Stamp Off Celebration
Welcome to another Friday Stamp Off with Jackie, Susan, and me. This week, we’re celebrating. Our project can be anything, but it must have celebrate in it somewhere. I decided to use a new stamp set from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, Vibrant Vases.
This is a fun set that coordinates with the Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vases Builder Punch from the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. (You can bundle the Varied Vases set and builder punch to save 10%. The new Varied Vases set is not “bundleable,” however.)
I didn’t use the punch for this card, but I did use new vases and flowers. First, I stamped the solid vase images in Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, and Grapefruit Grove. I don’t know why I did that; I know to stamp the darker image first, because it’s easier to line up the second stamp. When I stamped the outline and detail for the vases in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, it was all out of whack. So I turned the cardstock over and tried again, this time stamping the black images first. Better!
I pulled the colors from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I was going to use a floral side, but it was just too much, so I opted for the striped design.
The new Vibrant Vases Stamp Set has two sets of flowers, and each has an outline and a “filler,” so you don’t have to watercolor if you don’t want to. I don’t know if my brain was tired from dealing with the new cat, or if I just spaced out, but I stamped the “filler” image for the daisy-like flowers in black. I did not mean to do that, but this was already the second time stamping the vases and I didn’t want to do it again. I’m always telling my stampers, “We can fix it,” so I decided to practice what I preach and leave it.
The first set of flowers is Rich Razzleberry. I took an Aqua Painter and moved a little of the ink around. There’s also a set of leaves, but I couldn’t get them to line up the way I wanted (combination of late night and fuzzy eyes!). To keep from having to “fix” something else, I just used a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to color the leaves.
I also watercolored the flowers in the Grapefruit Grove vase, using a combination of Pineapple Punch and Daffodil Delight. Now, what to do with the black flowers…
I decided to use a Sponge Dauber and fill in around the flowers with Grapefruit Grove ink. It’s not the best, but I can live with it.
Finally…I needed Celebrate somewhere. I decided to use the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies in Rich Razzleberry and Grapefruit Grove. Here’s another happy accident. When I was adding the celebrate die-cut to the card, it arced a bit. I loved the way it looked, so I left it bent. To add a little more interest (and to cover the “seams” where the DSP met the Whisper White Cardstock), I added strips of Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon.
This was so fun. I mean, even with the mistakes, how can you not enjoy making a celebration card?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day and a fabulous weekend!