Stampin’ Up! Wonderful You In Blue

Stampin up wonderful you beate

I whipped this card up for Beate's Inspiration Challenge (pictured).  My primarily influences were the colors and the crisp, white background of the walls and bedspread. 

Using my Stampin' Up! markers, I colored directly on the Wonderful You outline flower stamp, Old Olive (stem) and Brocade Blue (flower).  The solid flower was inked using markers, too–Old Olive for the stem, Brocade Blue and Bordering Blue for the flower images. TIP:  Stampin' Up!'s Markers and marvelous for creating two color stamps.

TIP:  To layer the solid flower on the outline, I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig (tutorial here).  However, this set is purposely designed to not line up perfectly in an effort to achieve a watercolor effect.

The flower layer (Whisper White card stock) was matted on Brocade Blue and Old Olive card stock.  I zipped some Whisper White through my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and added a snippet of Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon using the Stay Put Bow method.  The 4.25 x 5.5 card base is Bordering Blue.

Stampin up wonderful you beate close up
The sentiment is from Sweet Serendipity (recently added to my Stampin' Up! goodies).  I stamped it in both Brocade Blue and Old Olive.  TIP:  For a little diversion, I punched out the Brocade Blue version on an angle using a 1 1/4" Square Punch.   An Old Olive Scallop Square is tucked behind.  I snipped out "laughter" from the Old Olive version and added it to the blue with Stampin' Dimensionals. TIP:  I like my sentiments to jump out.  The entire sentiment is adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, too.

The PERFECT TOUCH?  Add some yummy Robin's Nest Dew Drops to the flower centers and sentiments to add just the right pizzazz.


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Stamp Sets:  Wonderful You (111181), Sweet Serendipity (111626)
Paper:  Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive Ink Pad and Marker, Brocade Blue Ink Pad and Marker, Bordering Blue Marker
Cool Tools:  Scallop Square Punch (112081), 1 1/4" Square Punch (104400), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch:  Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (111368), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Robin's Nest Dew Drops (Fresh Mowed Grass)

Wonderful you

Sweet serendipity


  1. This is so pretty!! Love it!!

  2. You certainly live up to your name. You are Stampin Pretty, and I think you should take a bow. Love the card.

  3. Debbie Reeder

    Mary – That is such a beautiful card you make using the challenge picture. Great job and a great source of inspiration for others.

  4. This is beautiful! Ilove that color combo…I just might have to join in the fun! GORGEOUS! {SMILES}

  5. Pretty, pretty card!! As always….

  6. Rachel Brumley


    What a beautiful card. I subscribe to your blog and look forward to your inspirations.

    Can you tell me how you get your logo to appear on the dialy e-mail notification?


  7. Colleen Kramer

    I love these two sets combined! This is a great all-purpose card. How often I need one of these on the spur of the moment. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Awwhhhh..this is beautiful. I love all of your details. On this card, well…on everything you do. Very pretty. And I love how you took the sentiment and cut it out.

  9. So beautiful – Mary!!! Love your take on the BIC!!!

  10. Great job with the challenge! I love the dew drops and the way you added the senitment. Very beautiful card Mary!

  11. Grace Lange-Way

    What a gorgeous card mary…………of course because blue is my favorite color I may be a bit prejudiced. LOL

  12. Sharon Hammon

    Wow, Mary!! This is a beautiful card! I love how you used the colors and the layout is stunning!

  13. Very pretty Mary!!!
    God bless

  14. Beautiful card! I love the colors.

  15. Oh Mary! You rocked the challenge. I love how you cut out the sentiment! Love it!
    Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing! Hugs and smiles

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