Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  How is everyone doing today?  If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we have something different, we have a Theme challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects .
Here is the Theme we had to work from.

Here’s what I came up with.

My design is from Inspire. Create. Sketch Challenge #075.  Here is their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper to an Early Espresso card base using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered another panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to a Very Vanilla mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the matted panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the tree image from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the bird house image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, hanging from the bottom branch.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Bumblebee Ink and Cajun Craze Inks on the tree branches.  I cut the image out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut the largest scallop circle from the Layering Circles Dies out of a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I adhered the artwork to the scallop circle mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I embossed a panel of Early Espresso cardstock using the Pinewood Plank 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the matted artwork to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the Early Espresso panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow using the 1/4″ Bumblebee Ribbon 2020-2022 In-Color Ribbon and adhered it to the artwork using a Glue Dot.  I stamped the sentiment from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut it using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the sentiment to the bottom of the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in the center of Very Vanilla panel in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Bumblebee and Cajun Craze Inks on the bottom of the panel.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to an Early Espresso mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Bumblebee and Cajun Craze Inks on the bottom front of the envelope.  I adhered a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Karen Ksenzakovic:  You Are Here

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″ (embossed card front panel), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 4 1/8″ (small dsp mat), 4″ X 7″ (artwork, scalloped mat & sentiment), 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Wow, Karen! This is truly beautiful in an understated way. Love your colors and the design. The stamp set is one I have hesitated over and haven’t decided. Like Karen F, it is growing on me. You used it very well.

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