Celebrate Sunflowers

Celebrate Sunflowers

Welcome to a new week, crafting friends! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Ours was odd, but what about 2020 hasn’t been, right? Due to some health issues (everyone is fine, by the way), we couldn’t get together with the kids on Christmas. It’s the first time in 31 years I haven’t been with my kids on Christmas day, and I was a bit blue. Still, Mike & I loaded up some crab legs and shrimp and took lunch to Mom’s house. Mom definitely loves seafood more than turkey or ham! We had a wonderful visit, and enjoyed a video chat with the kids while we were there.

We had Christmas dinner with the kids on Sunday, and had lots of laughter and fun.

Today I’m catching up on things I neglected over the weekend. Here’s a card I made for my cousin’s birthday.

Celebrate Sunflowers, Quite Curvy, Stampin' Up@

I wanted to play with the “emboss resist” technique using our new blending brushes. You are going to love these! They’ll be available January 5 in the new January – June Mini Catalog (JJMC).

First, I laid out the Curvy Die to see where to place the sunflower and make sure I had enough room for the sentiment (from the Quite Curvy Stamp Set) on the DSP under the Very Vanilla Cardstock. The Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Curvy Dies are early release items from the JJMC, but you can order the Quite Curvy Bundle now. You can also add the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set and the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP), but those items are only available through January 4. If you purchase the Quite Curvy Bundle, the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set, and the DSP together, you’ll save 10%. The Curvy Dies coordinate with the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set as well as the Quite Curvy Stamp Set.

After I had my placement settled, I die-cut the Very Vanilla Cardstock with the Curvy die, then stamped the sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set with VersaMark ink. After embossing with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, I used the brushes to add some Bumblebee and Soft Suede Ink on and around the embossed area. It’s so fun to see the sunflower appear! It’s like the magic pictures we played with as kids.

Again. laying the Very Vanilla stamped layer on the In Good Taste DSP helped with the sentiment placement. I used my Stamparatus and stamped the Quite Curvy sentiment and bird several times in Soft Suede Classic Ink. I used Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to add color to the bird and to add music notes. My cousin is a fabulous musician and was my piano teacher from the time I was four years old until I graduated from college, so I always try to add something related to music to her cards.

Remember – you have one week left to order products from the August-December Mini Catalog. Many of the retiring products are on sale, but they’re selling out quickly. You can order from my web site 24/7. The host code for this month is S4WFYQVG, but if your order is $150 minimum, do not use the host code. You’ll want all the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day – and enjoy the rest of the year.

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Celebrate Sunflowers, Quite Curvy, Stampin' Up!


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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6 Responses to Celebrate Sunflowers

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Great minds! I love those dies. You are so good with techniques. You should make a book and then share it with me. 🙂

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thank you, Susan! And that’s exactly what I thought when I saw your post today. Sunflowers. Birds. Curves. Great minds!! And the technique book is a GREAT idea! I have two books and a ring of techniques. I will share! (Some use retired – but super fun – products! I especially miss the glossy paper techniques and watercolor crayon ones.)

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  2. debsmart says:

    Such a gorgeous sunflower – it brightens up the cloudy day we’re having here! I really like that curved die with the curved stamps 🙂

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  3. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Deborah! We had really ugly days around Christmas. Rain, sleet, just clouds…Today was nice, and the temps are soaring (for winter). Go figure. I like these dies as well. They really add a little more fun to a card! (I’m ready for spring.)

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  4. Jackie says:

    Buffy, this is absolutely beautiful. Those curvy dies work really well with a big image like this. Sooo funny because I have been doing emboss resist with the new brushes, too. Great minds!

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