Stampin’ Up! By the Bay for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month we are all creating projects with a “Birthday” theme and I’m featuring the By the Bay stamp set bundle for my project.

My card design was inspired by the Fusion Sketch Challenge this week.

I started by adhering a panel from the Wood Textures DSP Stack to an Early Espresso card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then I stamped the image from the By the Bay stamp set (Sale-a-bration item) in StazOn Jet Black ink on a panel of watercolor paper.  I used an Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink to do a watercolor wash for the sky background on the stamped image.

I used Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Gray Granite and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Makers to color the rest of the stamped image and then took a Blender Pen and blended the ink a bit to give it the watercolor look.  I let the image dry completely and then cut the center of the image with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the “frame” watercolor panel and then adhered that panel to a panel of Balmy Blue card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the die cut center with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card front and then added a gold pearl from the Metallic Pearls pack to finish the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and the shell image from the By the Bay stamp set in Early Espresso and Balmy Blue inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock to finish the inside of the card.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Shirley Gentry created.





If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Connie Troyer
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Shirley Gentry
  8. Amy Koenders <= you are here

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Balmy Blue – 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel
  • Watercolor Paper – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

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