Thankful Stamp Off with Jar of Flowers
Welcome back, my friends! If you live in the USA, I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving. I know a lot of you probably couldn’t gather with family due to COVID restrictions, and that’s hard. My aunt has moved to an apartment in a Senior Living Center, and they are currently locked down. She could join us for dinner, but then she’d have to quarantine for 10 days after. Still, they will have an awesome dinner. The chefs there are wonderful (and much better than me).
Even with all the unrest and uncertainty in the world, there is a lot to be thankful for – life, health, homes, family (even if we can’t be physically together), and more. For me, I’m thankful today for 38 years of marriage to my amazing husband. Today is our wedding anniversary, and I’m even more in love with Mike today than I was in 1982. We have grown so much in the past 38 years. We’ve weathered a lot of storms the past 38 years – and we’ve always come out on top. But we’ve also experienced so many amazing good things as well. I can’t even list them all, but the top three would be our boys, a precious granddaughter, and now two future daughters-in-law. I am so excited to welcome Adrianna and Katelyn into our family. (Well, they’re already in the family. But I’m excited to officially have two more females! With the addition of Amelia, the females finally outnumber the males in the Cooper family!)
Our Stamp Off Challenge this week is “Thankful.” Here’s my card for the challenge.
I punched the jar from a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the Jar Punch. I placed the punched DSP over a 4″ x 5-1/4′” piece of Whisper White Cardstock (without adhering yet) in my Stamparatus, then placed the jar image from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set into the punched area. After I closed the plate to set the stamp, I removed the DSP and stamped the jar in Smoky Slate Classic Ink. Then I stamped the stems in Mossy Meadow and the water in Pool Party Classic Ink.
I stamped the sunflowers image from Jar of Flowers in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I colored the image with Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, then cut it out with Paper Snips.
After I added the Whisper White panel to a Merry Merlot card base, I adhered the punched DSP back onto the Whisper White layer. Then I added the sunflowers over the jar using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home Stamp Set in Merry Merlot Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Before I inked the stamp, I used transparent tape to mask the bottom line of the sentiment, then removed it before stamping on the Whisper White Cardstock. I die-cut the sentiment with the Stitched Labels Dies, than added it to the card.
For a little glimmer and glitz, I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels to the card. I love how they work with the DSP!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!