Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stylin' Thank You

#stampinup  I'm always looking for new stamping challenges to play in. I find that challenges really spur my creativity. Challenges are especially helpful on those hectic days when I've spent a whole day at work and a family activities filled evening and, yikes, I still have to create a card and get it on the blog. I work best under pressure.

I met a fellow stamper at this summer's #InspireCreateShare Stampin' Up #Convention2015 who I'd been stalking on line for a while. Her name is Diana Eichfeld and I really love her stamping style--and I told her so when I met her. She told me that I should visit the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog because they post challenges almost every day! I highly recommend that YOU stop over at the blog for some SSINKspiration, too!

The September color challenge has a great color combination. I don't think I would have thought of this myself--and that's another reason to play along in challenges. 

Every time I see a challenge with Hello Honey--especially if it's pictured in a hexagon, I think of the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. For this card, I wanted the embossing to really stand out. 

I stamped a sentiment from the "Tin of Cards" stamp set in Chocolate Chip onto a scrap of Pool Party and punched it out with the 2" Circle Punch. I also stamped a small butterfly from the "Papillon Potpourri" set in Chocolate Chip onto a Pool Party scrap and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

I adhered the Hello Honey layer to a Chocolate Chip mat and wrapped a length of Pool Party 1/4" Cotton Ribbon around the layers before adhering them to a Pool Party card base. 

Finally, I adhered the sentiment and butterfly to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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  1. Thanks for the shout out and the love! Your card is awesome! That sentiment is one of my favorites! Thanks for playing with us this week at SSINKspiration!!

  2. Simply beautiful!! I love the chocolate chip stamped on the pool party! Thank for playing along with us at SSINK!

  3. Great simple way to use the colors. The butterfly is a great accent to the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!

  4. I love this card, especially the small butterfly! Thank you for playing along with the SSInkspiration Challenge. :)

  5. I love the simplicity of your card. It is a truly amazing use of the color challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at SSINKspiration!

  6. Great job!!!! Thanks for playing with Ssink!

  7. Very pretty card and I do love this embossing folder with the Hello Honey cardstock, great job! Thanks for playing along with us on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog!