The Crafty Collaborations Team
The Crafty Collaborations team is comprised of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. Each month, we participate in several collaborative projects including blog hops, like this one, to inspire all of us in our passion for crafting. Our goal is to create, share, and inspire every crafter to keep our creative energy flowing.
Today's Hop: A Crafty Challenge With The 2021-2023 In Colors
Today, the Crafty Collaborations Team is bringing you projects featuring the 2021-2023 In Colors. I chose to use the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Stamp Set and Artistic Dies for this card, incorporating Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent In Color inks.
The Artistically Inked stamp set features stamps that create a unique watercolor look and greetings/sentiments that can be used any time you want to say thanks, hello, or convey your best wishes.
Stamp Set: Artistically Inked
Dies: Artistic Dies, Layering Circles Dies
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent
Cardstock: Basic White, Polished Pink
Ribbon & Trim: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (white)
Embellishments: Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack (adhesive-backed sequins), Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Coloring Tools: Blending Brush
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal (or Stampin' Seal+), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Other: Pencil, Eraser (such as the Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser)
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (SUCE*)
Optional: Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems super easy!)
Optional: low tack tape for holding dies in place when running them through the SUCE, such as washi tape or, my absolute favorite, "Spellbinders - Best Ever Craft Tape" (yes, that is what it is named; it can be found from various online shops)
*SUCE (noun, homophone) / soo-kee): the abbrevivated, short-hand name for the Stampin' Up! Cut and Emboss machine. The term SUCE was invented by Barry and Jay of Mitosu Crafts (check out their amazing YouTube videos); the term SUCE was inspired by their cat named Sukie (also pronounced soo-kee, thus creating the homophone) =)
Card Base: Polished Pink measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: Basic White measuring 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer #2: Polished Pink measuring 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer #3 - Inside: Basic White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Stamping & Die Cutting (Leaves): Basic White approximately 7" x 2"
Stamping & Die Cutting (Single Flower): Basic White approximately 2" x 2"
Stamping & Die Cutting (Sentiment): Basic White 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all paper as described above
Using the 5th largest layering circle die, position the die on Layer #1 Basic White and trace the circle with a pencil (position centered horizontally and vertically)
Stamp the medium Artistically Inked flower at the top left area of the traced circle in Polished Pink ink
Stamp the same stamp (medium flower) at the bottom right area of the traced circle in Polished Pink ink
Clean your stamp
Stamp the medium Artistically Inked flower at the top right area of the traced circle in Pale Papaya ink -- be sure to leave some space between the top flowers where the leaves will be placed
Stamp the medium Artistically Inked flower at the bottom left area of the traced circle in Pale Papaya ink -- be sure to leave some space between the bottom flowers where the leaves will be placed
Stamp the medium Artistically Inked flower on Basic White cardstock (2" x 2") in Pale Papaya ink
Die cut the flower
Stamp the single leaf image twice (one angled to the left, the other towards the right) between the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya flowers on the left in Soft Succulent Ink
Stamp the single leaf image twice (one angled to the left, the other towards the right) between the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya flowers on the right in Soft Succulent Ink
Stamp the double leaves image three times on Basic White Cardstock (7" x 2") in Soft Succulent Ink
Die cut each stem of leaves
Adhere one stem of leaves at the top of the circle, between the left Polished Pink image and the right Pale Papaya image
Adhere one stem of leaves at t he bottom of the circle, between the left Pale Papaya image and the right Polished Pink image
Die cut the 5th largest layering circle from the ink blended cardstock
Erase the pencil lines
Adhere the inside layer of Basic White to the inside of the card
Adhere the last stem of leaves to the bottom right of the inside of the card
Adhere the Pale Papaya die cut flower to the inside of the card, towards the bottom right corner and slightly overlapping the stem of leaves
On Basic White cardstock, lightly blend Polished Pink ink, with the blending brush, in an area large enough to fit the 5tth largest layering circle (approximately 2 1/2" x 2 1/2")
Stamp the sentiment on the die cut circle
Adhere the sentiment in the area where the traced circle was placed with Stampin' Dimensionals
Adorn the card with the adhesive-backed sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack (I put one of the largest sequins on the center of each flower)
Adorn the card with a white baker's twine bow (from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack); adhere the bow with a Mini Glue Dot
Hold the bow in place and curl the twine with snips/scissors (like you would curl gift-wrap ribbon)
On top of the bow, adhere one sequin from the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the center of the bow with a Mini Glue dot (or liquid glue)
Share What You Created From This Card
I hope you enjoyed this project. If it has inspired you to recreate this card or gave you inspiration for a different card, I'd love to see it! You can post a photo to either Facebook (in the Crafting in The Stamping Nook group) and/or on Instagram (tag @thestampingnook and use #thestampingnook).
Hop Along With The Crafty Collaborations Team
Now, let's dig into more collaborative and inspirational fun. Grab a beverage, sit back, and enjoy the hop! I hope you find awesome ideas and inspiration for your projects.
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Let's Connect, Share & Learn Together
Virtual Card Classes via Zoom
I offer live card classes open to everyone globally. If you're in the US, there are options for class kits to go, with prepared, precut project materials, PDF tutorials, live class via Zoom, with an additional $15 in Stampin' Up! products at no additional chage -- all with free shipping. For those outside the US, you will receive the PDF tutorials and the live class via Zoom.
Classes will be saved for viewing for up to 30 days. You also have the option to save the video(s) to your device so you can watch them anytime you want.
Find all my events and classes in one place! Have you ever used Meetup? What is Meetup? Meetup is a service used to organize online groups that host in-person and virtual events for people with similar interests. My vision for this group is to gather crafters together -- online and/or in person (when possible) -- for a fun time creating projects, learning new techniques, and of course, meeting other likeminded crafters. This group is for anyone and everyone, no matter your skill level. This group is open to everyone, globally!
I schedule events for making cards, scrapbooking, gift packaging, and more. I also coordinate my card classes to go via Meetup.
Crafting In The Stamping Nook Facebook Group
As a creative coach, I am here to help you with your projects -- I do not have to be your demonstrator for me to help! We are a community of crafters learning from each other! Members are encouraged to share crafty and DIY projects of all types (and of any brand), share tips, and of course meet others with the same crafting passion. I often share my projects, tutorials, etc., and of course, incorporate fun activities as well (prizes included)! I hope you join & participate so I can learn from you too! Everyone is welcome -- demonstrators included!
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