Stampin’ up! Penned & Painted for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

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The Penned & Pained stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is just perfect for a spring card. The card I designed for this blog hop contains a very generic sentiment on the card front so that the card is ready for just about any occasion.

Flower stamped in Wisteria Wonder on a white oval that is adhered to the card. The bottom of the card front is layered with a green and white polk-a-dot paper and adorned with a pice of white satin ribbon. The sentiment on the card reads, "Hoping Your Day Is Perfect."

My modus operandi when working on a stamping project is to, first, cut out my card stock and collect scraps of the needed colors from my scrap bin. Secondly, I stamp as much as I can before assembly.

In this instance, the sentiment is stamped directly on the upper forth of the Whisper White panel for the front of the card and the flower is stamped on a scrap of Whisper White that will accommodate the largest Stitched Oval die.

Let’s look at the stamping of the flower (also discussed in an earlier blog post last week).







The images immediately above demonstrate the two step stamping process that is used with the Penned & Painted stamps.Fortunately the stamp has an arrow at the top of each of these stamps that is used to assist you in lining up the second stamp (outline) for a cleaner image. The stem and leaves also use two steps for stamping in the same manner (the green background is used only to set off the piece of Whisper White for photographing, it has nothing to do with the project). After stamping the flower and its stem and leaves, use the largest Stitched Oval die to cut out the image.


  1. Adhere the Serene Scenery DSP panel to the bottom (long side) of the Whisper White panel.
  2. Adhere the ribbon across the front of the card just below the top of the DSP panel.
  3. Adhere the Whisper White Stitched Oval with flower to the scalloped Pear Pizzazz oval.
  4. Use dimensionals to adhere the oval layers to the card front.
  5. On the interior Whisper White message panel lie a coordinating piece of designer washi tape across the bottom (long edge) and adhere this message panel to the inside of the card.

A list of Stampin’ Up! supplies and the card stock cuts are found later in this blog post.

This lovely card can be used for almost any occasion.

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Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Card stock cuts for this project

  • Pear Pizzazz (2): 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″; and scrap about 3″ x 4″ for scalloped oval
  • Whisper White (3): cut 2 panels at 4″ x 5-1/4″, one for interior message panel and second for layering panel on the front; and scrap about 3″ x 4″ for stamped panel
  • Serene Scenery DSP stack: 5-1/4″ x 2″ panel for base of card front


Author: Linda Geiger

Stamper, quilter, and photographer

12 thoughts on “Stampin’ up! Penned & Painted for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop”

  1. When I saw your card, all I could say was, “WOW”. I don’t know whether it’s the colors, the stamp or what but it is so pleasing to me! I have not mastered two step stamping yet…not even with the little pointy things.

    1. How very nice to hear that you like the card. I’ve had to practice a lot to get the two step stamping to work for me, but finally I can hit it pretty well. Keep trying! Thanks for your comments.

  2. Good springy color choices and i like that it’s ready for many occasions with the happy sentiment. Thanks too for the pictures on how you did the flower. A true smile maker!

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