Sunday, May 10, 2020

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch #338

I wanted to make several cards in a hurry so what better way than to turn to some creative challenges. One of my 'go-to' challenges is Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The current challenge is a sketch challenge so it was exactly what I needed!  (see sketch at end of blog) 

There is SO much to love about this card and at the same time SO much that is sadly retiring! 

This card started with the flowers fussy cut from the See A Silhouette DSP and just went from there.  Once I had the flowers cut out, I paired them up with another side of the same DSP.  Of course we needed some foliage as shown in the sketch so I pulled out my much loved Bouquet Bunch Framelits and some Call Me Clover Cardstock.

I had originally planned for a White cardstock base and a white piece on the front but I found it was too stark against the colourful background. I switched it out for a Mango Melody card base and then used Daffodil Delight on the front.

The front rectangle is die cut using the New and Now Available Ornate Layers Dies (cut twice for a shorter rectangle) and then embossed with the Corrugated Embossing Folder.

The sentiment layer is a die from the Stitched Labels Framelits which I stamped in Mango Melody ink with a sentiment from the coordinating Stitched All Around Stamp Set.  Do I ever wish I had purchased these two items earlier.  They are fairly new to my collection, as is the corrugated folder, and now they are sadly all retiring. 

Last but not least, a bit of bling in the form of the Gold Faceted Gems. Give this sketch a try, you won't be disappointed.  And with all of the amazing floral themed stamp sets Stampin' Up!® has to offer, you're biggest challenge will be deciding which one to use!

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #338

Product List: 
(an asterisk indicates retiring items)

  • See a Silhouette DSP*
  • Gold Facted Gems*
  • Bouquet Bunch Framelits*
  • Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder*
  • Stitched Labels Framelits*
  • Stitched All Around Stamp Set*
  • Call Me Clover Cardstock*
  • Mango Melody Cardstock
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ornate Layers Dies
  • Mango Melody Ink

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  1. I love the tropical colours in your card and so pleased to hear we are your 'go-to' challenge. Sad to see things retiring which is why I started my Facebook Group The Joy of Sets so we can continue to love and share retired products! Thanks for joining us at HSS this week.

  2. Wow! I love how you combined dsp with the fussy cut flower. The bright background is perfect for your flower. I'm so glad you were inspired by our sketch challenge. Thanks for sharing your card with Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Great fussy cutting of that flower!! The colors are so vibrant and really stand out. I especially love how you embossed to add texture to the yellow cardstock and then cut it out with such a fun die!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments!