Saturday, June 11, 2022

Stamping Inkspirations June Blog Hop Shades of Blue Color Challenge

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations June Blog Hop and this month we have a Color Challenge using Shades of Blue. Blue is my favorite color, so I am so excited about this month's theme and the chance to share some of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful colors with you all. Our talented Design Team will be sharing their own amazing projects and ideas to help inspire you to explore the many beautiful blues that Stampin' Up! has to offer. 
I was so happy when the new 2022-2024 In Colors came out last month, as there are three beautiful new blues included that make my heart happy. I chose to use these colors - Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky for my clean and simple card design and I love how these pretty colors work together. I chose the Hydrangea Haven stamp set to create my background design and the Celebrating You stamp set for the sentiment. 
Products Used:
Hydrangea Haven stamp set (item #158210)
Celebrating You stamp set (item #158028)
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Starry Sky Cardstock (item #159263)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Starry Sky Classic Ink Pad (item #159212)
Orchid Oasis Classic Ink Pad (item #159214)
Tahitian Tide Classic Ink Pad (item #159210)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Basic Pearl Jewels (item #144219)
Blender Pen (item #102845)
Starry Sky Cardstock 
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with Stylish Shapes Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and I thought they would be perfect for this Shades of Blue card design. I stamped the outline images with Starry Sky Classic ink onto Basic White cardstock. I used Tahitian Tide Classic ink to stamp the background solid image for the large floral clusters and I used Orchid Oasis Classic ink, stamped off once, to stamp the solid smaller floral background images. For the leaves, I used a Blender Pen to gently blend the ink from the stamped Starry Sky outline images, to create a soft look to the leaves. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Celebrating You stamp set with White embossing powder and die cut the label with the Stylish Shapes Dies. I trimmed off the left side of the banner label and adhered it to the right side of the card front. To finish off the card design, I added small Basic Pearls to the centers of the single flowers to step up the card design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own wonderful projects with the beautiful blues that Stampin' Up! has to offer. There are so many wonderful coordinating products to choose from to help make your crafting experience enjoyable and stress-free. 
Now it's time to visit Teri's wonderful blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Such a pretty card Tricia, love this set x

  2. Lovely card Tricia, the blues you chose work so well together.

  3. Wonderful way to showcase simple stamping and coloring. Thank you.

  4. This is lovely Tricia, great card, thanks for sharing x