Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Touches of Texture Thank You

Today I am sharing Touches of Texture from the current Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog with some of the new In-Colors from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual catalog!  

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture-Cardiology by Jari

The sketch inspiration is from the challenge this week at Fab Friday, FabFri111


And, I’m using the colors for the Color Throwdown challenge, ctd440

CTD440 Color Throwdown Color Challenge

When I realized that the Touches of Texture stamp set would carry over to the new catalog, I decided to go ahead and buy it, as I have been admiring it for a long time!  Crazy, right?  Well, I am so glad I have it now, it is a great stamp set!

This card came together so quickly once I decided to try out Touches of Texture.  First, I stamped the long textured image in So Saffron onto my Whisper White panel. Next, I inked up Fresh Fig onto the splotched stamp and stamped it off twice before stamping it onto my art panel.  The Lemon Lime Twist leaves and stem came next just to the right of the first So Saffron image.  A  little extra ink smudged onto my paper to the right of the stem, so I pulled out another texture stamp and stamped a little “grass” over it.  

I inked up the open flower in Fresh Fig ink and wiped the center with a baby wipe so that I could fill the center with So Saffron ink from my Stampin’ Write marker.   

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture-Cardiology by Jari


Using a blender pen and the ink from the top of the ink pad after I squeezed the lid (while closed) a few times, I colored in the flower head with Fresh Fig.  Then, I picked up some ink from the So Saffron ink lid and blended the center of my flower a little.  The bee was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink and colored in with my Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil.  Then I cut it out with my Paper Snips and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture

My art panel was adhered to a panel of Lemon Lime Twist card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The  Fresh Fig banner was cut on one end with my Banner Triple punch, inked with the Thank You stamp from the Daisy Delight stamp set(available June 1st) in Versa Mark and sprinkled with White Stampin’ Emboss powder.  The banner was adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then I added 3 So Saffron Enamel Shapes.  The whole front panel was then adhered to the Fresh Fig card stock base with Dimensionals.  

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture-Cardiology by Jari

More of the textured images were stamped on the inside in So Saffron and Fresh Fig ink, then I chose another sentiment from Daisy Delight and stamped it in Basic Black Archival ink.  

Stamping supplies as well as card stock cuts for creating this Touches of Texture Thank You card will be at the end of my post.  


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Stampin'' Up! Clearance Rack 2017

Ordering for the Eastern Palace Suite Begins May 1st!

Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite

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Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite

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  • The new free items, Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and Very Vanilla Thick Card stock are only available when you purchase a bundle.
  • Bundles are exclusive to the early release, and will not be available after May 31st. Individual items will be available for purchase on June 1st, with the release of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.
  • Order dates for this promotion May1-31, 2017

Card Stock Cuts in inches for Touches of Texture Thank You Card

Fresh Fig card stock base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, banner 1 x 4

Lemon Lime Twist panel 4 x 5 1/4

Whisper White art panel 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4; scrap for bee


Stampin’ Up! Products to complete the card

Daisy Delight stamp set #143669(June 1st) 

Fresh Fig card stock #144242 (June1st); ink #144082 (available May 1st with Eastern Palace Bundle)

Lemon Lime Twist card stock #144245 (June 1st), ink #144086 (available May 1st with Eastern Palace Bundle)

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Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, see you tomorrow!  


  1. Sandi Borgmeyer | |

    Hi Jari, I love this card. You make all the colors come alive! I love using this stamp set and now I have a great new artistic idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Hi Sandi! Thanks so much, I do love this set and am glad I finally got it!!

  2. Amy Koenders | |

    Just beautiful Jari! I love your design, great take on the sketch and the colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Amy 🙂

  3. Heather H | |

    So beautiful! You’ve really created such a lovely scene, and the coloring is just gorgeous. I love your little bee, and the enamel dots add just the right added detail. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you, Heather!

  4. Lisa Edwards | |

    Love this card! So pretty! Thank you.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Hi Lisa, so glad you like it! Enjoy!

  5. Linda | |

    Just love what you’ve done with the Touches of Texture stamp set, Jari!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Linda!

  6. Amanda Mertz | |

    Gorgeous! I love how you used the Fresh Fig stamped off to give it such a light airy look! Looks wonderful paired with the Lemon Lime Twist! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Hi, and thanks so much!

  7. Cindy Beach | |

    This is stunning, Jari. Yes, I do love the brightness of the new green! Your coloring is beautifully done, thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Cindy!

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