Vintage Sunflowers

Vintage Sunflowers

The new Stampin’ Up! Colors are so amazing. I love them all. I realized I haven’t created a vintage card in awhile. That’s probably because my favorite color collection right now is the Brights. They’re so beautiful and when I see them all together, it just makes be happy.

I decided to do a watercolor card today with the Stamparatus and Watercolor Paper. I chose the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, because I haven’t used it in awhile and I love it.

Stampin' Up!, Painted Harvest

I started by inking the outline (larger image) in Pineapple Punch Classic Ink. I inked the stamp, spritzed a bit, then closed the Stamparatus. Then moved the stamp and repeated. Of course, it didn’t look like much yet. Mostly it was a big yellow blob. But keep going!

The next step was to add the smaller image. I inked in Mango Melody (one of my new favorites!), then spritzed and stamped on both images. Mango Melody is one of the Brights colors, and Pineapple Punch is also very bright. How can this be vintage? Ah – a vintage wine makes everything better. I turned the smaller stamp a bit, then inked with Merry Merlot. Perfect! The final touch was to add Early Espresso centers to the sunflowers.

For the leaves, I used Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron. I love the way they turned out, but the card still wasn’t vintage enough. I added a few flourishes from Timeless Textures in Gray Granite. Gorgeous!

I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow, then sponged all the edges of the Watercolor Paper layer with Crumb Cake. I had already decided there would be another layer between the stamped layer and the card base, so the Watercolor Paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″. It’s layered to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Mossy Meadow, then to a Crumb Cake card base. I started to add some ribbon, but, honestly, I really like it the way it is with no embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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12 Responses to Vintage Sunflowers

  1. Susan Horr says:

    You certainly turned that yellow blob into a beautiful vintage sunflower! Very pretty!

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  2. Jackie says:

    This is soooo pretty Buffy. Just a perfect amount of texture and perfect color combo. Love it

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  3. Stephanie McKinnon says:

    Can’t tell you how many times I’ve consider getting this stamp set. This card helped me make up my mind to order it next! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Ginger says:

    A beautifully vintage card. Well Done!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. debsmart says:

    Such a lovely card, Buffy. I’ve never been able to get the hang of this stamp – I think I’ll try again! 🙂

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Deborah! I think the key is to stamp the flower pieces more than one time each. I did the larger one two times in Pineapple, then the smaller one once in Mango and once in Merry Merlot. (It covers up a lot of empty spaces when you do that.) Plus I stamped the center two times on one flower, because I missed the first time. 😉

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  6. Gail says:

    Gorgeous! I love vintage.

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