Hats off!

Tomorrow is commencement day at our local university. One of my co-workers is finishing his MBA, so I made this card for him.

Our school colors are black and gold, so my color theme for this card was easy to figure out. The card base and banner are Tip Top Taupe. The Congrats is from Tin of Cards, which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The Large Numbers framelits and some Gold Glimmer Paper provided my focal point; while the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and Basic Black Cardstock provided the finishing touch.

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration is featuring framelits today. If you would love to see a variety of cards with different framelits for some inspiration, head over for Framelits Friday.


The Hop Is Flowering

Hello! The April Showers didn't really show up around here, but the May Showers have brought May flowers! The Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration gals wanted to brighten your day today with lots of flowers.

As you hop along, please show some love and leave comments for each of our designers. We are always excited to hear from our followers and what you love! You should have just left stop number 1 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana. If you get off track or a link doesn't work, the entire blog hop list is at the bottom of this post. Now how about some flowers?

I got so into the flower spirit when looking at my stamps, and I just HAD to play with new products, so I made three cards to share with you today.

I can't pick a favorite, so I'm going to tell you about all three.

The Shine card features the flower stamp from Crazy About You, which was punched with the coordinating Flower Medallion punch. I stamped it in Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Next I used the Sunburst Framelit on Pool Party Cardstock. I layered that over a piece of DSP from the new Playful Palette paper stack. The Shine greeting is from Sunburst Sayings. I stamped in it Sweet Sugarplum on Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock. Then I used my Gold Wink of Stella pen for the first time (can you believe it?). I didn't let it fully dry before I took the picture, therefore it looks a little multicolored, but it's not. The final touch was a Basic Rhinestone Jewel in the flower center.

The next card features the calla lilies from Remarkable You. They were stamped in Sweet Sugarplum on Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut out using the Lots of Labels framelits. I layered that over another pattern from the Playful Palette DSP stack. The greeting is from Garden In Bloom, which I stamped in Emerald Envy. I added two Blushing Bride Subtles Candy Dots. The card base is Sweet Sugarplum embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder. My final touch on this card was to color the stamen of the flowers using a Blender Pen and Hello Honey ink.

My final card features the Bold Butterfly and Botanical Builder framelits. The DSP is once again from the Playful Palette stack. The happy birthday can be found in the Tin of Cards stamp set, which I stamped in Emerald Envy. You'll never guess that the large flower is Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock! The smaller two are from the same DSP stack and were scraps from my first card. The Bright Candy Dots and Botanical Garden Jewels finished off this card.

I'm certain that you can guess what my favorite 2016-2018 In Color is! If you're not a demonstrator, you can start getting your hands on the yummy new products on June 1st! Now, let's see what Kim (and baby Micah) has in store for us today! Just click on that Next button.

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  2. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
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