Splendid Thoughts Class 4

Stampin Up Splendid Thoughts

These are the cards I made at the last Stampin’ Up!® class that was held for Demonstrators using the Splendid Day bundle.  I am actually going to miss these classes.  They were fun, yet easy and showed us a few techniques.  This time we did some masking and ink blending.

Stampin Up Splendid Thoughts

The card above is the one that Shannon (a Stampin’ Up!® employee) made.  I CASED (Copy And Share Everything) it almost as she made it but had to change it up a little (of course).  Shannon just used a Basic White card base whereas I decided to use a layer on top of a Basic White card base for my card.  I also place the sentiment in a different place and added some embellishments that she did not.

To make this card you first need some Masking Paper.  Masking paper is paper that is sticky on one side and smooth on the other.  You cut a piece and place the sticky side down to cover an area that you do not want to get inky.  In this case, I covered the bottom section of a piece of 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock.  Then I added another piece about 1.5″ above that so I had just a strip showing.  Then, I used a Blending Brush to add Mango Melody ink to the left side of the strip going a little more than halfway to the other side.  Then I added Pumpkin Pie ink to the other side.

Next, I moved the masking paper to cover up what I just inked and another piece about an1.5″ above that.  I added Pumpkin Pie ink to the left and Cajun Craze to the right.  I stamped the leaf from the Splendid Thoughts stamp pad in two places using Cajun Craze ink, then the bee and the sentiment.  Lastly, I added some 2021-2023 InColor Opal Rounds.

I made another card using the same technique using Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and Orchid Oasis ink.  I stamped the images in Memento Black in and added some Matte Black Dots.

Stampin Up Splendid Thoughts

Shannon’s co-worker made a card just like this using different greens.  That one was pretty too!

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Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Hues Of Happiness

Here is another card where Designer Series Paper is the star of the show.  The fun thing about DSP is there are different designs on each side that usually coordinate with each other.  There are also other packs of Stampin’ Up!® DSP that you can mix and match as I did with this card.

To make this card, I first layered a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of the Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock.  Then, I tied a piece of Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon around it and layered them onto a Basic White card base.  Next, I cut out three 1.25″ x 3 3/8″ pieces of Fresh Freesia card stock.  I layered a 1 1/*’ x 3.25″ piece of Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper on top of each of the Fresh Freesia pieces.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Sending Smiles in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut it out using the coordinating die in the Sending dies set.  If you purchase the Sending Smiles stamp set and the Sending Dies using the bundle item number, you can save 10th %.  I layered the sentiment on top of the card using Mini Dimensionals.

I am almost done setting up my stamp room again from our move back to Nashville from the cottage.  You never realize how much stuff you have until you have to pack it up and then put it away.  Then again, you can never have too many stamping products.  I need everything I own and more!  You all understand, right?


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