Stampin’ Up! So In Love for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

happy-inkin-thursday-blog-hop-bannerI used the Stampin’ Up! So in Love and Falling For You stamp sets to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today.  We’ve got a color challenge and this is what I created for it.

Here are the colors that we’re using this week:

The design for my card was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #211.

I started by inking the flower image from the So In Love stamp set in Sahara Sand ink, stamping it on scrap paper and then stamping it on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I repeated that process and then used an Aqua Painter and a little bit of Blushing Bride ink to watercolor the individual petals.  I tried to be careful not to go outside the lines since I didn’t want the colors to blend much.

I let the watercoloring dry completely and then inked and stamped off the leaf and branch images from the So in Love stamp set in Sahara Sand ink around the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Falling for You stamp set in Soft Suede ink on the Very Vanilla panel, then adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Soft Sky card stock with SNAIL and to a Sahara Sand card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the flower image from the So in Love stamp set again, this time full strength, on a separate panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I used an Aqua Painter and Blushing Bride ink to paint the petals on this flower as well.  I let the flower dry completely and then snipped it out and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card front.  I added three Soft Sky enamel dots from the Subtles Enamel Shapes pack to finish the card front.

I inked and stamped off the flower and leaf images from the So in Love stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock inside the card.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle 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:

  1. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy 

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Soft Sky – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
  • Very Vanilla – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, hand cut image, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! So In Love for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Oh my! Pure gorgeousness!! Such dimension! Love it!! Are you patiently waiting for Thick Very Vanilla like I am?

  2. Absolutely beautiful Amy! Can’t wait to make this! The colors are so delicate, love the way you have placed the foilage!

  3. I love how soft the colors are, to set a special feeling. Those blue enamel dots add just the right touch of color with the layer. So pretty! How do you think of such different ideas every day?!

  4. Wow, what a stunningly beautiful card Amy! You made me fall in love (haha) with these sets. And now I’ve got a gorgeous card to CASE 😉

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