Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers…. so be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I inked up a new-to-me stamp set called Beautiful Day from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I’d seen a lovely card out in the ether that had a large flower embossed on Vellum and colored and I remembered how much I liked the technique.  So, I decided to use the flower in the Beautiful Day stamp set to create my own paper stained glass window.  Take a look-see:

I played along with our color sketch, of course…

..and also borrowed a little inspiration from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge for the layout.

I started with a panel of Whisper White and, with the small triple-flower image in the Beautiful Day stamp set, stamped a few times across the side with Flirty Flamingo.  I inked the image and stamped it three times without re-inking.  And I did that three times.

Did that make sense to you? 😉  

Then I embossed the panel in my Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Berry Burst card stock for the card front.

I wrapped a length of Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding around the end, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse, and set it aside.

The art piece started with a 3 1/4″ square of Vellum card stock.  I inked the large Beautiful Day flower in Versamark, stamped the square, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I colored the flower with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker – coloring some petals several times to darken them.  I also cheated a tad and used some Pear Pizzazz.  Cuz…leaves. 🙂  When it was all dry, I lightly brushed the colored areas with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for a little shine!

I cut a frame from Silver Foil by first cutting a 3 1/4″ square piece, then I used a 2 7/8″ square die from the Squares Layering Framelits to cut out the middle.  I embossed the frame in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Then I used a thin line of Liquid Glue to adhere the frame to the Vellum square.

With Foam Adhesive strips all the way around the edge, I popped the framed square onto a 3 1/4″ square piece of Whisper White and added that to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I cut a banner of Whisper White and, inking just the Happy Birthday portion of the Beautiful Day sentiment image with my Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker, stamped the sentiment.  I cut the ends with my Banner Triple Punch.

I cut a narrow strip of Silver Foil and punched two banner ends with the Banner Triple Punch.  I cut the strip into two pieces, then adhered one piece to each end of the banner with Liquid Glue and stuck the whole thing on to the art.

My embellishment is a Billie Moan bow from Silver Thread, a “regular” bow from the Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, and two Petal Passion Embellishments – all adhered with Glue Dots.  I added some teardrop and round Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked the second portion of the sentiment with my Berry Burst Marker and, with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  I surrounded it with some more of the Flirty Flamingo Beautiful Day flowers.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Berry Burst mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Flirty Flamingo flowers…

…and I gave the envelope flap even more – plus I embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF!

Et Voila!  I love how this Beautiful Day flower looks like a stained-glass window – the Silver embossing looks just like leading, don’t you think?  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 Kristi Gray’s 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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Have fun on the Hop!!




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Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ square (behind art “window); 3/4″ x 3 7/8” (sentiment banner)

Vellum Card Stock: 3 1/4″ square (art “window” panel)

Silver Foil: 3 1/4″ square (cut middle with 2 7/8″ square die to create a frame); 1/2″ x ~1 1/4″ (x2 – banner flags behind the sentiment) 

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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. That was way cool how you embossed the frame. Needless to say, I liked your card a lot!

  2. So pretty Mary! The embossed foil under your flower looks amazing and I love the layers! 🙂

  3. Kristi

    Love the Silver embossed flower, it just pops that floral piece perfectly.

  4. Stella Boatman

    I am having to reconsider purchasing the Beautiful Day stamp set now. Your stained glass look alike card is beautiful.

  5. Beautiful card, Mary. Great stained glass look on the flower and love the embossed frame.

  6. Beautiful card Mary! Love all of it, colors, stamp, embossing, etc. Sure to make someone happy!

  7. Great use of those colors. I love all the different details in your card. Beautiful.

  8. Beautiful creation, Mary….love the vellum. Great job , that ribbon is stunning.

  9. So many fabulous details, textures, and colors. You have just the right amount of silver, it makes me smile. Thanks for linking up with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  10. robbier52

    What a beautiful card. Love the silver accents. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


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