Shopping Our Stash Challenge #464:You Deserve a HAND

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #464:You Deserve a HAND

Hello all! Today we have another fun challenge over at the Shopping Our Stash Challenge Blog-- featuring hands or making a congratulations card. We would love it if you join us for this challenge (#464). Since my stash was empty of hands related items, I made a congratulations card. 

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Supplies used:

This card started with a lot of die cutting! The background panel was created by die cutting a piece of patterned paper and two pieces of scrap paper with the largest die from Gina K Design's Master Layout 2 and a piece of watercolor paper with the second-largest stitched rectangular die from the same set. All three layers of the largest die cut were glued together to give additional dimension to the patterned paper and set aside. After this matte layer had dried, red gold watercolor from my Gansai Tambi's Starry Colors watercolor set was painted around the edges and set aside to dry again.

The watercolor paper die cut was run through the machine again inside Simon Says Stamp's Magnolia Branches embossing folder. The embossed panel was given some dark pink and teal color through ink blending with Altenew's Coral Berry dye ink on the magnolia flowers and blossoms and the branches and edges of the card panel were ink blended with Hero Arts' Tide Pool ink. The embossed panel was then glued to the matte layer. Splatters of Coral Berry dye ink mixed with water and gold watercolor from the Starry Colors watercolor set were splattered across the card and set aside to dry.

The die was die cut with rose gold glitter cardstock on the top layer, and Pearlescent Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up! on the shadow layer of Honey Bee Stamp's Congrats die set. The leaves, flower and branch were cut out of more watercolor paper with a variety of dies from Essentials by Ellen (Hutson)'s Wild Garden by Julie Ebersole die set. They were all colored with ink blending-- using the same colors and inks as the rest of the card-- Tide Pool ink for the leaves, and Coral Berry for the flower and branch. The branch was then painted with gold watercolor from the Starry Colors watercolor set.

The leaves, flower and branch were glued to the base of the embossed panel and the sentiment was glued on top of that towards the bottom of the card panel. The whole thing was glued onto a top-folding A2-sized white card base. To finish the card, sequins from Catherine Pooler's Manhattan sequin mix were attached to the card.

We hope that you are able to join us for our challenge over at Shopping Our Stash and thanks for reading!


  1. Gorgeous congratulations card!! I love that embossing folder that you used!! What great inspiration for those who decide to play along with our new "You deserve a hand" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! Especially those that can't find any hand related stamps!!

  2. Awesome congratulations card, the embossing folder and the colouring technique is fantastic, Great colours and design.

  3. such a soft and beautiful card, as artful as they come! love this!

  4. The colouring on this is very beautiful and has a delicate airy look. I love it. Perfect for the coming spring.

  5. Your card is beautiful, I love it xx


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