I used the Serene Silhouettes stamp set and my Stampin’ Up! Clear-Mount Blocks to create a cool background. The technique is called Ink Block Stamping and I’ve created a quick photo tutorial showing you how I created the focal image. You can see the tutorial here.
My card design is loosely based on the Pals Paper Arts 224 sketch.
And the colors for my card were inspired by Fab Friday 52.
I started by inking the ink splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Tangelo Twist, stamping it off once on scrap paper, then stamping it on a panel of Tangelo Twist card stock. I stamped the image three times in Tangelo Twist, then inked up the same image in Blackberry Bliss ink, stamped it off once, then stamped it on the panel. I repeated the process with the Blackberry Bliss ink twice.
I wrapped a strand of Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the panel and adhered it with SNAIL. Then I used my Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat and the Essentials Paper Piercing Template pack and I pierce two rows of scallops on either side of the ribbon. I adhered the pierced panel to a panel of Blackberry Bliss card stock with SNAIL, then to a Blackberry Bliss card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the image from the Serene Silhouette stamp set in StazOn Jet Black Ink on a Whisper White panel. I used the Ink Block Stamping technique (you can see my tutorial here) to add Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss to the background of the image. I let the image dry completely, then adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card front.
I used the Ink Block Stamping technique with Blackberry Bliss ink and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to create the background for the sentiment circles. I stamped the sentiment from the A Round Array stamp set in StazOn Jet Black on the Blackberry Bliss panel and punched it out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch, then stamped the image again in StazOn Jet Black Ink on the Tuxedo Black panel and punched it out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. I adhered the circles together, then to the card front with SNAIL.
I pulled a few strands of the metallic silver from the Silver Bakers Twine, tucked them under the sentiment and adhered them with tape to the back of the stamped panel. I also added one little Rhinestone Basic Jewel next to the sentiment circles to finish the card front.
I used my Sponge Daubers to ink up the Serene Silhouettes image with Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss inks. I stamped the image on a Whisper White panel, then adhered it inside the card.
You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
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- Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
- Tangelo Twist – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
- Whisper White –2″ x 4-1/2″ panel, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Love love love everything about this card! The colors! The little “For you” punched circle! So cute!
Thanks Nada! So glad that you liked it. 🙂
This is so pretty, Amy! I love the colors with this image. The ribbon and piercing are the perfect layers for the sketch! Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!
Thanks so much Dawn! My card was a little stretch from the sketch. 😉
Amy, I let out an audible ‘WOW” as I opened your blog and saw this card. This is absolutely stunning! Love it!
Thanks so much Terri! The colors are definitely bold and it’s a little different than my normal style. 🙂
Amy, You know just how to use colors that pop! This is a combination I would never think to try without your inspiration. Stunning!
Thanks so much Melanie! I definitely wouldn’t have put these together myself either. That’s why I love challenges…they push me outside my comfort zone. 🙂
Hi Amy. So glad to have found your blog! Absolutely love what you did with the background! I thought it was beautifully done. I also look at some of your other work and truly impressed with your style. Just gorgeous! I love Stampin’ up! products and when I stumbled on blogs that used Stampin’ Up! products I get excited! I always want to see what they do with Stampin’ Up! stamps and supplies. I am bookmarking you! Thanks for sharing your ideas, thoughts process, and inspiring me! Have a wonderful day!
Thanks so much! I’m glad that you liked my card today. I appreciate your comments! 🙂
Such a stunning card Amy!! I love all the fantastic details that make this card just gorgeous 🙂 You put a lot of care into those details and they add such a beautiful wow 😉 Going to add this one to my favorites!!
Thanks so much Jill, I’m glad that you liked the little details. It was a fun card to make and turned out much differently than I’d originally planned. 🙂
Amy…once again – WOW!!!! Darn I wish we lived closer as I think that we could have soooo much fun creating cards together! This is a true work of art…..way to go in thinking out of the box for the challenge this week!
Thanks Susan! I wish that we lived closer too, I’d love to meet you. Definitely give me a call if you’re ever in Atlanta! 🙂
Beautiful, Amy! What a wonderful way to use these colors. Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge.
Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment Brian! 🙂
Love these rich colors as your background…looks like a sunset! The scallop piercing is a fantastic detail as well! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!
Thanks so much for stopping by to leave me a comment!! 🙂