Simply the Best with Varied Vases

Simply the Best with Varied Vases

Hello stampers, I hope your week is going great so far!  I'm actually typing this blog post out a few days early because by the time it posts, I'll be visiting my middle daughter in Monterey for a few days.  It's so nice to visit the coast where it's usually at least 20 degrees cooler than it is here in the Sacramento valley!

Today's card is another idea featuring the pretty Varied Vases stamp set which you'll find on page 45 of the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! catalog.  The clear images in this photopolymer set make it sooooo easy to use...lining up images is a snap!  Although I didn't use it on this particular card, there is a punch the coordinates with this set so cutting out different flower and vase images is also quick a easy.  The set and punch are available as a bundle in this catalog so purchasing them together will give you a 10% savings.

I started this project by cutting out the circle with one of the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Big Shot.  Have you noticed how often I use the Stitched Shapes framelits?  I'm glad we have so many framelit options to choose from but if I could only have one set, this would be it.  It is so versatile!  My favorite thing about it is the "stitching" adds just enough to not need an extra layer of paper to help it stand out against a background...I LOVE IT!  If you don't already have the Stitched Shapes framelits set in your collection, make sure to add it to your next order.  You won't regret it!

I used black Memento ink to stamp all the outlines first, then filled them in with the "filler" images using Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam, and Grapefruit Grove inks (some of the images were stamped off on to scratch paper before stamping the images to create a lighter colors).  The sentiment is also stamped in black Memento ink onto a strip of Balmy Blue cardstock.  I clipped the ends to flag them, then adhered it to the circle with SNAIL adhesive.

The Crumb Cake background was run through the Big Shot in the Quilt Top embossing folder before being attached to the Highland Heather card base.  To finish it off, I splattered Highland Heather ink off an Aqua Painter over the entire card front.


Be sure to come back here on Thursday...I'm participating in the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop and I have a really neat project to share with you!

Do you have a copy of the new catalog yet?  If you'd like one, click "Contact Me" and let me know...if you live in the US, I'd love to send you one!  (If you're outside the US, I'll be happy to help you find a demonstrator near you!)

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