Hi Everyone! Welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! There are some super projects for you today – so be sure to follow along to see what everyone has created.

And here is our color challenge for this week.

And here’s the card I created for the challenge.

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This is as wonderful NEW bundle, the Bottled of Happiness which has a Vintage Bottle Punch that coordinates with it. That’s the light green bottle (Pool Party ink) in the photo that uses the punch. :O) I’ve used the Wisteria Dies (NEW BUNDLE: Wisteria Wishes bundle) for the leaves, to add that ‘this is outside’ idea :O) The sentiment (on Vellum) is stamped in Calypso Coral ink from the Nature’s Prints stamp set (again – NEW) and die cut with one of the Circle Dies. I stamped the floral stamp in Highland Heather ink from the Bottled Happiness stamp set. Now, let me give you some details…

To begin, I stamped the two-step bottle in Pool Party ink using the Bottled Happiness stamp set. I then punched that image with the Vintage Bottle Punch and put dimensionals on the back, but did not remove the covers. I decided exactly where I wanted the bottle on the Basic White panel (3 1/2 x 5), removed the punched bottle and stamped with the Bottled Happiness stamp in Highland Heather ink. I then stamped the squatty bottle in Evening Evergreen ink and the cork in Crumb Cake ink. Now adhere the Pool Party bottle.

I wanted this to look as though the bottles were outside, so I die cut leaves/ branches using the Wisteria Dies in both Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent card stocks. I also stamped directly on the Basic White panel, the same leaf image using the Wisteria Wishes stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink, then stamped again on a scrap of Basic White, die cut this image with the Wisteria Dies, and added Wink of Stella to several of the leaves. You can see the added sparkle in the photo below.

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The Basic White die cut leaves/ branch were adhered with mini dimensionals, then the Soft Succulent die cut leaves/ branches were added on that with liquid glue. Additional leaves/ branches die cut (Wisteria Dies) from Evening Evergreen card stock were adhered directly to the panel with liquid glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped on Vellum in Calypso Coral ink using the Nature’s Prints stamp set (love this font & sentiment – it’s super friendly). Since ink takes a bit of time to dry on Vellum, I used my Heat Tool to set the ink quickly. I die cut this with the Layering Circles Dies and adhered with Stampin ‘ Seal so it didn’t show.

The Basic White Panel was added to a piece of Pretty Prints DSP, NEW(4 x 5 1/4) and adhered directly to the Calypso Coral card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).

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For the inside, I used a Blending Brush to add some color to the Basic White panel (4 x 5 1/4) all around the edges and across the top most especially. I kept it soft. I stamped the sentiment from Bottled Happiness stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink. The panel was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue and the card was done!

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For the envelope, I added more Calypso Coral card stock to the flap and trimmed it to fit. It probably should have been embossed, but I didn’t. For the front, I stamped the word Cheer from the Bottled Happiness stamp set by taping off the upper portion of the sentiment, inking the stamp in Evening Evergreen ink, removing the tape and stamping it on the envelope front – and did this three times.

So the color combination is not something I would normally do – but I really like how it all came together – outside my comfort zone and all that. It is good to s-t-r-e-t-c-h ourselves. And I really am liking all the new stamp sets / dies that I used. It’s fun to coordinate and mix.

You may have come from the artistic blog of Tara Carpenter – so welcome, hope you enjoyed my card. To follow along the hop, you may go directly to Amy Koenders by clicking the ‘next’ button or click on any name to go to that blog site. Enjoy the hop!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here!

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