Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Stampin Up Garden In Bloom in Sahara and Black

Hi stamping friends, my share today is created with the Stampin Up Garden in Bloom in Sahara and Black for the Happy Stampers Weekly Blog Hop Challenge

Stampin Up Garden in Bloom card by Sandi @


We have a color challenge this week!  I must say, I found this one extremely difficult, I’m a “Brights” kind of gal, LOL…you may have noticed!… LOL…

Apr 7 Color Challenge for Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Stampin Up Garden in Bloom card by Sandi @

Sandi’s Tips & Tricks:

  • This is a super easy, 10 minute or less card that looks lovely in just about any ink color, but for today, we are limited to Sahara Sand and Black….
  • Stamp the large flower in Sahara Sand and then use the two step outline stamp and stamp that in Memento Black.
  • I also stamped an additional flower on a scrap of Whisper White and cut it out so I could use it as an overlay.
  • Stamp the leaves in just the outline also in Memento Black.
  • I took the small ink splatter stamp from Timeless Textures to add some “background noise”
  • Mount the art piece to the mat and then to the Thick Whisper White card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the strip of Sahara Sand and attach it to the card front.
  • Use a Dimensional to attach the cut out flower.
  • Embellish with some Neutral Candy Dots.

Now it’s time to go and see what the rest of the Happy Stampers Designers have come up with for this week’s challenge.

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If you get lost along the way, here is a list of everyone  involved in the hop today

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

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You can find the card recipe and product list for the Stampin Up Garden In Bloom in Sahara and Black card  at the end of this post.



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Card recipe

  • Card Base:  Thick Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2 – Basic Black Mat 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
  • Art Piece:  Whisper White 3-3/4 x 5, additional 2-1/2 Square piece to stamp and cut out a flower
  • Sentiment:  Sahara Sand 1-1/2 x 4


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  1. April 7, 2016    

    Awesome card Sandi! The images work perfectly with the color scheme. Great design! 🙂

    • sandimac sandimac
      April 7, 2016    

      thanks Amy

  2. April 7, 2016    

    Love it, Sandi! Clean and crisp and eye appealing! 😀

    • sandimac sandimac
      April 7, 2016    

      thanks Jari, I was going for Clean and Simple, LOL…limited time this week

  3. jennifer reynard jennifer reynard
    April 7, 2016    

    Very, very classy! Love the black and sahara sand together!

  4. April 7, 2016    

    Love this card!!!!!

    • sandimac sandimac
      April 8, 2016    

      aw, thanks Heather

  5. April 7, 2016    

    Love the flowers….clean and simple my friend. I know how hard this was for you ….bright is part of your palette and you do it well.

    • sandimac sandimac
      April 8, 2016    

      I know, no pink or yellow, no green or blue, sigh – that’s why they call it a challenge eh!…haha – just wait, I’ll get you tomorrow

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