Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours was quiet and low-key (my favorite!).
Every month, our local Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators have a challenge to complete by our next gathering. It can be a color challenge, sketch challenge, holiday or product based challenge; we try to keep it fresh and different. For our April Gathering, we each brought one of our stamp sets that would be carrying over to the 2023-24 Annual Catalog and traded them for a month. Before our May Gathering we’ll make at least two of the same card – one for the challenge and one for the owner of the stamp set. Most of us will probably also make one for ourselves. This gives us some fresh inspiration and gets us started with samples for the new year. I “borrowed” Christy’s Taco Fiesta Stamp Set.
This card was inspired by Lorri Heiling. I love the little avocado in the sombrero, don’t you?
First, I stamped the crock of guacamole, chip, avocado, and sombrero on Basic White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored them with Stampin’ Write Markers – Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for the guacamole, Wild Wheat for the chip, Basic Black for the bowl. The sombrero is colored with Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight, and the avocado is Lemon Lime Twist and Pecan Pie. (I’m not 100% sure about the seed; I think it’s Pecan Pie, but it could be one of the darker neutrals.) When you see the product list at the end of this post, you’ll notice that the Stampin’ Blends aren’t listed there. That’s because several of them aren’t available yet. Wild Wheat is a new In Color for 2023-2025, and Pecan Pie and Lemon Lime Twist are two new “core colors” that will be added to the line in May.
As it happened, Jon was here for a bit while I was finishing this card and I asked him if the avocado should have eyes. His answer: Of course! He wouldn’t need a sombrero if he didn’t have eyes. (Good point.) After I added a face with one of the face stamps, I fussy cut all the images and layered them onto a 2-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White, then stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink at the top.
The card base is Granny Apple Green. I stamped the candy/confetti image over the card base edges in VersaMark Ink then added a 4″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Basic Black and a 3-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the card base, then the stamped piece on top. The Dandy Designs DSP was a free offering during the recent Sale-a-bration. Of course, it retired at the end of February, but it’s some of my favorite paper, so I will continue to use it on projects until it’s gone. It was a huge pack of paper, so you’ll be seeing it for awhile! The colors are just so bright and the patterns very fun.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
This is adorable. The avocado definitely needed eyes! I am proud that you used Wild Wheat, otherwise known as….well you know what.
Thanks, Susan! Wild Wheat is growing on me!! I saw some townhouses last week that were in several of our colors – Wild Wheat, Misty Moonlight, Pecan Pie, and maybe Copper Clay. They looked so pretty. I have decided to embrace the wheat. (The ink more than the card stock, though. At least for now!)
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