Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Place for the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop!  I was so honored when Carolina Evans asked me to join this international design team blog hop.  This is a group of amazing stampers so be sure to hop through the full line up below so that you can see all of the projects!

I chose to use the Peaceful Place stamp set and I did a little watercoloring with a Blender Pen for my project.

I started by stamping the image from the Peaceful Place stamp set in StazOn Jet Black ink on a panel of Watercolor Paper.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in the following colors to add some ink to the image: Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow.

Once I had the basic color on the panel, I used a Blender Pen and colored over the image to soften the lines and do a little shading.  After I’d finished coloring, I adhered the “framing” around the edges with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The frame was cut from a panel of Wood Textures DSP.  Once I had the frame adhered, I adhered the watercolor panel to a Shaded Spruce card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Enjoy Life photopolymer stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a panel of White Vellum card stock, sprinkled it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I punched the bottom of the panel with the Banner Triple Punch and then adhered it with Glue Dots hidden under the button.  I tied a bow with Linen Thread through a True Gentleman Button and adhered it with a Glue Dot to the sentiment banner to finish the card front.

I stamped the leaves from the Peaceful Place stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock to finish the inside of the card.

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you’ll join us again next month to see our technique based projects. I’m Amy Koenders and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.


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My card was inspired by Global Design Project #GDP143.  I love this stamp set and the clean designs that you can create with it!

And it also works with the “fresh” theme for As You See It Challenge #178.  Definitely fresh air!


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Shaded Spruce – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack – two 5/8″ x 5-1/4″ strips, two 5/8″ x 4″ strips
  • White Vellum – 2″ x 3-1/2″ panel
  • Watercolor Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel

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40 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Place for the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop

  1. Thank you so much for joining us Amy – gorgeous card too, I’m sure this set will be very popular!

  2. Thank you, Amy – I’m so excited to see this stamp set in use. It’s on my wish list but I’ve been procrastinating a bit. I just love what you’ve created with it! It’s so great to have you on the team!!

  3. Amy, this card is So Beautiful! Definitely worthy of a frame! I love this scene….SU did a bang up job with it! How fun that you used markers and a blender pen; I’ve never tried that~

    • Thanks Roberta! The markers add more ink a lot faster than using an ink pad with a Blender Pen. I basically scribbled the color on with the markers and then ran over it with a Blender Pen to smooth everything out. Super simple! 🙂

    • Thanks Terry! It’s actually really easy to “miter” the frame. I just measured 1/2″ from either end of the two longer panels and made a pencil mark, then used my trimmer to cut it at an angle from the end to the pencil mark. I adhered the two shorter ends first and then added the longer side pieces over the top to give it the mitered look! 🙂

  4. Beautiful job creating that scene, Amy, and I love the wooden frame as well. That sentiment from Enjoy Life is my new favourite! Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It!

  5. What a lovely scene you’ve created, Amy! I have trouble doing “scenes”, but maybe even I could do this one, it’s already laid out for me, LOL! Your coloring is soft and serene and that sentiment matches perfectly! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week!

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