Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy. I have been having a blast in my craft room. I spend some time straightening it up, but that didn’t last long! I try to clean up after each project, but sometimes I get so excited to start on a new one, I get distracted.
Right now, I’m working on designing some cards that use only one stamp set (plus a sentiment). Since April’s classes will most likely be online, my stampers will have to purchase the sets before the class or use alternate ones they already have. So I’m trying to make it easy for them. This is a challenge for me. My plan is to pull two sets off the shelf and put blinders on so I’m not tempted to pull off another one (or three).
Here’s one of my favorites. It was inspired by “ArtsyCraftsyPhoebe” and by my friend Susan. The coloring of the tulips is from Phoebe. The frame idea is from Susan. She often uses frames in her projects, and they add so much!
First, I inked the tulips from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set (from the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog) with Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink, then I used a Sponge Dauber to add a little Lovely Lipstick over the inked stamp before I stamped on the Whisper White Cardstock. I repeated this technique with the leaves, using Granny Apple Green Classic Ink, then sponging Garden Green over the edges. The stems are stamped in Garden Green. I punched the tulips using the Tulip Builder Punch. You can bundle the punch with the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set to save 10%. But hurry! This deal only lasts through June 2, 2020. I fussy cut the leaves and stems.
Next I die-cut two frames from Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Cardstock using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. There’s also a piece of Vellum Cardstock behind the Whisper White Cardstock and frames, but you can’t see it well. I thought it would be a fun touch, but it isn’t really necessary unless you cut your Vellum a little larger than I did.
All that was left was putting it together. I added a layer of the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a Lovely Lipstick card base. The Lily Impressions DSP is free during Sale-a-bration, so you have one more week to earn it with a $50 order. After March 31, it will be gone forever (except for much inflated prices on internet auction and sales sites).
Next I added the Vellum and Whisper White Cardstock, then the frames, and finally the flowers, stems, and leaves.
I love the colors in this card (taken from the DSP). Remember, too, that Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove – along with Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, and Pineapple Punch – are 2018-2020 In Colors that will be retiring June 2. If you love them, stock up now before they, too, disappear!
My sentiment is from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I cut it by hand, then added “notches” to each end to form a banner.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! I’ll have a fun-fold card for you on Friday. Susan & Jackie – don’t panic. I know this isn’t our challenge Friday, but I created a card early (shock!!), then found one I liked better. So you get two “Fun Fold Fridays” in a row!
Have a lovely day!