Thursday, June 1, 2023

Positive Inkers Blog Hop - June 2023

Hello Stamping Friends! I’m thrilled to join the fabulous Positive Inkers Design Team for our June 2023 Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the globe who are super-excited to share our love of creativity. I’m so happy you stopped by today! 

If this is the fist time you are visiting, please let me introduce myself. My name is Anne Marie Hile and I live in San Antonio, Texas. Welcome!
Our theme for this month is: A Sketch Challenge!

If you have visited me before, you know I love a good sketch as a jumping-off point for a card design. There are so many possibilities! 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my projects below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Here is the sketch that Sandy created for us to play with this month. My card started out as something completely different. But I just couldn’t get the stamps I was using to cooperate with my idea. Then, I looked at the pile of supplies sitting on the corner of my desk that needed to be put away…and the Beautiful Balloons stamp set and coordinating dies caught my eye. 

My die-cut stars were a little bigger than planned, so I flipped the sketch on it’s side and they fit perfectly. I did add a layer just to break up the Designer Series Paper a bit. That’s the beauty of a sketch. Mine may not be identical to the original design, but you can see how the layout inspired my card! 
Color Combo: 
Let’s talk about the More Dazzle Specialty Paper for a moment. I call it the “disco ball” paper. It comes in two colors, Gold and Champagne. Originally, I was planning to just use cardstock for my stars, but I can never resist the opportunity for sparkle, so here we are. If you don’t have this paper, you NEED it! Trust me, this sparkle will make you happy on a rainy day. Just a little bit on a card makes a big statement. 

Of course, I couldn’t neglect the cardstock stars, so they got a dusting of Wink of Stella Glitter Brush so they wouldn’t feel left out. This card is bright, cheery and fun and I hope you love it as much as I do! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Lemon Lime Twist Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Azure Afternoon Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4-1/2” x 3-1/8”, die cut with Deckled Rectangle Dies, then emboss with Basics 3D Embossing Folder
  • More Dazzle Specialty Paper: scrap to die cut (1) large and (1) small star
  • Berry Burst, Azure Afternoon, Lemon Lime Twist and Bubble Bath Cardstock - scraps to die-cut stars and tag, accent with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for added sparkle
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 5-1/4” x 4
  • Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper (card interior): 3/4” x 3-7/8” 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I used a leftover scrap of DSP to carry the pattern from the front to the inside of the card. I stamped a coordinating sentiment in Azure Afternoon ink and had two leftover stars that I die-cut and didn’t use on the front. They were a fun finishing touch, don’t you think? 

I hope you enjoyed my project today and that you are inspired to create with our awesome sketch as inspiration! Please stop by to visit everyone on the hop and leave us a comment to say hello. We’d all love to hear from you and so appreciate you stopping by. If you are following the hop, my sweet friend Jo Blackman in the UK is your next destination. 

We are also doing an Instagram hop today and I’d love to have you check it out. If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, you can find me HERE

Positive Inkers Global Design Team - June 2023:

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

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Place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 13 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity!

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You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me.

Registration is open through June 20, 2023 for this month’s Cultivated Creativity DIY Papercrafting Kit club. This month features the beautiful Layering Leaves stamp set and Bough Punch. Five fabulous projects you won’t want to miss! 

Love the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper included on today’s card? From June 1-30, 2023 it is included with select other paper packs in the Annual Catalog that are on sale for 15% off! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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