Stampin’ Up! Penned and Painted for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  If this is your first hop, thanks for coming.  We’re just a group of ladies who love Stampin’ Up! products and like making pretty projects with them.  Each week, we all play along with a common sketch or color challenge.  You get to hop thru all our blogs and see how many different ways we’ve all interpreted the challenge!!  If this is not your first time here, then welcome back and we thank you for spending some time with us! 🙂

This week, we had a sketch challenge.

I decided to make my diagonal element a little differently and I used a couple of techniques, all working together, to craft my card, using the lovely Penned & Painted stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Penned & Painted Just a Note 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I used layering, masking and a sort of modified spotlighting technique to create this card.  Let’s get started, shall we? 🙂

First I cut three rectangular panels from Shimmery White card stock.  I stacked them up on my work surface, using a tiny little piece of SNAIL between each piece to hold them in place.

I started by stamping the smaller flower image from Penned & Painted, in Stazon Jet Black ink around the panel – making sure to get a few images that went off the edges.

Penned & Painted Just a Note 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
While I had the stamp out and inked up, I stamped an image onto two sticky notes and fussy cut them.  I laid my masks over the flowers on the card and then stamped the large flower around the panel – overlapping the first flower and – again – being sure to go off the edges a few times.

Once again, I stamped a sticky note with the image and fussy cut it.

I then did the leaves.  Using the two different masks, I masked off the flowers and added the leaves outline image from Penned & Painted.

Once all the outlines were in place, I used a piece of thin Envelope Paper and laid it across my stacked panels – to act as a guide for the diagonal element of the sketch.  Everything above the paper got colored – everything below it remained black & white.

Penned & Painted Masks - Stamps-N-Lingers

I used my masks again and the second and third images for the two flowers in the Penned & Painted set.  I used Blushing Bride for the large flower – I didn’t have to stamp off or anything, just the way the images are made got the depth of color I needed.  On the smaller flower, I used Sweet Sugarplum.  For those, I did stamp off once before stamping the card.  The leaves are done in Pear Pizzazz – I stamped the “veins” image straight, and the “filler” image was stamped off once.  Each flower got a Crushed Curry center with the stamen image in the stamp set.

I decided to add the little ladybug from the same set, so I stamped him a few times all over.  Then I stamped him 5 more times on scrap Shimmery White, colored three of them with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut the body/head.

Penned & Painted Just a Note 3 - Stamps-N-LingersOnce all my stamping was finished, I carefully pulled the layers apart and SNAILd them to their Basic Black mats.  And then I SNAILd them all together (the only trick here is to be sure to keep the panels all right side up!).

I took my little fussy cut ladybugs and popped each of them in place on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also gave them all a quick brush with my Clear Wink of Stella.  You can see that their legs and antennae are on the card front….

Penned & Painted Just a Note 9 - Stamps-N-Lingers
The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes, stamped in Stazon Jet Black ink on Shimmery White and cut with the smallest straight-side oval in the Ovals Layering Framelits.  It’s matted on the smallest scallop-sided oval in the set, cut in Basic Black.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and that was it for the card front.

Penned & Painted Just a Note2 - Stamps-N-Lingers

On the inside, I repeated the flowers and leaves outlines, using my masks, in the top and bottom corner on a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  I colored the flowers and leaves on the top corner, using the same colors and stamping off as I did on the front.  To mimic the front, I left the images in the bottom corner black & white!

Penned & Painted Just a Note 5 - Stamps-N-LingersI SNAILd that panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Pear Pizzazz card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a quick repeat of the colored flowers on both the front…

Penned & Painted Just a Note 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers
…and the back!  Ask me why there’s a flower in the bottom corner of the back of the envelope and not on the flap?  I think you probably know… 😉

Penned & Painted Just a Note 7 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Et Voila!  I’m kind of loving this Penned & Painted stamp set – the flowers are gorgeous and the way the “fill” images work makes the flowers look watercolored.  Imagine the color possibilities!? 😉

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

Have fun on the Hop!



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Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (large art panel and inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (second art panel); 1 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (smallest art panel); 1 3/4″ oval (sentiment)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for large art panel and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for second art panel); 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for smallest art panel); 1 7/8″ scallop oval (sentiment mat)

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Penned and Painted for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. Kathy (cards_by_kp)

    Very creative using the Triple Time and Spotlight techniques for this sketch challenge! The ladybugs add the perfect touch to this lovely card.

  2. sandimaciver2015

    Very cool Card Mary, great way to add the masking technique, spotlight technique and triple time to the sketch challenge.

  3. Well check that out!!!! How cool. Very creative 😀 Love all the techniques. You go girl 😀

  4. Thanks so much, Heather! 🙂

  5. That’s awesome Mary! Great take on the sketch, love the colors too! 🙂

  6. Beth's Fancy Stamping

    Love the depth of the flowers, lovely masking! And the ladybugs are my favorite!

  7. HJ

    Beautiful card. I love the soft colors, the addition of the ladybugs and that you give all the tips we need to create this beauty ourselves. TFS

  8. Thanks so much, HJ! 🙂

  9. Kristi

    How creative Mary, you packed so many techniques in one card and they all look beautiful together, very fun!

  10. Thank you, Kristi! 🙂

  11. Wow Mary you made a super card using all of those awesome techniques! Beautiful!

  12. Thanks, Jari! We all made great cards today, I thought! 🙂

  13. Patrice Halliday-Larsen

    Love your take on the sketch 🙂 such a nice card

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