Saturday, January 14, 2023

Stamping Inkspiration January Blog Hop Glimmer & Shine Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspiration January Blog Hop as we start off 2023 with a Sketch Challenge with some Glimmer and Shine. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative for the New Year. We will each be using the sketch below to create our projects as well as incorporating some glimmer and shine to add some bling. 

For my card design today, I thought I would have some fun with two of the new Sale-a-bration Rewards available to earn free with a qualifying order. The Adorable Owls stamp set (Level 1 Reward) is so much fun to create with and pairs beautifully with the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (Level 2 Reward). I decided to create a fun birthday card using today's sketch and add some bling using Gold embossing, Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and the new Iridescent Pastel Gems in the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. This sweet card design is perfect for people of all ages and is sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face. 
Products Used:
Adorable Owls stamp set (item #160269) Sale-a-bration Level 1 Reward
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (item #160836) Level 2 Reward 
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Gold & Rose Gold 6"x6" Metallic Specialty Paper (item #156844)
Coastal Cabana Cardstock (item #131297)
Balmy Blue Cardstock (item #146982)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154882)
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154906)
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154830)
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154894)
Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #155519)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Iridescent Pastel Gems (item #160429)
Coastal Cabana Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Stitched Square die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Balmy Blue Cardstock
Small Stitched Label die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Medium Stitched Square die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Owl heat embossed and fussy cut from the Adorable Owls stamp set
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
Strip - 1" x 5 1/4"
This cute card design is easy to assemble and would work well for a variety of occasions. I chose the colors for my card design from the piece of designer series paper from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. I attached the piece of designer series paper to the card front and then added the strip of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper to the card front, lining it up slightly off center, using the dots in the paper design. For the focal layers, I adhered the Basic White square to the Coastal Cabana Square and added it to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, lining up the corners with the Gold paper. 
To create the owl, I heat embossed the image with Gold embossing powder onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and colored it in with Stampin' Blends Markers. I then fussy cut the owl out and adhered it to the center of the Basic White square. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image onto a scrap of Balmy Blue cardstock and die cut it out with the smallest sentiment die from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I attached the sentiment die using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Using the Clear Wink of Stella, I colored in the owl's eyes and party hat to give them a touch of shimmer and I added several of the Iridescent Pastel Gems for a little bling. I love how this cute card turned out and how the different elements add that touch of glimmer and shine to the card design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to get creative and add a little bling to your projects. There are so many wonderful options to explore with the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Don't forget to earn your favorite Sale-a-bration Rewards for free with a qualifying order. 
Now it's time to visit Karen's blog and see what she has created with this month's challenge. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know how our projects inspired you. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 
If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Love the way the owl image pops being embossed.

  2. Such a cute card Tricia, love it x

  3. So cute and sweetie! You could so easily make fun fold cards with this set! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

  4. Such a happy card. Love it Tricia x

  5. Adorable Owls is so right. Love this little guy. You Created such a cheerful card. Thanks for sharing this!💕

  6. Such a cutie, Tricia! Love all the layers and shimmer. Thanks for the inspiration as always. x