Hi friends! Happy Wednesday!! Congrats on making it over the ‘week hump’! Today, I’m so pleased to welcome back the delightful and talented Mendi Yoshikawa as a guest on our blog! She’s made four delightful samples with new Sunny Studio Stamps stamps and dies! Be sure to read on and enjoy!
Hello there! It’s Mendi here today from Sunny Studio Stamps sharing a handful of cards using our newest collection for Spring! Up first is a little birthday card combining three sets using all the critters from Easter Wishes, Froggy Friends and Turtley Awesome.
I used my Silhouette to cut four 1-1/8″ circles evenly spaced along the bottom of my 5-1/2″ wide cardstock panel. I then lightly blocked off where the circles would fall on my card base below and blended four fun shades of distress inks, blending them more along the bottom edge where they would be seen and with more obvious divisions where they would be peek through the circular windows. I tucked in the critters having them slightly peek out beyond their windows and topped them all with party hats from Froggy Friends and Turtley Awesome.
For my next card I thought it would be fun to mix two of our new layering stamp sets to create a Spring bouquet.
I started by stamping the flower stems on my card base. I then cut a 3/4″ x 5.5″ strip from black polka-dot paper and adhered it to the left hand side of my card to hide the random length of stems. I followed by layering stamped leaved and tucking them around a strip of paper that was inked up with mustard seed distress ink and cut with our Fishtail Banner dies. I completed my card with a “thanks” sentiment that comes as a bonus cut with our Vintage Jar dies.
Up next is a bright and happy spring card using our new Friends & Family set. The stamps come with individual stems or four stems connected for perfectly spaced flower borders made of posies, daisies, tulips or daffodils (or all four). As a little bonus, each bold flower comes with a second layer for two-tone stamping and there are unique leaves to match each flower type.
The set also comes with over 16 different sentiment combinations using the words “friends” and “family”. I love that it works well for so many different occasions–I find myself reaching for it over and over again when I need a quick card.
I colored in all my images with a red, white and blue color scheme using my Copic markers and then sponged on some dye ink to match for my background. After I had my images in place, I stamped one of the coordinating sentiments from “That Sucks” with Versafine ink and my mini MISTI.
I hope I’ve inspired you in your Spring card making. Thank you so much for allowing me to share some of our newest stamps and dies with you today. Please join us over at the Sunny Studio blog to see more fun ideas our team has been cooking up with these sets!
Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Mendi for being our special guest!
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