Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference Abstract Impressions for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I pulled out some beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP and added some images from the coordinating Love What You Do and Make A Difference stamp sets.  On the inside, you’ll find a little something from the Abstract Impressions set.  Take a look-see:

Here’s our sketch badge!

I also played along with the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments

And – I thought it fit in with the Global Design Project theme challenge.  And their Design Team projects (Shawn de Oliveira’s inparticular) gave me some design inspiration!

I started with a piece of the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP and matted it on Balmy Blue for the card front.

Then I cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss, embossed it in the flowered Petal Pair TIEF and adhered it over the DSP with Liquid Glue.  I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere a length of Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon.

I used the largest Scalloped Oval die from the Ovals Layering Framelits to cut a piece of Balmy Blue design-paper from the Tranquil Textures DSP and one from Vellum card stock.  I adhered those in offset layers over the card front.

For my art/sentiment, I stamped the flower image from the Love What You Do stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla.  I stamped the image again on another piece of Very Vanilla.

I colored the flowers with my Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil.  Then I added some texture to each petal with my Blender Pen – picking up ink from the lid of my Rich Razzleberry ink pad.  I cut the flowers with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die.  And I fussy cut the single flower from the other stamped image – popping it over the first image with some Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Using Rich Razzleberry and the small letters from the Make A Difference stamp set, I  “wrote” my sentiment.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front – securing it in the back with some more Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Then I tied a double-length bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  The final touch is a Rich Razzleberry Share What You Love Artisan Pearl.

On the inside, on a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Rich Razzleberry.  Over the top – in stamped-off-once Balmy Blue – is the watercolor image from Love What You Do.  The flowers are stamped-off-once Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I adhered the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and into my Crumb Cake card base with Liquid Glue, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Love What You Do flowers on the front…

…and some Share What You Love Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love this suite of products – Love What You Do and Make A Difference, all combining forces with the spectacular Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  And that sentiment from the Abstract Impressions set is simply one of my favorites!  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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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 2″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed strip on front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Framelits oval (art/sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Tranquil Textures DSP and Vellum Card Stock: 3 1/2″ Scalloped Oval die cuts (mats behind art/sentiment)

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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference Abstract Impressions for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. What a beautiful card Mary! Your layering and stamping is just perfect, great design! 🙂

  2. I know I’m going to be sad when I use up all this particular design in the DSP. Beautiful card. Our cards are side by side at HSS 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      That’s why I bought TWO (okay – maybe three!!) packs of this paper! It’s gorgeous! Thanks, Karen – guess we really ARE a TEAM! 🙂

  3. Beautiful card, Mary. Love the colors. And the popped on fussy cut flower is the finishing touch.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Julie! Shawn de Oliveira gets credit for that! 🙂

  4. I just saw your card over on Facebook, it’s absolutely stunning Mary, beautifully done

  5. Kate

    Nice “chintzy” card. – in a very good way!!!

  6. Kristi

    Love that hint of soft blue, it makes the card so beautiful. Great card Mary!

  7. Beautiful. I love all the texture on the card between the twine, ribbon, embossing, etc. Thanks for playing along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge!

  8. Pretty card, Mary. Love the layers and the textures

  9. Such a sweet card with so many beautiful layers, Mary! Thanks for playing along with this week’s GDP challenge.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Brian – and thanks for taking time to come by! 🙂

  10. Such a pretty card – it has a real vintage feel to it – thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Fiona – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  11. Wow, I am blown away by how awesome that piece Share What You Love DSP looks with blue! You are so brilliant to mix those. Your card is amazing and I love the inside too. Thanks for joining us for our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth – that’s very kind! 🙂

  12. Lovely card! I so love the textures you created with the dsp and the embossing. Something I need to do is finish the inside of the card which you did a beautiful job. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Genevieve! I love having the whole card coordinated! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  13. robbier52

    I love this paper and color combination! I am certain the paper will be very popular. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s going to be a big winner in this catalog, I know! Thanks much, Robbie! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  14. Such a great card. Love the way you used the colors and the hints here and there of the Balmy blue is perfect. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Jaimie! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  15. Jenny Engelke

    Just lovely, Mary! I love the bit of vellum peeking out from behind the ovals! Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jenny! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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