Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I haven’t played too much with the Tranquil Thoughts bundle – but…I should have been!  It’s got such pretty florals – and the sentiment I used on today’s card is one of my favorite pairs!  Take a look-see:

And here’s the sketch we were all working with today!

I used the color palette from this week’s The Paper Players challenge.

I started by adhering a panel of Seaside Spray 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP to the front of a Seaside Spray card base, using Liquid Glue.

Next – I used the large corner die in the Tranquil Die set (bundled with the Tranquil Thoughts stamp set for a 10% savings!) to cut a piece in Seaside Spray.  Note:  this die is a little long for American A2 cards, so you’ll want to trim just a smidge off the long end – like I did on this one.

I adhered the die cut to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped some Tranquil Thoughts flowers in Highland Heather and some leaves in Old Olive on Basic White.  And a few more Old Olive leaves stamped on Old Olive.  I cut them all with their dies in the Tranquil Die set.

I cut the largest oval Stitched Shapes die from Basic White.

To build the focal art – I popped the oval on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – then used Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves.  The flowers are adhered with Liquid Glue – and a few Dimensionals where they “fall” off the edge of the oval die cut.

I stamped the Tranquil Thoughts sentiment in Old Olive on a strip of Basic White – snipped banner ends with my scissors – and popped it onto the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Pastel Pearls – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the second Tranquil Thoughts sentiment in Old Olive on a Basic White panel.  Then I added the flowers in Highland Heather in the corners – and a single Pastel Pearl.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and into the Seaside Spray card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Highland Heather Tranquil Thoughts flowers on the front…

…and more of the Seaside Spray 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think the flowers in the Tranquil Thoughts set are so pretty – especially in Highland Heather – don’t you??  And the bundled Tranquil Dies makes it super easy to cut everything out – not to mention the gorgeous corner die!  And there are several other very cool dies in the set, too!

I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jaimie’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Seaside Spray Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Tranquil Die cut on front

Old Olive Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Tranquil die cut leaves

Basic White Cardstock: Largest Oval Stitched Shapes die cut (on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment); Tranquil die cut leaves and flowers

2019-2021 In color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); envelope flap

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So sweet! I really need to get this set!!😊

  2. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Beautiful Mary 🙂 Love all the textures and details

  3. So pretty Mary! The corner die cut is beautiful! Love the colors. 🙂

  4. The DSP is awesome behind the die cut!

  5. I really like the subtle interest in your background. The Seaside Spray DSP with the same color textured die cut on top is a really fantastic look. It really enhances your oval panel and flowers. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – thank you, Amanda – appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  6. Beautiful card!

  7. Susan K

    Love this. This set is on the top of my want list. I love that sentiment too and those die cuts are so pretty . TFS

  8. Ann Wilcox Schach

    Beautiful, Mary! The texture is fabulous. I love how you incorporated the challenge colors. I have resisted this bundle, but after seeing your card, I don’t think I can resist any more. I’m so glad you shared at The Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Ann! I appreciate it – and hope you’ll get this pretty bundle! 🙂

  9. Joanne James

    Beautiful florals Mary and I love the diecut detail too. Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge over at the Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Joanne! Appreciate it – this is a cool bundle! 🙂

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