Stampin’ Up! Happy Inkin’ Thursday ” Botanical Builders” meets “Beautiful You” Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, My card this week is a design based on our color challenge.   We are using soft and subtle colors  this week combining  Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.  Soothing colors for those precious moments that we share.


Here is the color challenge:


Stampin Up “Botanical Builders” and “Beautiful You”:

Stampin Up Beautiful You card by Kristi @

Here is the card recipe:

Card Base: Sahara Sand 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Very Vanilla 4 x 5-1/4

Mat: DSP  Falling in Love 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Scallop Square: Sahara Sand cut with the Layering Square Framelits

Art Piece: Very Vanilla cut with the Square Stitched Framelits

  • Attach the DSP to the Very Vanilla mat and wrap the Natural Trim around the card
  • Attach the mats to the Sahara Sand card base

The Details:

Stampin Up Beautiful You card by Kristi @

  • Stamp your image from the Beautiful You stamp set into the square stitched framelit piece in black ink
  • Stamp the same image into a piece of DSP from the Falling in Love paper pack and cut out the dress and hat
  • Adhere the hat and dress on top of your stamped image
  • Add dimension to the dress with your Sahara Sand marker
  • Color in the skin with your Calypso Coral Watercolor pencil and smooth out with a blender pen (less in more for this step)
  • Adhere the art piece to the scallop  square and attach to the front of the card with dimension

More Details:

Stampin Up Beautiful You card by Kristi @

  • Using your Botanical Builders Framelits cut out 1 Blushing Bride medium and tiny flower
  • Repeat by cutting out 2 Soft Sky tiny flowers
  • Cut out 2 leaves in Sahara Sand again using the Botanical Builders Framelits
  • Sponge the edges of the flowers and leaves with the coordination ink to add depth
  • Attach to the font of the art piece with glue dots
  • A gold metallic dot for the center of the large flower and tiny pearls for the little flowers compete the details
  • Add your sentiment in black ink to the front of the card.

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:


And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Jari Francis:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:

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  1. Amy Koenders says:

    So pretty Kristi! I love little flowers around your focal image and the touches of color that you added to the “dress” with your marker look amazing! 🙂

  2. Susan K says:

    Beautiful job! I love the way you combined the colors and I agree–you did an amazing job on the dress!

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