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Hope & Prayer Stampin' Up You Are in my Prayers

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have another fun card using the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. I also did a super fun technique on today's card.

handmade card using the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

The Background:

To create the background I did the Easy Bokeh Technique. And when I say easy I mean it really is easy. First off you're going to need a few supplies. You need a stencil (I used the new Loveliest Layers Decorative Masks from the January-April Mini Catalog), three different colors of ink (I picked Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana and I actually used the Classic Stampin' Spot Assortment.) You will also need a Stampin' Spritzer, Blending Brushes, and some Shimmery White Cardstock. Once you gather the supplies you need it's super simple.

handmade card using the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

You are going to take the three different colors of Ink Spots and press them onto your stencil. Next you will spray with a little water (only one or two pumps), and flip the stencil over onto the Shimmery White Cardstock. Lightly press the stencil onto the cardstock and remove. Let the ink dry and used your Blending Brushes to add the same colors ink over the dried ink. And the background that you see on the card is what you come up with.

handmade card using the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

To finish off the card I stamped the cross and the sentiment from the Hope and Prayer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink onto a pice of Basic White Cardstock. I matted the stamped image and the background onto pieces of Basic Black Cardstock before adding it to the card base made from Basic White Thick Cardstock. To add that little extra touch I added a few of the Gorgeous Grape pearls from the Pastel Pearls.


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Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins