Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer Above & Beyond Thank You

Happy Happy Hawmpp Day!  We’re on the downward slide to the weekend!  Whoo-hooo!

So – at the retreat last weekend, we did a little “class” on the Marker-to-Stamp coloring technique using Stampin’ Write Markers and the Stamparatus.  I’d taken my Shaded Summer stamp set and 2021-2023 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers to do the demo.  I was pretty happy with the resulting piece of art – so I tossed the panel into my stuff to bring home.  I decided to parlay it into a quick and easy thank you card.  Take a look-see:

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

The art work that we made over the weekend is from Shaded Summer.  I put the stamp on the Stamparatus plate and a piece of Basic White into the Stamparatus itself.  Then I inked the various flowers, leaves and stems of the image using my Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink Stampin’ Write Markers.  The Stamparatus makes this technique possible – cuz you can stamp over and over in the exact same spot!!

I cut the image out using a Scalloped Contour Die.

I started the card by embossing a Basic White panel in the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder – then I matted it on Basic White to make the card front.

Using a Stitched Rectangle Die, I cut a piece of Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP.  It wasn’t as long as I needed, so I cut it in half and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front…separating the two pieces – the gap is hidden by the art work!

I popped the art panel over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, also from Shaded Summer, is stamped in Evening Evergreen on Basic White, then cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

Using Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment over the artwork.

Then I added a Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Shaded Summer sentiment in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel and added a Polished Pink In Color jewel.  In the corners, I added the small leaf image from the set a couple three (okay – four!) times in stamped-off-once Evening Evergreen.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Basic White panel and then into my Thick Basic White card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Shaded Summer leaves on the front – in full-strength Evening Evergreen…

…and more of the Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This big and beautiful floral image in Shaded Summer just begs for the Marker-to-Stamp coloring technique, don’t you think?  Give it a try soon!

I hope you like!  And…don’t forget that – thru the end of September – you can score the Summer Shadows die set for FREE with a $100+ purchase!  These dies cut the pretty images in the Shaded Summer stamp set – so…you’re going to be happy to have it in your stash!


If you’d like to re-create this card, all the card cuts and products used are listed down below!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Scalloped Contour Die Cut (art); Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment)

2021-2023 In Color DSP: Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (behind art); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

Aunty Karen’s turtle is getting a workout!



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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer Above & Beyond Thank You

  1. Most wonderful! I’m so happy I have what I need to CASE! Mr. Turtle is so loved!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – CASE-Away! Yep – Mr. Turtle was a winner! 🙂

  2. So pretty!!! Love the colors and the clean design is perfect! Poor Finn…I’m not sure if he’s saying “don’t you dare take my turtle” or “not another photo”… 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      That MAY be the Don’t-try-to-take-it-please-try-to-take-it-don’t-try…. he loves when someone tries to snatch his toy! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Heather Heroldt

    Oh wow, Mary – my fave rendering of that stamp set and EF ever! Love the pop of the colors against all that textured white! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Heather – I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  4. Gorgeous card, Mary! Your color choices, the embossing and that beautiful floral image all make this just spectacular. Thanks so much for joining Sunday Stamps!

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