Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!
This month, the theme is Flowers in the Garden. We hope you are inspired by all the wonderful creations the Pals share with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we love reading your comments. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Ok, I am not going to lie. It was REALLY REALLY REALLY hard to pick which flower set I was going to use. Poppies, sunflowers, tulips, daffodils, etc. Tulips are starting to pop here in the Pacific Northwest. La Conner, WA has a gorgeous tulip area that I try to visit each year. I finally settled down on the wildflowers from the Greatest Journey stamp set. It reminds me of the flowers I see when hiking in the summer here in the PNW. And, I was able to use yellow. Always pick yellow 🙂 This stamp set is on the retiring list which makes me sad. It is such a versatile stamp set. The sentiments are fresh & lovely.
Step by Step Tutorial
– Begin with a Tea Boutique card base (Orchid Oasis) ** currently on sale for 60% off***
– Use the Paper Trimmer to cut
Basic White to 2 ⅝ x 3 ⅞
Brights 6×6 DSP (Daffodil Delight) to 1 ¾ x 5 ½
– Run a sheet of Parakeet Party (2022-2024 In-Colour Glimmer Paper) through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Scalloped Contours dies.
– On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp the wildflower image from the Greatest Journey stamp set using black Memento ink.
– Colour the wildflowers using Stampin’ Blends.
Light & dark Daffodil Delight
Light & dark Mossy Meadow
Light & dark Polished Pink
Light & dark Granny Apple Green
Light & dark Orchid Oasis
Light & dark Soft Succulent
– Run the coloured wildflowers through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the coordinating Greatest Journey dies.
– Adhere the Brights Daffodil Delight strip to the Tea Boutique card base using Tombow liquid glue.
– On the Tea Boutique card front, stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink (sentiment from Framed Florets stamp set). Cover with black Basics Embossing Powder then set with a Heat Tool.
– Adhere the scalloped die cut glimmer paper to the Whisper White layer using Tombow liquid glue. Then adhere to the card base using dimensionals.
– Adhere the die cut wildflowers to the scalloped die cut glimmer paper using dimensionals.
– Add a few Brushed Brass Butterflies & dream of warmer days ahead while finding the perfect place for them.
– To dress up the envelope, I glued Brights (Daffodil Delight) DSP to the flap of the envelope then fussy cut it.
This is the photo that inspired my card; Mt Rainier in Washington state
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are very excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on May 10th, when our theme will be a Tic Tac Toe challenge, where our Design Team will create projects, using elements/supplies that are three in a row, column, or diagonal from the tic tac toe board.
Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ←You are here
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Our tulip fields in La Conner, WA