I used the Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here stamp set from the upcoming 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog to create my card for the Happy Stampers blog hop. We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I made for it.
Here are the colors that we’re using this week:
I started by stamping the swing, bird, sentiment and flowerpot images from the Sitting Here photopolymer stamp set (available June 1) in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a panel of watercolor paper.
I used my Aqua Painter along with Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry inks to paint the stamped images. Then I stamped the image of the swing shadow from the Sitting Here stamp set in Sahara Sand ink under the swing on the watercolor panel.
I stamped the pillow images from the Sitting Here stamp set in Basic Gray Archival ink on a separate panel of watercolor paper and I watercolored them with Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron inks. Once everything had dried, I snipped the rectangular pillow out and punched the round pillow with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and I adhered them both to the watercolor panel with Glue Dots.
I brushed the edges of the watercolor panel with Sahara Sand ink and a Clarity Stenciling Brush, then adhered the panel to a panel of Basic Gray card stock with Fast Fuse Adhesive and to a Mint Macaron card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a single It’s My Party Enamel Dot (retiring) next to the sentiment to finish the card front.
I inked the swing image from the Sitting Here stamp set in Sahara Sand ink, stamped it on scrap paper once, then stamped it on a panel of watercolor paper inside the card.
You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
Alright, on with the hop! Click the button below to hop over to see what Mary Deatherage has created today.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:
- Sandi MacIver
- Amy Koenders – You Are Here
- Mary Deatherage
- Jari Francis
- Kristi Gray
- Heather Wright-Porto
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base
- Basic Gray – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
- Watercolor Paper – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
oh wow Amy, that turned out absolutely beautifully and the colors were just perfect for it. I love that new stamp set!.
Thanks Sandi! 🙂
Sweet card Amy. I’m already to sit and swing on a hot summer night. Days gone by for sure.
Thanks so much Beth! Glad that you liked it. 🙂
Ooohhhh this is so pretty!!! I continue to be amazed at your talent!!!
Thank you Vicky! 🙂
I love the gentle elegance Amy, So pretty.
Thanks so much Priscilla! 🙂
This card has a delicate touch of coloring which makes it so lovely.
Thanks so much Marlene! 🙂
Beautiful and lovely card – really like the addition of the stamped-off half-a-swing on the inside! 🙂
Thanks Mary! 🙂
Wow, such a gorgeous soft creation today 🙂 Love the way you added the color and depth with the pillows. I’m with Beth, I’d love to sit awhile and swing. I just need the swing, lol!
Thanks Jill! Sitting and swinging sounds awesome to me! 🙂
What an awesome card for today! I love a front porch swing, and this one is so inviting Beautifully done!
Thanks so much Jari! 🙂
Love the stamp set, your card and the colors!
Thanks Gail! It’s definitely one of my favorite stamp sets too! 🙂
Slow getting around to everything but always make sure I check your blog…so glad I did for this is an absolutely beautiful card. I’m a porch swing girl! Great card and great colors. TFS
Thanks Susan! 🙂
Very beautiful card Amy…soft and pretty 😀
Thanks Heather! 🙂
Wow! Your card is perfectly beautiful. My Grandma had a porch swing… lots of memories.
Thanks Melanie, I love this new stamp set. 🙂