Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered Tropical Hugs 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 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 used one of my favorite bundles and papers for this card today – it’s the Artfully Composed stamp set and bundled Tropical Layers dies.  And a little of the Maui-invokling Artfully Composed DSP.  And no – that is NOT SU! DSP on the card front!  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch!

I made my own “DSP” thanks to the prompt from the Just Us Girls challenge this week.

And I also used elements from the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. I went across the bottom: Sentiment – Embellishment-Die Cut.  And..down the right column: White – Stitching – Die Cut! 🙂

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock, some ink pads – Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz – and some Blending Brushes.  Then I cut a few of the Tropical Layers dies from scrap cardstock to make stencils.

Using the Blending Brushes, I started layering Artfully Layered foliage onto the cardstock panel.  Tip:  be sure, after you ink your brush, to swirl it on a piece of scrap paper before using it on your card base.  That will get any “clumps” of ink off.  And layer the color – start easy!  You can always ADD color!

Once I had all the green leaves on – I added some Calypso Coral leaves.  Then, using the script stamp, I stamped a few times here and there in Bumblebee ink.

Then I used a 2 5/8″ x 4″ Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a rectangle from the panel.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the remainder of the card front and the cutout to Calypso Coral mats.  Then I popped the matted cutout back in place on the card front.

I adhered Basic White and Evening Evergreen Tropical Layers die cut leaves with Liquid Glue.

I stamped an Artfully Layered leaf image in stamped-off-once Soft Succulent ink on a piece of Basic White and cut it out with the matching Tropical Layers die.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral.

I adhered the sentiment leaf to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using two lengths of white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, I tied a simple bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I added a few Evening Evergreen jewels from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used my stencils and Blending Brushes again to add some Artfully Layered foliage in Evening Evergreen, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral in the corner.  I stamped the scripty image in Bumble Bee, too! 😉

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into my Soft Succulent card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Tropical Layers foliage and script on the front…

…and I stamped a little of the Artfully Composed DSP with some Calypso Coral Artfully Layered leaves and then added it to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously – I am transported back to Hawaii when I play with this gorgeous Artfully Layered stamp set and its bundled Tropical Layers Dies.  And the Artfully Composed DSP is…yup.  Aloooohaaaa-heeeey! (sing that when you read it, okay?!)

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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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 Kristi’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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Succulent Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for middle panel)

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: Tropical Layers die cut leaf

Basic White Cardstock: Tropical Layers stamped and die cut leaf (sentiment); Tropical Layers die cut leaf; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner)

Artfully Composed DSP: 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered Tropical Hugs for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So pretty Mary! Love the stenciled background, perfect colors! 🙂

  2. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Beautiful Mary 🙂 Love that DSP. I need to start using it more

  3. Gorgeous Mary!! Love the way you created your own DSP and use the leaf for your label! 😊

  4. Susan LaPanne

    What a cute card, Mary! I promised myself that there would be some stamp sets in the mini that I would NOT purchase. But this card is causing some issues with this resolution! I am in love with the set and with the papers in the pack too. What a cool application for this fun design!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – this one is one that you need, Susan – it’s so pretty! Thanks so much! 🙂

  5. kristigraystamping

    Wow, such a wonderful card and love the color combo too. Cool stencil technique too!

  6. Wundebar!

  7. Beautiful DSP you made, but, WHY? When there is already DSP done for you. Anyway, Great job and very well done. Love the white elements over the DSP.

    • stampsnlingers

      Cuz it was fun! 🙂 But – yeah – the DSP is gorgeous! Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  8. Beautiful card! I especially love your color choices. Your cards are always so amazing and inspiring!

  9. Heidi Keeney

    You’ve gone and done it again Mary!!!! Absolutely LOVE your card today!!

  10. Gorgeous stencil work that I originally thought was DSP! And it fits well for Tic Tac Toe as well! Thanks for joining both Just Us Girls and Tic Tac Toe this week with your awesome card!!!!! (I just happen to be on both DTs.)

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Carol – I appreciate your kind words! 🙂

  11. A beautiful card, so many elements coming together, love it all!

  12. Susan K

    Wow this is gorgeous! I love the layering and your stenciling! TFS

  13. This makes me want to go somewhere beachy and warm! Terrific card. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

    • stampsnlingers

      Me, too! And get a shave ice or three!! Thanks, Lisa – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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