There is Hope on the Horizon – World of Dreams

So much happening in the world…hard not to be affected by it.

Today, I took inspiration from several current challenges:

AAA Cards Challenge (#210) for Style; Alphabet Challenge – Letter “Y” for Colors; Retro Rubber Blog Challenge (#178) for Stamp Set choices and a stepped of version of Simple Stamping re: The Inque Spot Studio Weekend Keep Stamping Client Challenge.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Card Front: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Part (1)
    • Using the largest Hexagon shaped die from the Beautiful Shapes Dies set, a Mask was created from a piece of Copy Paper.
    • The Mask was set over the Card Front.
    • A Post-It-Note was torn in half to create another Mask.
    • The torn pieces were positioned across the opening of the Hexagon shape.
    • Using a Blending Brush, So Saffron ink was added to the split area.
  • Part (2)
    • The torn piece of the Post-It-Note Mask that matched the bottom edge of the So Saffron coloring was used to cover the top of the Hexagon opening.
    • Using another Blending Brush, Smoky Slate ink was added.
    • The process was repeated for the coloring of the top of the Hexagon shape. Less depth of color was intentional to ensure it was lighter than the bottom half.
  • Part (3)
    • The Copy Paper Mask was removed.
    • Using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool and Memento Tuxedo Black ink, the Silhouette Plant image from the retired World of Dreams (circa 2014) stamp set and the word, Hope, from the retired Touch of Ink (circa 2021) stamp set were added.  The Stamparatus was used to ensure that the “black” was solidly applied.
  • Part (4)
    • Finishing the card, the Card front was adhered to the Card Base.
    • Per the current Stampin’ Up! Simple Stamping Challenge for March which allowed Embellishments, three Classic Matte Dots were added.  Gray, Black and the White one was colored with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend to pick up the So Saffron coloring.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today and hoping for peace, Jolanda

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

10 thoughts on “There is Hope on the Horizon – World of Dreams

  1. So gorgeously CAS, Jolanda! I admire your response to all the distress in the world right now… That vein of color in your background hex is so cool! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!


  2. Very pretty CAS card! Those are the toughest to get right for me but you did it perfectly. Love it! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!


  3. This is a beautiful card with a beautiful message, I love the simple images and the way they convey that powerful message of HOPE.
    Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.


  4. This is simply stunning. I echo your sentiment of Hope also. I wish I could get simple cards to look so effective. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x


  5. You’ve created a really beautiful card, I love the CAS design, and the elements you used. The hexagonal piece in the background is a wonderful eye catcher, and it goes so well with the plant silhouette. I like how you repeated the colour palette in the little dots. Overall, an amazing creation for times that call for comfort and healing thoughts. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

    Hugs, Veronika


  6. I love how you created that little hexagon, and your silhouetted flower on top is perfect! That little sentiment and the three little embellishments add just the right touch! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!


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