Stampin’ Up! Desert Details Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy New Year! It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Are you ready to hop around and see some great projects?

I created my card for today using the Desert Details Stamp Set, Desert Details Dies and the gorgeous Dry Brushed Metallic 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. And, this paper is truly gorgeous! As of today, these products are now available for customer orders from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog! Yay!

The theme for today’s hop is a sketch challenge!

I started off with a card base in Soft Succulent measuring 11″ x 4-1/4 and scored at 5-1/2″. Usually, this card cut is presented as a top fold easel card, but I chose to turn my card base to landscape for a different look. I used a panel of the Dry Brushed Metallic 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and matted this panel to a piece of Pale Papaya cardstock. The specialty paper is in soft succulent, blue and copper and so, so pretty! The panel was then adhered to the card front.

Next, I stamped the large desert flower from the Desert Details Stamp Set in Soft Succulent onto a piece of white cardstock. I used Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends to shade all of the white areas on the flower, then used a Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to smooth the color out. I then used Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends to deepen the shadows on the flower blossom. The stamped flower image was die cut using the coordinating die from the Desert Details Dies set and I also cut a grass from Soft Succulent cardstock.

The die cut grass was partially adhered to the back of the flower. A short length of Pale Papaya Faux Velvet Trim was also adhered to the back of the flower. The grass sits at the top of the flower and is angled to the right of the flower and the trim is angled slightly to the left. I adhered these pieces to the flower first to assist with dimensional placement. I placed Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the flower unit, then adhered this unit to the card front, placing it towards the middle right.

I used a sentiment label in Soft Succulent and stamped a sentiment from the Desert Details Stamp Set in Soft Succulent ink. The sentiment label was then adhered to a mat in Pale Papaya then added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label sits slightly over the bottom of the flower and overhangs the metallic panel on the right.

On the inside panel I stamped the same large desert flower towards the bottom of the panel in Soft Succulent ink and used the same Stampin’ Blends to color the flower. The panel was then adhered to a Pale Papaya mat and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

The same flower was stamped onto the envelope front and colored and a piece of coordinating Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap. I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

Several Calypso Coral Iridescent Pastel Gems were added to the card front to complete the card! I think the Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty Designer Series Paper adds an extra “something” to the card.

You can download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

If you hopped over from Terry Lynn’s blog, thanks for stopping by my blog! If you’re just starting the hop here, you can click on the “next” button below to hop to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog list. Or, you can click on any name below to go directly to that person’s blog. Enjoy!

Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re now ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! You can contact me at

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

January Host Code!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links that will take you to my online store. Item numbers for the products used from the upcoming Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog are included on the pdf tutorial for your convenience.

17 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Desert Details Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”

  1. The shading on your desert flower proves that not only are you an excellent card maker, but an artist as well. TFS.


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