Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Alternative card idea for Sweet Sunflowers August 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit


  • Alternative card from Sweet Sunflowers August Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Final date of Sale-A-Bration Selections - Wednesday 31 August 2022
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Yesterday I shared the 3 different card designs from the Sweet Sunflowers August Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Today, I showing an alternative card I made from the contents of the kit.  In fact, the background is actually a piece of one of the pre-printed envelopes from the kit plus I created a Blackberry Bliss Sunflower from the stamp included in the August Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The coordinating colors of the August Sweet Sunflowers kit included Blackberry Bliss and I think it pair beautifully with Fresh Freesia cardstock.  I dug through my all of my current and retired embossing folders and dies looking for anything bee or hive themed, and found this current Hive 3D Embossing Folder, which I used to dry emboss the Fresh Freesia background. I used Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp the Sunflower and then used my Water Painters to lightly water color the Sunflower with ink from the Blackberry Bliss ink pad.  I used the "hello" stamp from the kit to stamp a sentiment label.  This just pleases my eyes.  I may go back and add a bee from the kit or one of the left over metal bees from a previous catalog.  This kit continues to give me such joy, an I know I'll be proud to send this card to a family member or friends.  

Greeting Card from Stamp set and portion of preprinted envelope from August 2022 Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit

I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the base of my card.  Then a layer of Fresh Freesia dry embossed with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I selected a piece of one of the envelopes from the Sweet Sunflower August 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit and but it so I preserved the rest of the envelope for another card.  Two cards from one envelope!  That's a great way to extend the usefulness of your kit!.  I matted the piece of envelope with Blackberry Bliss. 

Greeting Card from the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit from August 2022

The kit includes a unique stamp set, and I used the Sunflowers Stamp to create a BlackBerry Bliss watercolored daisy by stamping the daisy once, then twisting the stamp slightly and stamping again.  Then I used my Water Painters to add a bit of Blackberry Bliss ink to the leaves before fussy cutting the daisy.  I also stamped two leaves in Mossy Meadow using stamps in this kit.  Finally, I used one of the watercolored sentiment labels from the kit and stamped hello in Rich Razzelberry ink.  I think Rich Razzelberry matched perfectly and wasn't quite as "heavy" as stamping it in Blackberry Bliss ink. 
Alternative card from Paper Pumpkin Sweet sunflowers Kit

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September 13 & 15 Class:  We're going to make these four cards in our in next live classes in NW Houston TX.  September 13 and repeated again on September 15;  at 9:30 AM.  These cards use current Stamps and Dies from Stampin' Up! current catalogs.  Find out more and register for a live class on my MeetUp site.

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