One of the first sets I got from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog was Lovely Wishes. It has such pretty flourishy flowers and sweet sentiments. The flowers are two-step, so you can color them by hand, or use the second stamp. So fun!
I used the You are one of a kind sentiment on the Petal Palette card here. Today, I decided to work with the flowers as well as the sentiments.
In keeping with my promise to myself to get out of my rut and use products I’ve been neglecting, I pulled out my Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. These are 12″ x 12″ sheets in the five 2017-2019 In Colors – Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, and Lemon Lime Twist.
I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the outlines of both flowers. The centers are Tranquil Tide (for the leaves) and Fresh Fig (for the blossoms). I pulled a little of the Fresh Fig into the tops of the flowers with a Blender Pen. I love the way it turned out.
Instead of stamping the sentiment in black ink, I decided to use Perfect Plum, another neglected color. I love how well it coordinates with Tranquil Tide. I matted the stamped layer to Perfect Plum, then added a strip of the DSP to the card under the stamped layers.
This card is fairly simple, and since I used the Stamparatus, the new positioning tool from Stampin’ Up!, it was fairly quick. After I stamped the outlines, I stamped the flowers all at once, and then both sets of leaves at the same time. Easy! Here’s a quick tip from demonstrator Linda Heller (that I didn’t use, obviously, since the leaves are a little off). After you lay your cardstock in the positioner, and place your stamps where you want them, close the plate to adhere the stamps. Then place something non-porous and clear, like a window sheet, or the imaging sheet from a Stamp-a-ma-jig, over the cardstock and stamp. That way you can see before you mess up cardstock if it really is going to look like you imagined. Genius!
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