Quick and easy cards…who likes them? I do! There is something to be said for having one BIG stamp that covers the entire card front. Stamp once, do a bit of coloring, add a little embossing and put it all together. This is the result.
I made this card for a special friend who lost her sister. She told me that sunflowers were her favorite flowers. I don’t own a sunflower stamp, so I did the next best thing and used my Daisy Garden Stamp Set. This stamp is one big stamp. You will need the largest Clear Block F or a Stamparatus to stamp this.
I prefer the Stamparatus as with a stamp this big, it is easy to “miss” a spot when you are inking the stamp or maybe you just don’t get enough in one spot. With the Stamparatus, it is easy to re-ink and stamp again (because it stamps in the exact same spot) so that you get a good sharp image.
Because these and daisies and not sunflowers, I decided to just color them like Sunflowers instead….so I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image. Soft Suede for the center of the flowers, Daffodil Delight for the petals and Old Olive with a little bit of Mossy Meadow for the leaves and stems. As I started putting the layers together, I thought the image looked a little flat, so out came my Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder and I embossed the stamped image. It looked so much better to me (the first picture shows it best). I added a little bit of twine and a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set to finish it off.
If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies that you will need:
- Daisy Garden Stamp Set
- Peaceful Moments Stamp Set
- Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder
- Daffodil Delight Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 1/2”
- Soft Suede Cardstock – Cut 4” x 5 1/4”
- Basic White Cardstock
- Cut 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
- Cut 4” x 5 1/4” (inside)
- Scrap for Sentiment (I used the Stitched Blooms Dies)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Soft Suede
- Stampin’ Blends Markers: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow
- Adhesives: Stampin’ Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Tools: Stamparatus, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Hope you’ll give this card a try!
Happy Stamping and Enjoy your Week-end!
Today, (Saturday, July 31st, I will be watching packers and movers get my Mother’s possessions (and there are LOTS!) ready to be transported from Phoenix, AZ to Virginia Beach, VA. It’s been quite the experience watching my mother sort through her life’s belongings and deciding what to keep and what to sell. At 91, she doesn’t need much since she will be living with my husband and I, but it’s the little things…cards from friends, photographs, old records, books, her “hole in one” award, old family jewelry and dishes…it’s all being packed. Oh and don’t forget her golf clubs. She can’t golf right now, but she wants to try again one day!
15% OFF – DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE ENDS AUGUST 2nd!
It’s time to stock up on Designer Series Paper! Yes, you read that right….Stampin’ Up! is having a Designer Series Paper Sale! During this promortion, (July 1-Aug 2), you can get a 15% discount on nine select papers in the Annual Catalog. It is the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper without breaking the bank! These are the nine papers that are included in the sale…..only $9.78 each (unless otherwise noted)
- Beauty of the Earth
- Bloom Where You’re Planted
- In Good Taste ($17.85)
- In the Wild
- Pansy Petals
- Sweet Symmetry
- Tidings of Christmas
- You’re a Peach
Is your favorite on the list? I would pick a favorite of mine….but it’s a close tie between three of them – You’re a Peach, Pansy Petals and Hand-Penned! Print out this handy flyer and choose your papers! The Sale ends AUGUST 2nd! 15% Off Designer Series Paper Flyer
AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN – HOPE BOX – Order by August 10th!
Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin which was created by Stampin’ Up!’s co-founder Shelli. This kit includes supplies to make 9 encouraging cards with coordinating envelopes with an inspiring color palette of Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Poppy Parade. The cards and sentiments in this box are designed to promote hope, cherished friendships and to share encouragement. The box itself is also a special design that you can use as a hope box – fill it with treasured mementos – letters, inspiring quotes, photographs and more.
f you would like to order this special Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit, the deadline to order is August 10th. You can order your August PP Kit here: August Paper Pumpkin – Hope Box
COMING SOON! – JULY-DEC MINI CATALOG
Are you wondering why the new July-December Mini Catalog isn’t out yet?…..after all it is already July. The answer is that due to shipping, some of the products in the new Mini catalog were not going to be available by the time the catalog was supposed to launch in July. In an effort to not disappoint customers, Stampin’ Up! changed the launch date to August 3rd. The catalogs had already been printed, hence the name on the cover. Catalogs have been shipped to my house and I’m trying to figure out a way to get them out to my customers as the catalogs are in Virginia and I am currently in Arizona. I might have to enlist the help of my husband….hmmmm we will see how that goes! If you are interested in receiving the new Mini Catalog and do not already receive one from another demonstrator, please go to my catalog tab (at the top of my blog) and request a copy!
ARE YOU READY TO SALE-A-BRATE?
Stampin’ Up! is having a second Sale-A-Bration event! For every $50 (or $100) you spend on products (not including shipping/tax) from August 3-September 30, you can earn your choice of FREE PRODUCTS from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog! I can’t share the catalog yet….you’ll have to wait until August 3rd, but there are alot of cute products that I know you will love! Products can be purchased from either the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the New July-December Mini Catalog that will be out on August 3rd. Keep your Wish Lists Handy and get ready to shop on August 3rd!
NEED SUPPLIES? READY TO ORDER?
Please click HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours! If your order is less than $150, please use my JULY HOST CODE: BDNYGABM and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order, please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!
If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me! If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own. Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.
These are the products used for today’s card. Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can purchase these items or get more information. And don’t forget to use the HOST CODE: BDNYGABM when prompted!