Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring Daffodils

Did you have a nice Easter yesterday?

I certainly did.  We went to church.  I cooked, get this…steak (not sure how I got convinced to do that).  And the sun was even out despite it being cold.

It was a nice Easter and I certainly hope yours was as well!

My card today uses the beautiful You’re Inspiring Stamp Set!  I’ve stamped with this set before (you can see that card here) but used Stampin’ Blends to color it in.  This time I wanted to use an Aqua Painter.

I started off with a Old Olive cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Wood Textures DSP and adhered it over a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock which was matted on Daffodil Delight cardstock.

I then stamped the daffodil image from the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set in Archival Black ink on watercolor paper.  I used an Aqua Painter and Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Crushed Curry (for the darker areas of the flower) inks to color it in.  I fussy cut it out and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used the Stamparatus (available June 1st) to get a heat embossed effect using Old Olive ink.  I set up the Stamparatus and inked up the sentiment in Old Olive ink first and stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I then kept the stamp where it was positioned on the Stamparatus, but cleaned it using a baby wipe.  I then inked it up using Versamark and went over the same spot I had just stamped.  I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


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Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop’s theme is Spring!

The You’re Inspiring Stamp Set caught my eye right away in the Occasions Catalog and I knew it’d be perfect for this theme.

Spring certainly hasn’t sprung yet in Upstate New York, but soon enough daffodils will start to pop through the ground!  They are always a sign that spring has come.

My card starts off with Daffodil Delight cardstock on which I adhered a pattern from the Color Theory DSP.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the daffodils from the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set on the front in Memento Black ink.

I colored the daffodils in using the Dark and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends Markers.  I used the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blend Marker to color the very bottom of the daffodil.  I used the Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin Blends Markers to color in the stems.

I matted this Whisper White cardstock on a panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock and then again on Whisper White cardstock.

I wrapped around some Daffodil Delight ribbon and tied a Linen Thread bow in it.  I adhered everything down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Linda Richenberg
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Shirley Gentry
  8. Julie Johnston
  9. Amy Koenders

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