Perennial Wild Rose
I’m loving the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up!® Catalog, aren’t you? So many gorgeous new products. There are a few new features that I absolutely love. First, on page 1, there’s a Table of Contents that lists all the new suites in the catalog. That makes things so much easier if you’re looking for a particular suite. Also, if you go to the suite page, you can see all the elements of the suite on one page. The page numbers of the products, the item numbers, and the prices are also included. AND you can order the entire suite with just one item number if you’d like. There’s no discount for order the entire suite, but it makes it very simple if you want everything.
Another fun feature is the Bundle Index beginning on page 4. All the bundles are right there for you to find. It’s lovely to be able to easily find them.
As a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, I already have some products because we can preorder selected products from the annual catalog a month early. So fun! I also placed an order June 4 with a few more things that I just couldn’t wait to have – like the 2019-2021 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers, the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle (I know, I know. “You mean you didn’t order that in May? Or April after OnStage?” Shocker!), the Medium Daisy Punch, more Stampin’ Blends Markers, and some business supplies.
One reason I don’t have the Good Morning Magnolia yet is I only allowed myself two flower sets in the preorder. I chose the Floral Essence Bundle and the To a Wild Rose Bundle, and that’s what I used for this card.
This was the first card I made in my makeshift studio (aka “the motel lobby”). I wanted to use some of the new Purple Posy, an In Color for 2019-2021. It’s gorgeous with Blackberry Bliss (a former In Color that returned last year in the Color Renovation!) and coordinates with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP – even though Purple Posy isn’t listed as color used in the DSP). This is another Freshly Made Sketches design (FMS360), by the way.
First I stamped the medium rose image in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I stamped the full image using the Purple Posy Classic Ink over the Blackberry Bliss image. If you’ve tried to purchase the Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad, you probably got a message saying it wasn’t available. We could order this after OnStage, and several demonstrators noticed some ink bubbles in their stamped images. Not all the pads were affected, but it was enough for Stampin’ Up! to pull the stamp pads until the problem with the ink is corrected. I’m so pleased to be part of a company that cares about product quality. A lot of companies would just let it go.
I used the Stamparatus for my Purple Posy, because it did look a little bubbly and I wanted to stamp a few times. But when it dried, it was perfect! No bubbles at all. Yay!
I stamped the leaf outline in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White Cardstock, then the medium image in Old Olive. And then I diecut the rose and the leaves with the Wild Rose Dies.
That was all I had to do for this card except for layer. I went back and forth over the order of colors, and finally let Mike decide. He chose a Blackberry Bliss card base topped with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, and then a 3-3/4″ x 5″ layer of the Perennial Essence DSP. I love this paper.
After adding the flower and leaves, I decided to add a Perennial Essence Floral Center. It was a little bright and kind of “in your face,” so I colored it with a Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend. I’m not sure that was the best idea, because now it looks a little dark. But I’m ok with it. I filled in around it a little with the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend so it would look a little larger.
I’m not sure how I’ll use this card yet, so I haven’t added a sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!