Stampin’ Up! Mediterranean Moments Wonderful Friend

I used the Stampin’ Up! Mediterranean Moments stamp set to create my card to share with you today.


My card design was inspired by My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 316.


I started by inking the larger image from the Mediterranean Moments stamp set in Soft Suede ink and stamping it on scrap paper, then stamping it on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I sponged the edges of the panel with Soft Suede ink and then adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Soft Suede card stock with SNAIL.


I sponged the edges of a wide strip of Cupcakes & Carousels DSP with Soft Suede ink and I adhered it to the Soft Suede card stock panel with SNAIL.  I wrapped a strand of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the panel over the seam between the two papers and adhered it on the back of the panel with tape.  I wrapped a strand of Linen Thread around the Lace Trim twice and tied a bow and then adhered the layered panel to the So Saffron card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I stamped the smaller image from the Mediterranean Moments stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and I used the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to add a little color to the image.  I was careful to try not to over blend so that the image didn’t smudge.  I cut the image out with a Layering Circles Framelits Die, sponged the edge with Soft Suede card stock and then adhered the die cut to a Layering Circles Framelits die cut from Soft Suede card stock with SNAIL.  I adhered the layered circles to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I stamped the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I cut the sentiment out with the banner die from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies, sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink and adhered it to the circle die cut with SNAIL.  I added a single Calypso Coral enamel dot from the Subtles Enamel Shapes pack to the sentiment banner to finish the card front.


I inked the smaller image from the Mediterranean Moments stamp set in Soft Suede ink, stamped it on scrap paper and then stamped it on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock inside the card.

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Soft Suede – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Layering Circles Framelits die cut
  • Very Vanilla – 2-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, Layering Circles Framlits die cut, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits die cut, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack – 1″x 5-1/8″ panel

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Mediterranean Moments Wonderful Friend

  1. I’ve been waiting to see what you’d create with this stamp set. I love it but couldn’t imagine what to do with it! You showcase it beautifully–as I knew you would! Love how you use the big one as a background and highlight the small stamp in color in the circle. The sponging adds to the feel of being there. Great card!

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