Stampin’ Up! True Love DSP Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Hi Stampers, today for our hop we have a sketch challenge.  The sketch was the perfect design to use the flowers from  True Love DSP.  I colored in the flowers  using the new Blending Brushes, did some fussy cutting and voila, the card  was done.

The sketch:

Stampin’ Up! True Love DSP Card:


The recipe:

Card base: Basic Black 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Back Panel: Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4, embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder

DSP panel: True Love 5-1/4 x 2-1/8

The details:

  • Color in a cluster of Daisies from the True Love DSP using Calypso Coral Ink and your Blending Brush, keeping the color darker in the center and lighter on the edges
  • With your Blending Brush and Daffodil Delight Ink color the tips of some of the petals
  • Color in the leaves with Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends
  • Fussy cut your flower cluster out with our paper snips

The sentiment:

  • My sentiment came for the Many Messages stamp set
  • Ink up your sentiment with versamark ink into Black card stock
  • Sprinkle White Embossing Powder over the sentiment and then heat emboss with your heat tool
  • Die cut the sentiment out with the coordinating Message Die

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere your DSP panel to the embossed Whisper White panel
  • Wrap a piece of Calypso Coral ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack around the card where the two papers meet at the seam
  • Attach this panel to the front of the card with Stampin Seal
  • Attach your flower cluster to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Attach your sentiment to the front of the card with Dimensionals

More details:

  • Add a Calypso Coral bow to the left of the sentiment
  • Add some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the front of the card and you are finished


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

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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:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather: 

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano: 

Karen Ksenzakovic:

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These are the products I used to make my card:

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    • Kristi Gray says:

      Thank you Amy,, what a fast easy way to fill in the flowers. The blending brushed are the BEST thing Stampin Up has added! I love them.

  1. Akiko Sudano says:

    So pretty!! Your colors are gorgeous! Can’t believe that you did it with the blending brushes – great job!!😊

  2. Susan K says:

    Wow, your coloring is beautiful. I’d have to see a video of you using the blending brushes on this small flower cluster—I cannot imagine it but it is gorgeous. TFS.

    • Kristi Gray says:

      Thank you Susan. When I colored the flowers I just inked up my brush and started in the center of the flower and as I moved toward the outer petals I lightened up on my pressure to fade the color out. Hope that helps.

  3. Lani Houston says:

    Your coloring is absolutely perfect.
    I’ll have to start practicing.
    A really beautiful card. Although I follow a number of blogs/hops and save pictures of cards I like, I have NEVER felt inclined to comment.

  4. Mary Deatherage says:

    This is just stunning, Kristi! I love your gorgeous flowers popped against the white and black background! 🙂

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