Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects showing “My Favorite Things” from any of the two current catalogs or the upcoming catalog in January. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today’s card is a mix of a good amount of my favorite things.  The Painted Poppies stamp set which is in the current Annual Catalog is very much a favorite stamp set.  Blue and yellow together is absolutely my favorite color combination and I love any kind of “splatter” on a card.

Deciding on what to use and how to use it was next.  I have so many favorite stamp sets and I adore all of the Designer Series Paper, but I wanted to create something I haven’t done in a while.  This card design served two purposes for me: wanting to practice my coloring and fussy cutting which I don’t do as often as I should.

Keeping the Pals’ “favorites” theme in mind, I started my process for this card knowing I would use Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and some kind of flower.  After really looking at four floral stamp sets, I decided on these images from Painted Poppies because of their size and I loved the look of the leaves.  The sentiment and ink splatters weren’t conceived at this point since I had a lot of coloring to do.  Daffodil Delight changed to So Saffron once I started using my Stampin’ Blends.  The warmer tone in So Saffron was a little softer and I wanted a softer look for this card.  I colored the leaves with dark and light Old Olive and fussy cut the images.

I had my Night of Navy layer cut and placed on my card base (not glued, though).  Next, I positioned my elements and once they were in place, my card still needed that extra something.  I noticed two ink splatter stamps in the Painted Poppies stamp set and went right to them.  Night of Navy ink and a splatter stamp…  I was in card making heaven!!  White Craft ink and a splatter stamp made me even happier!  Still missing something, though.  My white Stampin’ Chalk Marker helped out there.  When using Craft Ink, the images are more opaque and I wanted some of the white splatter to pop.  The Chalk Marker was perfect!

I topped off my design with a few Gold Metallic Pearls and cropped the “wishes” sentiment  with Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock and a die from the Well Written Dies which are also in the Annual Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed my card making story.

Remember …the only limitation is your imagination!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 13th when our theme will be Time to Sale-A-Brate.  Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Jeanie H Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  20. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  23. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamp a Rainbow