Stampin’ Up! Beachy Little Christmas for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

I used the cute Beachy Little Christmas stamp set from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today.  We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I created for it…I got a little creative and turned typical baby card colors into a Christmas card!

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

My card design was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #233.

And the beach theme for my card was inspired by Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 111.

I started by adhering a panel of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to a Thick Very Vanilla card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Then I stamped the sand image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set in Crumb Cake ink across the bottom of a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the tree image from the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set (available Sept 1) in VersaMark Ink on the panel, sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I repeated that process for the sentiment as well.

I used a Blender Pen and Soft Sky and Blushing Bride inks to color the images on the Christmas Tree, then I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Gold Foil Sheets with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the layered panel to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added a gold enamel dot from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack to finish it.

I stamped the sentiment from the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set in VersaMark ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I stamped the shells in Blushing Bride and Soft Sky inks to finish the inside of 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:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Very Vanilla – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel
  • Gold Foil Sheets – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beachy Little Christmas for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. This is really pretty Amy! I won’t be getting this stamp set, probably, but I Never say never! Well, almost never. You did a fantastic job with both challenges. sure to be a winner!

  2. What a gorgeous card. The colors are beautiful. A very lovely and elegant card. I definitely want the stamp sets. Kathy sinnamon

  3. Wow Amy.. I absolutely ADORE this! I’m really thinking maybe I need these stamps now! This came together just perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

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