Simply Sketched Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #609

Hey There,

I got this Stampin’ Up! Hostess set, Simply Sketched when I pre-ordered from the new catalog a month ago and have been holding back using it until you where able to get it too, it was agony!  You can get this set with a $150 purchase or workshop total.  It’s one of my all time favorites now.  Check out my tutorial below.


I’ve added the featured card of the day to my sales page where you will also find some great deals on retired stamp sets and my brayer video.  CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT


Learn How to Brayer

I now have an online beginner brayer video classes that will teach you how to brayer. CLICK HERE TO GET THEM.


Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Hostess set Simply Sketched (item #129672)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Primrose Petal and Stampin’ Up! Quatrefancy Specialty DSP

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Island Indigo, Primrose Petal and Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Stampin’ Write Markers (Summer Starfruit, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crumb Cake Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Primrose Petal), White Gel Pen, Blender Pen, Sponges, Whisper White Ribbon, Antique Brad, Brayer and Delicate Details Lace Tape


Brayered Pool Party ink on one side of a 4″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.

Brayered Pool Party ink on the opposite side of the card stock.

Brayered a little Island Indigo ink on the same sides, not covering the Pool Party ink entirely.

Stamped the bird stamp with and the Leaf stamp using Stazon Jet Black ink.


Colored the leaves and grasses in using a Pear Pizzazz marker.

Added Old Olive marker to the base of the leaves and the bottom of the grasses.

Colored the berries in using a Blushing Bride marker.

Added a touch of Primrose Petal marker to the base of each berry.

Colored in the bird using a Crumb Cake marker.

Added Soft Suede marker to the darkest areas of the bird and then blended it a bit using a Blender Pen.


Colored in the Bird using a Summer Starfruit marker.  Also, added a few water lines beneath the grasses.

Added highlights to the leaves, grasses and the top of the bird with a White Gel Pen.  I smudged the highlight on the top of the bird with my finger while it was wet to tone it down a bit.

Sponged Island Indigo ink at the base of the grasses.

Sponged Primrose Petal ink on the edges of the card stock.

Added a 5.5″ Primrose Petal layer, 5.25″ Whisper White Layer, 5″ DSP layer and a 4 1/8″ Primrose Petal layer under the main image panel.

Put a strip of the Delicate Details Lace Tape on the left side of the DSP.

Adhered the smallest Primrose Petal layer to the main image panel and added a bit of Whisper White Ribbon folded over and an Antique Brad.

Put the card front together and adhered it to a Whisper White card base.

Here is the finished card measuring 5.5″ square.


Know the Code!!!!


With Stampin’ Up!’s announcement  of the new Hostess Code, we can now “pool” Online Orders together (place them individually, orders will ship directly to you – within the US only, but use the same hostess code). When smaller orders are put in together, the larger order qualifies for HOSTESS BENEFITS.

That means FREE STAMPS (or other products) I can SHARE with YOU!
So let’s get started with May’s Online Mystery Hostess Workshop!
How do you get to be part of the Mystery Hostess Workshop?
Simply use the Hostess Code below and place a minimum order of $50 (before tax and shipping) in my online store by 11:00 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Important: To be part of the Online Mystery Hostess Workshop, once you add your first item to your shopping bag the hostess code must be entered just below the Special Offers section and it should say Michelle Zindorf as the Hostess.
Once all the orders are placed, on Friday morning, June 14, I will draw ONE name to get hostess benefits on the entire order! I will call/email the winner to get your choices.
Your Hostess Code is: 3MZWCWAQ
Ready – Set – GO!! Start placing your orders now!… Remember, the deadline for this
event is 11:00 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Please do not put the hostess code in if your merchandise order is $150 or more.  You would lose your hostess benefits that you would have coming already.

Until my next post. . . . . .

Huge Hugs!

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Don’t miss out on my Customer’s free stamp set program. Check it out!  For your order of $50 in product using me as your demonstrator you will receive one virtual token.  Order $100 in product receive two virtual tokens, etc.  After you have collected 10 virtual tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $30 or less.

Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.   My free stamp set program will be an on going program.  :)


The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is active on  May 31, 2013.  I have some on hand that can be pre-ordered.  The cost is $6.50 which includes flat rate shipping.  Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you would like to purchase one.


Learn How to Brayer

I now have an online beginner brayer video classes that will teach you how to brayer. CLICK HERE TO GET THEM.


Also, check out my new Zindorf Naturals Soap Page.  This stuff is oh so good for your skin.   CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT.


5 responses to “Simply Sketched Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #609

  1. Shelly schmidt

    Gorgeous!!! LOVE the colors: )

  2. Maria Rodriguez

    I don’t have this set since I’m not a hostess but there is one in particular that would work great to make this card and that is “Every Moment”, that it’s sadly retired but I thankfully own. I absolutely love this card, such rich colors, like when the sun is going down, simply amazing. Thank you for another fabulous tutorial.

  3. Gorgeous card, love your scene!

  4. I cannot wait to get my next SU order because it has that stamp! The first thing I am going to do is make your card! It is lovely. Thank you for the tutorial.

  5. Gorgeous scene. Love the colours you have used.