Lovely Wishes – for the Stamp n Hop February Blog Hop

Hello from the USA and happy Saturday everyone!  Welcome to Stamp n Hop’s first international blog hop; I am so thrilled to be participating in it!  There are lots of wonderful crafters from around the world , so be sure to scroll to the end to continue hopping.  Now on to my contribution.

I have always found black and white to be very challenging when they are the predominant colors used in a card.  Once I saw the Petal Passion DSP in the Occasions catalog though I knew I had to give it a try.  And I think it paired beautifully with the stamp set Lovely Wishes.  I kept color to an absolute minimum on this card (very difficult for me LOL) but I am very happy with the result.

I started with a card base of Whisper White (100730) cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  I then cut a panel the same size as the card front from the Petal Passion DSP (145589).  For the opening, I use the second largest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits (138281).  I then cut a frame for the inside using a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock (115320) and the third largest die from the same die set.

Before assembling, I laid both pieces onto the card base to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  After making a few pencil marks, I inked up the sentiment from Lovely Wishes stamp set (145924) in Smoky Slate ink (131179) and stamped it in the center.  I then erased my pencil marks.

While I had that stamp set out, I stamped the leaf  and flower branch twice onto a scrap of Whisper White using Versamark ink (102283) covered that with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131) and heat set it using the Heat Tool (129053).  I then fussy cut each of the embossed images out – a little tricky but definitely doable and so worth the effort.

Now it was time to put it all together.  I adhered the Melon Mambo piece to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  I then popped the DSP panel up using foam tape making sure it was centered over the Melon Mambo frame.  To attach the heat embossed leafy images, I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108) doubling up where necessary.

Lastly I tied a small bow using Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon (a free item with purchase in Sale-A-Bration) and adhered that to the bottom left image using a Mini Glue Dot (103683).  For a finishing touch, I added three Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144220) and a smattering of the same which I colored with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082).

And there you have it!  My first black and white (with a touch of color) card.  I really do like the Petal Passion DSP and hope you will give this card a try.  If you have any questions about it just drop me a comment.

To continue on to the next person’s project, just click the Next button or you can click on any of the names on the list below.  Happy hopping!

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List of participants in the hop:

Mikaela Titheridge

Kayla Adams 

Laurie Mackie

Joanne Hodge

Amy Grendel 

Andre Gordon

Tracie Evans Langley

Kirsten Aitchison 

Linda Handford 

Rachel Traudt 

Eva Pottsova 

Melissa Tennison

Melissa Kerman

Lisa Kmiec 

Christina Walker

Karen Pearmain 

Lisa Kmiec 

Joyce Whitman

Bobbi Miller 

Ilka Teschke

Danielle Kassing 

Terry Montgomery 

Tracey Gouraud

Kat Spencer 

Mo Rootes

Laurie Meier

Georgia Gaydos 

Courtenay Heuston 

Jessie Holton

Susan Simpson 

Shannon Cole 

Linda Richenberg 

38 thoughts on “Lovely Wishes – for the Stamp n Hop February Blog Hop

  1. What a pretty card Linda! Love the neutrals with just a touch of color. 🙂


  2. Love this card Linda, the pop of Melon Mambo really sets off all the elements x


  3. Lovely card! Love the layers! Thanks for sharing!


  4. This is such a pretty card, love how you’ve created the layers


  5. Beautiful elegant card, I like that it has just a touch of color.


  6. what a refreshing card. I love how the mambo is popping up and brightening the whole card. very nice


  7. Linda I just love your use of the Petal Passions DSP! This is my favorite DSP in the Occasions Catalog and may be my favorite DSP ever!!! 🙂


  8. This is such a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing.


  9. Oh wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the little pop of color. It really goes a long way! Great job!


  10. What a lovely and elegant card. Thank you for sharing!


  11. Very nice card Linda! The color combo is perfect!


  12. Very pretty card! Love the pop of red.


  13. Love your card, love the colour combo


  14. I LOVE this card! The neutrals with that pop of color is outstanding! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us! 🙂


  15. Such an elegant card!


  16. Gorgeous card, thank you for sharing, Laura xx


  17. Black, white, pop of color and silver embossing…love it all! Nice card, Linda.


  18. Lovely card – the recessed sentiment is a great idea, TFS 🙂


  19. Beautiful card with a pretty pop of color. I love the different background colors and textures. The banner on your website is wonderful. Great to “meet” you on the blog. Looking forward to “seeing” you next month1


  20. Beautiful card Linda. Love the neutral colour palette with the splash of red.


  21. A beautiful card with a great pop of colour. TFS x


  22. This card was the favorite of my husband who loves the red and grey color combo. It spoke to me too. I love lots of colors usually, but this reached out to me. I love your instructions too.


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