Today I thought I’d share with you a fun Stampin’ Up! card using a stamp set I’ve had for quite awhile now (whenever it first came out), that I’ve never used – Awash with Flowers. Gasp! I know! Shocking isn’t it? I actually can’t believe how many supplies I have, that I’ve owned for awhile, but haven’t used yet. I buy them because I love them, and I KNOW I’ll use them – it’s just a case of when LOL.
Instead of using the 2-step stamping technique (which I’m not overly fond of), or coloring in the images, I decided to use a paper-piecing technique using Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Garden designer paper. On their own, I find the colors of the Sunny Garden DP kind of loud, but as a paper-pieced element, they’re divine! You get gorgeous images WITHOUT having to color them in. Granted, it does take time to cut everything out, but then, it would take time to color everything too.
This card was posted on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog yesterday – which is a private blog on the member home page for Paper Crafter’s Library members. Every day we post pictures of one or more projects, plus whatever the featured technique is – and of course, every single project has a video.
Here’s a list of the supplies used:
Stamps: Awash With Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight Classic inks (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Barely Banana CS (retired – can substitute with So Saffron CS, or Lemon Tart CS from Papertrey Ink), Pear Pizzazz CS, In Color Patterned Paper Stacks, Sunny Garden DP, Greenhouse Gala DP (Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, white embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Brights Designer Buttons, Tombow Liquid Glue, sponge daubers (Stampin’ Up!); White Opal Liquid Pearls, Heat It Craft Tool (Ranger)
I also wanted to share with you another one of my mixed media canvases. Below you can see a peek – but if you check out THIS post on the Paper Crafter’s World blog, you can see pictures of the whole thing. Mixed Media has been a love of mine for awhile, but it’s not something I’ve really felt ready to share until recently. If you missed it, you can see the first one I posted HERE.