Stampin’ Up! Helping Me Grow for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Helping Me Grow stamp set to create my card for the monthly Totally Techniques blog hop.  This month we’re focusing on stenciling.

Here is my card:

Helping Me Grow - Stamp With Amy K

The flowers on my project were inspired by Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #49.

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I started by adhering strips of Post-It Note Tape along the edges of a Thick Whisper White card base.  I lined the edges of the tape up with the edge of the card front, leaving a rectangle in the center open for stenciling.

Helping Me Grow 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I used my Clarity Stencil Brushes and I stenciled Flirty Flamingo (available June 1), Peekaboo Peach (available June 1) and Daffodil Delight inks over the rectangle opening.

Helping Me Grow 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the flower image from the Helping Me Grow photopolymer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink over the stenciled area, then carefully removed the Post-It Note Tape.  I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink under the stenciled image and added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel to finish the card front.

Helping Me Grow 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I inked the flower image from the Helping Me Grow stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink, stamped it on scrap paper once, then stamped it on a panel of Whisper White card stock inside the card.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Okay, on with the hop!  Click the banner below to move forward to Lee Conrey’s fantastic project.

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If you get lost along the way, here is a list of the participants in the Totally Techniques Blog Hop:

  1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
  2. Amy Koenders – USA <= You Are Here
  3. Lee Conrey – USA
  4. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
  5. Marine Wiplier – France
  6. Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
  7. Heather Wright-Porto – USA
  8. Nadine Weiner – Germany

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Helping Me Grow for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop

  1. Hi Amy! I was so delighted to see this card on your blog today! This was the thank you card you sent me with my recent order. I was admiring it when I got it in the mail, and wondered what colors you used on it. I absolutely LOVE it and will be ordering the new colors that you used on it. So rather than use sponge daubers, you used the brushes to apply the ink? The look is so soft and beautiful!

  2. I love the gorgeous blendy look of your background! The flowers look fantastic against these colors. I bet you’ve seen some of these colors in the Mediterranean sky 🙂 You even added some star bling sparkle, lol!!

  3. I absolutely love the clean lines around the coloring and image. My favorite kind of card too! Clean and simple. I’m glad you entered it into the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.

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