Stampin’ Up! Falling in Love with Beautiful You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Today’s color challenge is a good one – excellent color combination (at least IMHO!).  I hope that you’ll spend a little time browsing all our projects and then gathering your goodies to play along! 

And here ’tis!

I confess, I went ahead with an obvious choice and pulled out my Falling In Love DSP.  And why wouldn’t I?  It’s gorgeous!  To that pretty paper, I added a few images from Beautiful You – and a surprise entry from Mediterranean Moments.  And I employed a few techniques:  watercoloring, masking and paper-piecing!   Take a look-see:

The layout is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week!

When I saw the colors, I thought I do a little watercoloring, so – even before I saw the sketch – I made a watercolor panel, using my alcohol-filled Aqua Painter.  And then I set it aside for when I’d need it.

The next afternoon, I came back to my desk and saw this…

No – don’t focus on the paper-filled trash bag or the bits of flotsam and jetsam on the floor.  The thing that struck fear in my heart….my watercolor panel sitting all lonesome – just waiting for the slobbery teeth of Finn-Chewie!  Fortunately – I got there ahead of him to save it!

And then I didn’t even use the panel after all – it was too big for the card! 🙂

I started with two pieces of Falling in Love DSP that I matted on Sahara Sand card stock.  I SNAILd the smaller panel to the card front.

For the art panel, I used a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Then I added my Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Saharah Sand watercolor with my Aqua Painter.

The next layer is the stylish image from Beautiful You, stamped over the watercolor in Sahara Sand.  Then I stamped her again on a sticky note, cut her out to be a mask, and stuck it over the lady on the card.  I pulled out the pretty street scene image from Mediterranean Moments, inked it in Sahara Sand and very lightly stamped it off.  Then I stamped right over the masked lady, letting the stamp rest in place for a few extra moments to account for the mask.

I made her dress by stamping her again on a piece of the lace design paper in Falling in Love.  Then I just snipped the dress out and adhered it to the art panel with Liquid Glue.  I did the same for her hat, using a piece of Soft Sky paper in the DSP pack.  The panel is matted on Sahara Sand and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used two sentiments from Beautiful You, and I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp both of them.  I added one directly to the art panel in Sahara Sand.  The second sentiment is stamped on a strip of Shimmery White card stock, that I’d brushed with a little Blushing Bride using my Aqua Painter.  I snipped a banner end with my Paper Snips.

I made a little banner mat from some Vellum card stock and adhered it to the art panel with Liquid Glue, then I popped the sentiment over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the card front with some Pearl Basic Embellishments – a few on the art panel and one tiny seed pearl in each of the flowers on the middle DSP panel.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the birthday greeting from Beautiful You in Sahara Sand in the middle of a Shimmery White panel.  Over that, I added one of the watercolor images from Beautiful You – in stamped-off-once Soft Sky.

I SNAILd the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and into my Soft Sky card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Sahara Sand Beautiful You image.  Over her, I stamped the watercolor image in stamped-off-once Soft Sky…

…and I added more of the Falling in Love DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Watercolor.  Paper Piecing.  Masking.  All in one soft and pretty card!  I love this stamp set – it’s so elegant and stylish!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers 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!


Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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Soft Sky Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for art panel)

Shimmery White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2″ x 3″ (art panel); 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner)

Falling in Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 4 1/2″ (middle DSP panel); envelope flap

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34 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Falling in Love with Beautiful You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So pretty Mary! The images are perfect with those soft colors and I love your background DSP choices! 🙂

  2. How can I say this is one of your best and leave myself open to say it again tomorrow or the next day, ad infinitum? It’s so delicate, dainty and delightful. These stamp sets are on my bucket list as my last hurrah as a demonstrator in May 🙂 When I saw the hat, I thought…if you mask part of her head and stamp it upside down, it could become a flower pot, yes? I have not done anything with alcohol and ink but I’m sure there is a tutorial somewhere for it. Have a terrific Thursday and I look forward to a fun Friday with Finn!

    • LOL! Thank you so much, Karen! I was pleased with how it turned out! I think maybe her hat could be a flower pot – looking forward to seeing what you create with this beautiful stamp set! 🙂

  3. Kate Stockman


  4. Elisha

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful layering and water coloring! Love it👍

  5. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Very snazzy card!

  6. This is just stunning! I love how you used the water coloring and the street scene behind your woman. Way to make it go up several notches! Super job with the DSP choices, too!

  7. Wows, this is one gorgeous card! The layers and colors and stampin’ are just awesome. I have to say a big thanks for linking this up with our sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  8. So pretty—love the watercolor washing you do. Card is so delicate!

  9. Helen

    You’re a clever possum! Love the street scene in the background. Meanwhile – Mr Finn, Oh the face!!

  10. Ellie Peckler

    Absolutely stunning, Mary. Absolutely love it! – Ellie

  11. JoEllen Zabel

    Absolutely gorgeous

  12. juliejphoto

    You know, I get tired of stunning, gorgeous, beautiful!!!! However, they all apply to your cards. Every day you manage to astound me with your creativity. I love the colors of this one. So soft and feminine. Why do you use alcohol instead of water??

    • Thanks, Julie! I appreciate that you have this problem and that you like my cards! 🙂 When we were at OnStage, one of the demonstrators who did a…well…demonstration!… told us about using rubbing alcohol in her Aqua Painters. She said the alchohol is a little thicker than water, so it flows really smoothly. I immediately came home and replaced my water with alcohol and haven’t looked back since! She was right – it does flow better. Give it a try! 🙂

  13. So pretty Mary!! I love your use of the DSP with your coloring!

  14. Wow! This is a beautifully designed card! There isn’t one thing I don’t love about it! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  15. Angela McKay

    Stunning!! These colours come together so perfectly with the sketch! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

  16. Great use of the different stamps and the different patterns of dsp. Makes a cute card. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


  17. Beautiful card. Love everything about it, design, colors, DSP and stamps! Hope all is well.

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