Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Positive Thoughts for Healing

MikemikemikemikeMIKE!!  Guess what day it ISSSSSSS???!

Yep.  You got it.  It’s HAWWWMP DAY!!! 🙂

And – for HAWWMP Day, I’ve got an elegant get well card.  Which seems sort of apropos these days, huh?

I started with the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp, then added some So Sentimental and Positive Thoughts sentiments and images.  And I used their matching dies, too!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge.

The color palette hails from the TGIF color challenge.

And – I’m also playing along with the Global-Design-Project theme…

…and – finally! – the Word Week challenge at Just Us Girls.

I started by creating the background with the beautiful Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp.  Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the image in Versamark Ink, then I sprinkled it with Black Shimmer Embossing Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.

I cut the panel down to my finished card front size and adhered it to an Old Olive mat with Liquid Glue.

I stamped and embossed the image again on another piece of Whisper White, then I fussy cut the large middle rose.  Using my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Combo, I colored the image – being careful to avoid the embossed portions of the image as much as possible.

I wrapped a piece of Black 1/2″ Satin Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

Then I popped the fussy cut flower on to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Stamparatus, I used the Marker-to-Rubber technique to color and stamp the So Sentimental sentiment with my Old Olive and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I cut the sentiment with one of the smaller labels in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

I used a Dimensional and some Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

I tied a little bit of metallic thread around the Satin Ribbon where I wanted my bow – which drew the ribbon up a little.  When I adhered a bow tied with the same ribbon over the thread (with a Glue Dot) – it helped to make it look more “real” and less….”faux”! 🙂

Using the Nature’s Thoughts Die set, I cut some Old Olive leaves and Lovely Lipstick butterflies.  I tucked the leaves under the fussy cut rose and sentiment and added the butterflies, all with Liquid Glue.  A few green gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack finished off the front of the card.

On the inside, I used the leaf image from Positive Thoughts to stamp a few times in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel – stamping a couple of times without re-inking.  Then I added a couple of Lovely Lipstick butterflies flitting here and there!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Positive Thoughts leaves and butterflies on the front…

…and a few more on the envelope flap, too.

Et Voila!  How gorgeous is that Breathtaking Bouquet stamp?!  Especially embossed in Shimmer Black.  I am such a fan of the Positive Thoughts stamp set and the Coordinating Product Nature’s Thoughts Dies – LOVE them.  And speaking of loving…So Sentimental and the awe-mazing Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Hello?!?  Those dies are so useful – they’ll be your go-to, I promise!  I hope you like!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner); Nature’s Thoughts die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut (sentiment); Breathtaking Background fussy cut flower

Lovely Lipstick Card Stock: Nature’s Thoughts die cut butterflies

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Finn Fan Fix

After I turned the girls out the other day, I headed back in to clean the barn.

And discovered my billy goat just hanging out on the outdoor storage box.

No.  I have no idea why.  Totally volunteered.  🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️



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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Positive Thoughts for Healing

  1. Your card is quite unusual and so is your billy goat. I love them both! Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow at 1 PM!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen – hopefully one day you’ll meet “Billy” in person! 🙂

  2. So pretty Mary! Love the colors that you used and the single pink flower over the black and white background is perfect! As for the billygoat…I’m guessing the view from “up high” was much better than the view from the ground. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he could scan for danger from his lofty height!! Also? It’s just fun to surprise the Mom!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. tamihewlett

    Gorgeous card Mary!!! Love the contrast of the black and white background with that beautifully colored flower! So elegant and striking!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Tami!! I love this background stamp!! 🙂

  4. Heather Heroldt

    So pretty, Mary – I haven’t gotten a chance to play with this DSP yet, but I can already tell I’ll be having a coloring feast, lol. Great combo here – Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Heather – and have fun! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  5. Mary, this is breathtaking! I love this stamp heat embossed in black like this and the way you’ve coloured just one of the flowers and added die cut leaves. The detail inside and on the envelope is a beautiful added touch. I love the section you call Finn’s Fan Club – I’m definitely a fan!! Vicky x

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Vicky! I appreciate your nice words – and so does Finn!! He loves his fans!! 🙂

  6. Susan K

    That stamp makes a gorgeous background for the pretty pink flower. Amazed how you made one card fit all those challenges! Good job!
    Good for Finn too–bet he enjoyed the view from up there!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan! Appreciate it. And yes – tall people dogs get to see WAY more!! 🙂

  7. This is beautiful! I love the black and white floral background with the single large rose which is colored beautifully. I really like how you finished off the inside and stamped the envelope, too. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Susan – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Wow! Stunning card. Love the way you used the color challenge. And that Positive Thoughts stamp set is wonerful. Love the fern. I knew when I saw it that the background stamp is a ‘must have’. Great envelope too.
    What a ‘billy goat’! They never cease to surprise.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I was surprised to see him up there. Always good for a chuckle! Thanks so much, Julie – I love this stamp set! 🙂

  9. What a gorgeous card! I especially love the inside, so beautiful ❤ XO Emma|| Cardstock Queen

  10. What an amazing stamping job! This big rose looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Cecile! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  11. Mary, this is gorgeous! I love that gorgeous rose and the beautiful background! Such a fabulous way to use the sketch! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Claire – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  12. Annette Elliott

    Mary, your floral card really is fabulous! I love the floral contrast you fussy cut out. Really pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Annette! Appreciate you taking time to come by! 🙂

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