Friday, September 2, 2016

SSINKspiration Thank Yous Meet Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge: Basket of Wishes

Happy Friday and so excited to start the Labor Day Weekend (even if it means saying goodbye to summer)!  I'm so excited that the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog has been released, it's one of my favorites every and while I haven't been able to play as much with my preorder as I would have hoped we aren't super busy this weekend so I'm planning some quality crafting time in the studio.  One set from the catalog that has gotten a little inky is the Basket of Wishes stamp set and I thought it was perfect for today's SSINKspiration blog thank you cards post and I decided to use the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge as the starting point for the card (one project double the bang is always a good thing!)

I started with Delightful Dijon cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Soft Suede cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Woodgrain Embossing Folder (I sponged all over the embossing with Soft Suede ink to highlight the embossing).  Next I added a layer of Petals and Paisleys Speciality Designer Series Paper that was matted with Night of Navy cardstock.

For the stamped image I started by stamping the basket and pumpkin image from the Basket of Wishes stamp set (I love that this set is photopolymer so it's really easy to line up the images for a perfect match) using Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used Stampin' Write Markers to color in the image and used lots of different colors for layering and dimension.  After I was finished I cut out the image using the Big Shot and Layering Squares Framelits and used the same framelits to make the mat using Cajun Craze cardstock.  I added a little piece of Mint Macaron ribbon from the Ribbon 3/8" Trio Pack to peak out the side.

The greeting is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock before being cut out with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits and used a sponge and Night of Navy ink to sponge around the edge of the oval.  Both the greeting and stamped basket piece were attached to the cardfront with dimensionals.

This set is so great for nature type cards and so many options, I'm having so much fun with it and know you will too.  The other design team members are sharing some great ideas for thank you cards so make sure to check them out for further inspiration.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

Have a great holiday weekend!

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  1. Very pretty, and puts me in the mood for AUTUMN! I love that stamp set, and the woodsy background is perfect for this challenge. Thanks so much for playing at HSS :) Erika

  2. Great card Diana! I love the harvest basket and warm colors! Thanks for playing along at HSS!

  3. Beautifully colored basket! I love the texture and printed paper combination. Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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