Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today we had a color challenge using, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron and Night of Navy.  This is a beautiful color combination and I decided to open up my brand new Varied Vases stamp set.  My challenge was how to stamp flowers using these colors?  I think the combo turned out wonderful, a bit different but it worked!  Enjoy and challenge yourself with a new color combo that you might not have thought of, who knows what beautiful creation you will come up with.  Please share when you find a color trio that works, I would love to see what you have come up with.

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Here is the color challenge:


Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases:

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases card by Kristi @

Here is the recipe:

Card base: Night of Navy 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Mint Macaron 4 x 5-1/4

DSP:  Share What You Love 3 x 4-1/2

Mat: Whisper White 3-1/8 x 4-5/8

Circle:Whisper White Stitched Circle Framelits

Circle mat: Night of Navy Layering Circle Framelits

Sentiment: Whisper White 5/8 x 4 punched with the Triple Banner Punch

Here are the details:

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases card by Kristi @

  • Stamp the three vases onto the Whisper White circle art piece with  Tuxedo Memento Black Ink
  • Take your Blender Pen and your Night of Navy ink and lightly color in  the vases using more ink at the bottom and lightning the color as you move up the vase
  • Stamp your floral outline images with Tuxedo Black Ink

The Flowers:

  • The flowers in the left vase are stamped with second generation stamping in Crumb Cake
  • The tulips are stamped in third generation stamping in Night of Navy and shaded with the Blender Pen and Night of Navy Ink

The Leaves:

  • Stamp the outline of the leaves in Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Stamp the leaves with the solid image in Mint Macaron
  • Add a highlight on the left side of each vase with your watercolor pencil in white

More details:

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases card by Kristi @

  • Adhere your Mint Macaron mat to the front of the card
  • Adhere your DSP panel to the Whisper White mat and attach to the front of the card
  • Adhere your art piece to the circle mat and attach to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp your sentiment in Black ink
  • Wrap some Whisper White Bakers Twine around the left side of the sentiment and attach your sentiment to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Add a Whisper White Bakers Twine bow and you are done

The Inside:

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases card by Kristi @

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:

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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:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

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  1. Susan K says:

    Wow, gorgeous! Those vases are perfect! You nailed that color challenge and broke in your Varied Vases set in style..

  2. Sue Prather says:

    Beautiful card, Kristi. And your vases are Ah-Mazing! Love how they look translucent. I am going to try this.

    • Stamping with Kristi says:

      Thank you Sue. If you try the vases just work some of the ink off your blender pen when you start so they do t be too dark to start with.

  3. Linda Snyder says:

    Hi Kristi,
    I just love, love, love your cards. The directions are so explicit and you make stamping these beautiful creations a real teaching experience. Thank you so much for all the detail you add to your cards!!!

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