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Colorful Seasons Thanks for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  My Colorful Seasons Thanks card was created with the Colorful Seasons Bundle (available June 1st).  Here are our colors for this week:

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Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons Thanks-Cardiology by Jari

I started by doing a little watercolor wash in So Saffron on some Canson Watercolor Paper with my Aqua Painter. Once it was dry, I stamped Thank You, from One Big Meaning, in Early Expresso ink right onto the art panel.  Next, I die cut the tree limb from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets Dies(available June 1st as a bundle with Colorful Seasons stamp set) in Early Expresso card stock.  I used small dabs of Liquid Glue to adhere it to the art panel, then stamped the flowers.  Each of the flowers was stamped in Calypso Coral onto Whisper White Thick card stock, some full strength, and a couple of them stamped off once.  

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The flowers were adhered with Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.  The branch looked too lonely without a bird sitting on it, so I die cut the smallest bird from the Birds & Blossoms Thinlets in Early Expresso.  I cut a small piece of Calypso Coral paper to add under his wing, and punched a small circle in So Saffron for his eye.  He was then adhered to the panel with dimensionals.  The whole art panel was then popped onto the Early Expresso card stock base with dimensionals. 


Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons Thanks-Cardiology by Jari

Whisper White card stock was layered onto So Saffron with liquid glue, then adhered to the Early Expresso base with more liquid glue.  I adhered more of the small flowers to the corner with liquid glue and left room for writing a note.

A complete list of stamping supplies used to create the Colorful Seasons Thanks card will be at the end of the post, along with card stock cuts in inches.  

Now, head on over to see what Kristi has created for our color challenge today:  Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop Next Blog button

Here is our team:

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


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Card Stock Cuts for Colorful Seasons Thanks Card

Early Expresso base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4;  4 1/2 x 2 for branch; scrap for bird

So Saffron panels 4 x 5 1/4 (2) one for the outside and one for the inside

Watercolor paper 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Calypso Coral scrap for under bird’s wing

Whisper White panel 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Whisper White Thick for flowers 2 x 8



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  1. Amy Koenders | |

    That’s awesome Jari! I absolutely love your design. The background looks amazing and your die cuts are prefect! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Mary | |

    Love this card, Jari! Your little bird is adorable – really like how you added the accents in Coral and Saffron! Inspired design! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Mary 🙂

  3. Susan K | |

    Love that light watercolor wash–it sets the perfect stage for the pretty leaves and limb. The bird makes me smile! TFS.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you, Susan 🙂

  4. Shelagh Freemantle | |

    Love the background wash!! Very pretty. Such a subtle result.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much!

  5. Jaimie B. | |

    I love this bundle and you’ve used it perfectly for the color challenge! So pretty!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Glad you like it Jaimie, it is a fun one! Thanks!

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