Thursday, October 20, 2022

Stampin' Up! Brightest Glow for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Today we have a color challenge. Although the sketch shows Garden Green, we could also use Evening Evergreen and we had to pick at least 3 colors. Can you guess what I chose?

Ha, the overachiever picked! Here's Evening Evergreen! 
Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge has a sketch for this week...
and that inspired my design. My aim was to create a pocket full of joy! There are a couple of songs out there about a pocket full of joy but I'll spare you that and just show you my card!!

My card base is Basic White cardstock. I adhered a panel of Lights Aglow Specialty DSP (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") to the front. That is Evening Evergreen.

Next I cut a piece of Painted Christmas DSP (3 1/4" x 5") that I cut with a die from the Basic Borders Dies. I adhered it to the front with liquid glue. The colors in that are Real Red and Garden Green.

Then I cut another piece of the Lights Aglow (3 3/4" x 3/4") and adhered that with liquid glue. That piece is Cherry Cobbler.

The sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and I punched it out with the Double Oval Punch. I sponged the edges with Mossy Meadow ink. The dot over the "j" is a Classic Matte Dot that I colored with my Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends along with the other two.

I made a bow from the Simply Elegant Trim pack, using the Silver. I didn't like the gold with it. I adhered that to the card front with a glue dot and then adhered the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the inside, I adhered a 4 1/4" x 1/2" strip of Lights Aglow DSP. The sentiment is from the Brightest Glow and is stamped in Evening Evergreen.

I like this card because it can be used for any religion and it is seasonal. All humans need joy, hope and light, right? I know where mine comes from but not everyone embraces the same faith.

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Amy Koenders
Mary Deatherage
Kristi Gray
Jaimie Babarczy
Sue Prather
Karen Finkle - that's me!
Akiko Sudano
Karen Ksenzakovic
Tara Carpenter
Terry Lynn Bright
Carol Buckalew

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  1. Such a pretty card! TFS!

  2. Very pretty Karen! Love the papers that you've used, great design! :)

  3. Love all the stars with the rustic greenery! Pretty card!

  4. Just beautiful Karen :) LOVE your design and choice of DSP's

  5. Great Christmasy take on our sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps!! Thanks for playing along with us!! I love your mix of designer papers!!

    1. Thank you, dj, for your comment on behalf of SS.

  6. Beautiful, Karen - I'm not sure I could pull off combining DSPs like this - wow! Just right! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    1. Thank you, Heather, for commenting on behalf of SS. I'm not so sure I like

  7. How gorgeous Karen! I love your mix of patterned papers and the simple Joy sentiment. So beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

    Stef, DT

    1. Thank you so much, Stef, for your comment on behalf of SS.


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