Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Crane of Fortune 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 theme 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’m not going to say that, when I saw our theme, my brain jumped right to the stamp set that I picked for my card.  But – it only took a few minutes of browsing my stamp shelves for things to click into place.  I pulled out the Crane of Fortune stamp set from the mini catalog and the Watercolor Shapes set (in the current Annual Catalog – AND carrying over into the NEW Annual, too!!).  And…I dressed it all in a few new 2022-2024 In Colors!  Take a look-see:

And…here’s our theme!

I borrowed the layout from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

I started by adhering some Parakeet Party paper from the new 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on a piece of Basic Black for the card front.

Y’all – I am LOVING the new patterns for our color family DSP packs!  I used the 2022-2024 In Color pack, but…ALL the color families will be refreshed with the new patterns.

On a smaller Basic White panel, I stamped the rectangular shape from Watercolor Shapes in oh-so-pretty Tahitian Tide.

The sweet little leaves image is from Crane of Fortune – and I stamped it twice in new Parakeet Party (LOVE this new green!).  Then I added the double-dragonfly image from the set – twice! – in Starry Sky ink.

I inked and stamped the Crane of Fortune sentiment in Starry Sky ink.

I pulled out my Starry Sky Stampin’ Write Marker (remember my foot-stomper-suggestion….when you buy the ink pad, just go ahead and get the refill and the Stampin’ Write Marker right at the same time.  You will NEVER regret doing that, I promise!).

Using the fine-tip end, I added some faux stitching around the watercolor block.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and popped it onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, I added a few 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots (available 3 May) in Tahitian Tide and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Crane of Fortune sentiment in Starry Sky on a Basic White panel.  I added the leaves in Parakeet Party and the dragonflies in Tahitian Tide.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Parakeet Party leaf and Tahitian Tide dragonflies from Crane of Fortune on the front…

…and added more Parakeet Party 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay – I’m already loving EVERY SINGLE new 2022-2024 In Color!  ALL of them – and they coordinate SOOO well with each other, don’t you think?! And the new patterns in the color family DSPs are wunnermus.  Watercolor Shapes – which is carrying over (which means you can get it RIGHT NOW!) is too fun and lets you add watercolor elements without all the extra water!  Now – Crane of Fortune.  It is NOT in the new annual catalog.  That doesn’t mean it won’t carry over into a later catalog but…why risk that?  If you love this serene stamp set – get it right now.  Maybe today – with free shipping!? 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!

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 – This is me! 😎

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic Black Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for art/sentiment panel)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (art/sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Parakeet Party): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3″ x 6″ envelope flap

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Crane of Fortune for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Say what? No collage??? Beautifully created.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know, right?!? What happened to Mary?!?! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. Wow Love all the layers! That green is awesome… I need to give it a go! TFS

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it’s gorgeous and you need to use it right away! 🙂 Thanks, Tara! 🙂

  3. Such a sweet card Mary 🙂 Love those dragonflies and those gorgeous In-Colors!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – this is a great group of new colors! 🙂

  4. Beautiful Card! Love the colors and the simple stamping techniques! 😊

  5. So pretty! Love the colors and the clean layout is perfect! 🙂

  6. Lovely card, though it is not your usual layered beauty. Also, that green is too close to the other one that I never did like, so, not my fave. Still, you had bugs and that is what counts, and I do love that Crane bundle.

  7. Wunnermus card! And yes, I love the new In Colors too!

  8. Susan K

    LOVE those colors together and your beautiful design. Perfect for the theme this week. TFS

  9. I love your use of the soft watercolor shape behind those gorgeous images! It’s all so perfect for the sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Kim – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. Jacquie

    There is a lovely, light feel to this design! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Jacquie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  11. Linda Callahan

    I love the simple elegance of this! beautifully done!

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