Hello stampin' friends! I bet you thought I fell off the edge of the earth. I don't even know what to say except that I just lost my mojo for awhile. With the release of the new catalog yesterday though, I feel like it's time to get my stampin' groove on again. I have much lower expectations for myself this go 'round...my goal is to post at least once a week, and if I get two posts in, well...we'll have a party! I really want to get back to doing some videos as well but that might be a little while. I'm having to relearn how to do everything...either this old brain can't remember, or a few things have changed since I last posted! So we'll just take this one day at a time.
With all the virus mess going on the past few months, I did find that I've had a lot more time to be creative, which has been good for sure. I was able to place a pre-order last month and been playing with those new things...and couldn't wait to place my first "official" catalog order yesterday. Looking forward to more new toys arriving soon!
One of the first things I broke out of my pre-order box is the new Jar of Flowers bundle which includes a nine piece photopolymer stamp set of various flower images as well as a mason jar...and it's bundled with a jar punch that is just the sweetest thing! This bundle is also part of a large suite, Flowers for Every Season. You can check out the set and the entire suite on pages 10-13 of the new catalog. (By the way....if you don't have a new catalog but you'd like one, please message me!)
For today's card, I wanted the jar to look like one of those painted ones. Before punching the jar image from Balmy Blue cardstock, I lightly brushed the cardstock with white craft ink. After punching it out, I used the brush tip of the dark balmy blue Stampin' Blend and dragged it along the cut edge all the way around the image to help define the edge.
The sunflower image was inked with black Memento ink, then colored with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut.
Don't you just love the textures on the background of this card?? The back piece is embossed with a new embossing folder called Old World Paper 3D...love it! The front piece is from my new favorite designer series paper collection called In Good Taste. The textures and colors of these papers is spectacular...AND it comes with 24 sheets, two each of 12 double-sided designs. I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of this paper in my upcoming projects!
To put it all together, the embossed piece is layered onto the same color Bumblebee card front. The DSP is layered onto a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock. I tied a piece of linen thread around the top of the jar before layering it, and then the flowers were adhered using Stampin' dimensionals. I finished it off with a light sprinkling of Balmy Blue ink.
I used the following products on this card:
NOTE: My showcase program did not have a photo of the Jar of Flowers bundle so I used the individual item numbers so you could see each one. If you use item code 154064 to purchase the bundle, you'll receive both items and save 10%!
I'll be back with another project next week. In the meantime...happy stampin'!