the Brick EF too - love this stampnset!

  5. I am so glad this stamp set is staying in the catalog! So pretty!

  6. Such a pretty card, Karen! I really love how you used the sketch with this lovely stamp set. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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    1. Thank you, Debbie, for commenting on behalf of the SOC.

  7. Such a beautiful card!! I LOVE how you stamped those flowers around the edge!! Thank you for taking the time to play with us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

    CIC DT Member

    1. Thank you so much, Nora, for your comment on behalf of CIC.

  8. Gorgeous card. So elegant. Thank you for playing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Kanan - DT

    1. Thank you, Kanan, for commenting on behalf of CIC.

  9. This is beautiful! I love the colors and design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Cupcake Inspiration challenge!
    Kathy CIC DT Member

    1. Kathy, thank you for commenting on behalf of CIC.

  10. Very lovely, except for, well, you know. (It is too much like LLT and I won't be getting it!) Like the way you stamped with the basic gray. Very subtle.

    1. Thank you, Julie. I knew wouldn't be happy with Parakeet Party! I can't wait to order the parakeet stamp set.

  11. Oh Karen ... I LOVE what you've done here! Beautiful inside & out! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.



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