Abstract Impressions 1000 Hugs Cards

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It's the last full week of April, which means this Thursday is my "Last Thursdays" monthly card class!  This month, I'll be focusing on SPRING and we'll be using some soon-to-retire products!
Today,  I'm sharing one of the projects from the class featuring the lovely Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.  Check out the card details below and if you're in the Fort Wayne, Indiana, area…please join us for this week's class!

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Abstract Impressions 1000 Hugs Cards

I was so relieved that the beautiful Abstract Impressions stamp set would be carrying over into the new catalog.  Unfortunately, the lovely Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper that coordinates so beautifully with this stamp set, will be retiring. I adore this pairing and knew that I wanted to create with them one last time.

Abstract impressions 1000 hugs - lovely lipstick
Off-Set Card Base—This off-set opening card begins with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" quarter-sheet of Lovely Lipstick for a card base.  The actual card is 7" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, scored at the 3" mark for the card front.  I added a 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of the Garden Impressions DSP to the right inside edge of the card, so that will show when the card is closed.

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Two-Step Stamping—The front of the card is mostly layered stamping.  I started by stamping the Abstract Impressions sentiment in Lovely Lipstick on the upper part of the card front.  Next, I added in the Abstract Impressions floral design in this order:

  • Stamp the large solid flower in So Saffron ink three times.
  • Stamp the detailed flower in Crushed Curry over the top of the So Saffron flowers.
  • Stamp the smaller solid flower in stamped-off Calypso Coral ink around the large flowers.
  • Stamp the detailed smaller flower in full-strength Calypso Coral ink over the top of the small flowers.
  • Stamp the leaves images in Soft Sea Foam around the flowers.

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Finishing Touches—Once the stamping was done, I mounted the card onto the card base with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Then, I finished by adding some Petal Pink Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins in the white spaces between the flowers.  I was so happy that these soft-colored sequins would be carrying over in the new Annual Catalog!  Yippee!

Abstract impressions 1000 hugs - night of navy

Two Cool—I love the color combination of the second card!  This time, I had a Night of Navy card base and I adhered a Night of Navy Garden Impressions pattern to the inside of the card.  I wanted a little less of the DSP showing, so the card base was cut to 7-1/4" x 5-1/4" and scored at the 3-1/4" mark. I think this cut is a little better proportioned.

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Floral Stamping—This card starts by stamping the sentiment in Night of Navy on the lower half of the card front.  The stamped flowers are stamped just like the first card, except the smaller flowers were stamped in stamped-off and full-strength Mango Melody ink.

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Finishing Touches—I finished by Soft Sea Foam sequins from the same Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins pack.  

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