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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Healing Hugs & Getting the Most of Your Stampin' Blends

Hey there! Hope you've had a wonderful week so far.  It's hard to believe how quick this month has gone by.  Last week our kids were at Bible School and yet I did not manage to make one single card!  We've been having fun this summer and it seems like I've not taken the time to stamp.

Today I made 4 cards - 2 which you see here.  I love the color combo at Just Add Ink so I decided to create a card (or two) for JAI and SU Only Challenges.

I'm completely out of Blushing Bride cardstock, so I improvised with Powder Pink.  Close enough, I think.  I decided to use my Stampin' Blends markers to customize my own ribbon.

I love these new disINKtive stamps from Stampin' Up!  - they actually take photos of real flowers and leaves and use them to create the stamps.  It really makes them look more realistic.

I added some diecut leaves in Soft Sea Foam using the Nature's Roots Framelits

The lace trim and the basic pearls are colored using the darker of the two Blends - next time I might use the lighter one. 

This second card I liked a little more - the lace and pearls seemed a little more subtle and I liked the simple text from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

Both cards have some stitching around them - don't tell my mom I used my good machine.  My usual "sewing on cardstock" sewing machine was giving me problems.

I challenge you this weekend to use this color combo - it is so soft and pretty!  If you don't have Soft Sea Foam, get it!  It's a beautiful color!

Current hostess code is E6DNDCZJ - If you order $35 or more by the end of the month, I will send you 5 handmade cards!

Praying you have a wonderful weekend,


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  1. What a fabulous idea to colour the ribbon & pearls. Thank you for sharing I am definitely going to try that! I really love the stitched edge on the card. Very pretty cards. Chantell Just Add Ink

  2. Two beautiful cards Holly! Love them both but I too like the second one more with the ribbon being Soft Sea Foam. Thanks for the fabulous tip on colouring the ribbon! I always forget to do that so thanks for the reminder. Super gorgeous and super pretty! Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  3. They are both so pretty Holly! This stamp is beautiful as subtle background Stamping and cool ribbon colouring tip too. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink and lovely to see you pop up. Xx

  4. So pretty, Holly! I love how you've used the stamp to create your background and the beautiful way you've added colour to the lace and pearls too, so clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Stunning cards, Holly. I love your subtly stamped background, the embossed leaves and stitched edging (its so straight!) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Just Add Ink this week x

  6. Oh, these are just divine! I love the coloured ribbon and pearls, and I love the layout and I love the background stamping with the rose. So glad you joined in the fun with us at SUO Challenges.