Let the Blends Do All The Talking with Celebrate Sunflowers
It is no secret how much I love the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, from Stampin’ Up! but in this card I let the Stampin’ Blends do all the talking, and I love the way it turned out.
Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers that can be blended together to make a realistic look. I am not an color expert but I think the blends are so forgiving when you color that they look great no matter how much technique you use.
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Creating My Focal Point
The very first thing I did was my focal point on a piece of whisper white cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″. I stamped my two huge sunflowers first, from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, and then masked over them to add the leaves. Then I just filled in the rest of the blank space. For my mask, I used a piece of lined paper and washi tape. I usually use post its, but the sunflower was TOO big. (what an awesome problem!)
When I was done, I used my blends and colored. This took a bit of time, but I am loving the results.
My Card Layout
I used Pool Party for my card base, cut in the hot dog fold at 4.25″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 5.5″.
I left the inside blank for writing by attaching a piece whisper white cardstock measuring 5″ x 4.25″.
I matted my focal point with Basic Black cardstock, 1/8″ bigger on all sides. I adhered everything flat to the card.
To create my sentiment, I used the Ornate Thanks stamp set and the Pick a Punch and heat embossed in White to make the stand out and be dramatic.
To finish my card, I grabbed some black bakers twine from my ribbon stash and added a bow.
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Products You’ll Want For Stamping At Home
- Pool Party 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 122924Price: $8.75
- Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 121045Price: $8.75
- Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 100730Price: $9.75
- Heat Tool (Us And Canada) – 129053Price: $30.00
- White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109132Price: $6.00
- Paper Snips – 103579Price: $10.00
- Paper Trimmer – 152392Price: $25.00
- So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack – 154905Price: $9.00
- Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack – 154885Price: $9.00
- Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack – 154881Price: $9.00
- Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack – 144605Price: $9.00
- Basic Black Baker’s Twine – 134576Price: $3.00
- Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430Price: $4.00
- Stampin’ Seal – 152813Price: $8.00
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