There is nothing better than going to your mailbox and finding a handmade card. Wouldn’t you love to receive this A Touch of Ink Thinking of You card? Which, by the way, you can choose as your Sale-a-bration gift with a $100 purchase. Who doesn’t love a gift with purchase—I know I certainly do.
As you can see from looking around my blog, I love butterflies. So, I was especially pleased when this set contained a beautiful side view butterfly. I truly wish, Stampin’ Up! would include more side view butterflies in their stamp sets. Sometimes, you want to place them on a flower, and the full-on butterfly doesn’t seem to work quite as well.
Have you tried the Stampin’ Up! Blends alcohol markers? Wow, they are so easy to use, and you get amazing results with minimal effort. Be sure to check out my video below for some hints to great coloring.
Hopefully, you are now inspired to create your own A Touch of Ink Thinking of You card.
Thick Basic White cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Bumble Bee cardstock (1st layer) — 3-3/4 x 5
Basic White cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
So Saffron cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-3/4 x 4
Basic White cardstock (scrap) — stamp and fussy-cut Butterfly, color with Blends
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It seems as though I always need thank you cards; I especially love this Forever Blossoms thank you card. The Forever Blossoms stamp set is so versatile, especially with the matching CherryBlossom dies.
I colored the Forever Blossoms images with the SU! Blends Alcohol Markers. Yes, coloring can seem intimidating. However, it isn’t. Just a few simple tricks, and you, too, can create beautifully colored images.
Take a moment to watch my video below and learn just how simple coloring with SU! Blends can be!
Hopefully, you will take time to create this lovely Forever Blossoms Thank You card.
I love the look of my Parisian Beauty Birthday Card. I had such a fun time putting all the parts together to form a beautiful but elegant card.
Repetition stamping can sometimes be quite tricky. However, the Parisian Beauty sentiment easily lines up; don’t be afraid to try it. Did you notice the beautiful embossed background? I used the Country Floral 3D embossing folder. One of my very favorites!
I find it helps to repeat a color three times on my cards. In particular, the gold-edged ribbon, the gold on the Golden Honey DSP, and the gold embossed Eiffel tower. Consequently, the color repetition helps your eye travel across the card and adds continuity to the design.
Did you notice the fleur-de-lis stamped in Blushing Bride? It adds just that touch of color to tie everything together. I love my simple, elegant card. Hopefully, you are inspired to stamp your own Parisian Beauty Birthday card.
I’ve always wanted to travel to Paris. Visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, walk down the Champs-Elysées, and as might be expected, eat french pastries. Well, a girl can dream. However, my Parisian Beauty Amour card does put me in mind of all things french.
You can add visual interest on the inside of your card by tapping off the ink before stamping your cardstock. This technique not only makes your card interesting, but it also adds a subtle reminder of your main focal image. Why not make your own Parisian Beauty Amour card?
Mint Macaron cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Mint Macaron cardstock (embossed layer) — 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/4 x 5
Black Foil Sheet (layer) — 3-1/8 x 4-5/8 (die-cut Amour from this layer)
Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 3 x 4-1/4
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Coloring the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set is so satisfying. I especially love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The Good Morning stamp set, on page 38 of the 2019-2020 annual catalog is part of the larger Magnolia Lane Suite. The suite contains many beautiful products to help you create amazing cards. Check out the Magnolia Lane Suite in my ONLINE STORE!
Just some simple coloring with the Stampin’ Blends and you have a lovely card.
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The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is set to release on September 4, 2019. Just contact me at [email protected], and I will provide you with your very own complimentary copy.
Thick Whisper White cardstock (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″
Thick Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamp the Magnolia with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color with Mossy Meadow combo pack, Petal Pink combo pack, Soft Suede combo pack, Pineapple Punch light Stampin’ Blends
Whisper White scrap 1″ x 3″ stamp sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Die-cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies
My Floral Essence card uses the Monet inspired images of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.
Sometimes we need a beautiful card. This card fills that need! Just add a simple stamped image using the Floral Essence stamp set and a few die cut leaves. I think most anyone would really appreciate and love this card.
You can CLICK HERE to view all the items in the Perennial Essence Suite on pages 106-108 in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog
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If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would LOVE to be yours! Just contact me at [email protected] and I will provide you with your very own complimentary copy.
Imagine all the amazing cards you could create using this inspired Designer Series Paper!
Gorgeous Grape cardstock (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″; scored at 5-1/2″
Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″
Purple Posy cardstock 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
Whisper White cardstock 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Whisper White cardstock (inside card) 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White and Mossy Meadow cardstock scraps for stamped flower and die cut leaves
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