Gift of Love “Watercoloring” & More Peeks

Stampin Up Gift of Love Thank You Card - Mary Fish StampinUp

The word “watercoloring” when using the Gift of Love Photopolymer stamp set is perhaps a bit of a stretch.  As many of you know, I consider myself “watercoloring challenged!”  However, when there’s an opportunity to create a gorgeous but ridiculously easy watercolored look, I’m all in.  I’ll share a new WOW! video with you tomorrow to demonstrate how I “watercolored” this card and just how easy it was!

Stampin Up Gift of Love Host Stamp Set Mary Fish

The Gift of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set is a new (exclusive) host rewards stamp set in the 2016–2017 Annual Catalog.  Learn how you can earn this stamp set FREE with an on-line product order of $150 or more here.  Starts June 1.

Products designated as new will be available for purchase June 1, when the Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog begins.


  • My sketch for today’s card was inspired by this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA300).  It was designed by PPA team member, Sandra Conner.  See what Sandra and the rest of the PPA Design Team have created with this sketch here.

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA300

  • I inked up the new In Color, Flirty Flamingo, flowers.  See my reveal of ALL the new 2016-2018 In Colors and how they compare to the rest of the Stampin’ Up! color collection here.

Stampin Up Gift of Love Thank You Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • The thank you sentiment was cropped with the new Duet Banner Punch.
  • Part of the beauty of photopolymer stamps is that they have a little give.  I rounded “thank you” from the Gift of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set on a clear block so that it would match the curve of the punch.

Stampin Up Gift of Love Photopolymer Storage

  • Hands down my favorite way to store photopolymer stamps is by sliding the image sheet in the outside sleeve (between the thin outer plastic and the case) and adhering the stamps to the inside of the case.  Watch my quick video for a closer look.
  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s Gift of Love thank you card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest

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  1. Gorgeous!!! I LOVE your card! Love the color combo and the flowers just POP!

  2. Oooooh MsMary, this is sooooo beautiful, I can’t wait to see the video tomorrow
    I love love flowers , and you did a great job , tfs
    Hugs Frenchie

  3. Lovely color combo, Mary! I think your watercoloring, however you achieved it, looks beautiful!!

  4. Beautiful sneak peek at the new colors and stamps Mary, I love how you used this sketch to showcase this sweet blooms.

  5. Melissa (Mel's Card Corner)

    GORGEOUS card, Mary! I picked up that set during my pre-order, too. I’m planning to play with it this weekend. 🙂

  6. gorgeous card! love that new stamp set!

  7. Ginger Toivonen

    Beautiful card Mary. Adore Flirty Flamingo with black – terrific combo!

  8. Patti MacLeith

    fantastic card and great tip for storing the photopolymer stamps!

  9. Pretty, pretty, pretty Mary! After using Flirty Flamingo for the first time, I think it’s going to be huge! Gorgeous color.

  10. I am loving your “watercolored” look! Beautiful card….Flirty Flamingo may be my new fave!

  11. I call it my “kahuna” order, Kadie. Can’t wait!

  12. Kadie in Arizona

    GORGEOUS card Mary. This host set is one that is on the TOP of my June 1st order list! (Any indication how large that order is going to be????)

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