Stampin’ Up! Abstract Garden Impressions for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! You might have noticed the different blog header?  All us ladies-who-hop got together and decided that it would be fun to have a Joint Blog Hop once a month with the Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  So…this is the first of those joint blog hops!

And – for each of them, we’re planning to have both a sketch and a color scheme to play with.  We can use the sketch or the color scheme or…both!  Fun, yes?  And it means that our projects are going to be awesome!  So, I hope you’ll check all of them out when you’re done here!

I decided to use the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the matching Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  I put them on more of the gorgeous Garden Impressions DSP.  And the resulting card – makes quite an…impression!  You knew I had to do that, huh?  Take a look-see:

I mentioned that we had a sketch AND a color scheme, yes?  Well…I used both of them!

I started by matting some gorgeous paper from the Garden Impressions DSP on Tranquil Tide for the card front.

The next layer is Crumb Cake and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Abstract Impressions sentiment in Tranquil Tide.

Then, with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, I embossed the beautiful Springtime Impressions Thinlits corner floral image into the card stock.  The mats include instructions – I used the sandwich for “Embossing Only”. 🙂

Once that was done, I matted the panel on Tranquil Tide.  I took a length of new Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine and untwisted all the strands.  I wrapped all the now-untwisted strands around the panel and tied a knot in the front – leaving some long and messy “tails’.  Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut two detailed butterflies with the large die in the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.   One from the same paper as the card front and one from Vellum card stock.  I adhered the two together with a little Liquid Glue along the body.  Pearl Basic Jewels add a little bling and I curled the wings a tiny bit.

I popped the butterfly over the knotted Baker’s Twine with a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a final Pearl Basic Jewel by the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the layers of Garden Impressions DSP and Crumb Cake.  On the Crumb Cake layer, I used one of the flower-fill images from Abstract Impressions in Night of Navy – stamping a couple of times without re-inking.  The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Tranquil Tide.

I adhered the panels to Tranquil Tide mats and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Night of Navy Abstract Impressions flower on the front…

…and I added more of the Garden Impressions DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m really having fun playing with the Embossing Mats (and know you will, too!).  It’s so cool to be able to add some of the gorgeous designs we’ve got in our wonderful Thinlits and Framelits sets, don’t you think?  And – the Springtime Impressions Thinlits do a great job embossing AND making a lovely butterfly!  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!

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here

Have fun on the hop!



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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (embossed front panel and inner panel)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for embossed front panel and inner panel)

Garden Impressions DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner panel); Springtime Impressions Thinlits die cut butterfly; envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: Springtime Impressions Thinlits die cut butterfly

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Abstract Garden Impressions for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. What a beautiful card Mary! The embossed panel is SO pretty! Love that butterfly too. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Amy! These Embossing Pads are FUN!! 🙂

  2. Beautiful Card Mary I am totally in love with that new bundle.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it’s a beautiful suite! Thanks much, Sandi! 🙂

  3. Elisha Smith

    Gorgeous card, Mary! I love it! I like what you did with the baker’s twine – nice! I don’t have the embossing pads yet, but I think I need them😝

    • stampsnlingers

      I think you do, Elisha! Thanks so much! 🙂

  4. Verna

    LOVE this card, everything about it!! That blue is elegant with the combo you put together!!

  5. STUNNING! What more can I say??

  6. WOW Mary, this is such a stunning card! Love your butterfly, the fact that you did the inside of the card and even the envelope! LOVE it!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Eva – I love this new bundle and Suite! 🙂

  7. stella

    You made a beautiful card. I just got the craft tweezers like you use. Wow they sure simplify crafting. I guess the embossing mats are next. I do enjoy your blog post and videos.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! I’m your enabler! And yes – they make a HUGE difference – I can’t imagine not having those tweezers! The embossing mats are COOL! Thanks so much, Stella! 🙂

  8. Love the background paper!! And your butterfly is beautiful. Looking forward to playing with this bundle !!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – you’re going to really enjoy it! 🙂

  9. Love the background paper and the butterfly is beautiful…..

  10. Beautiful card, Mary. Stunning combination of the colors and the sketch. Love the DSP you used.

  11. Stunning! Beautiful layout Mary!

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