Hi friends! Happy Wednesday, and happy last day of January! I know that when one sees the word “Fall” they understandably might tuck that item away for that particular season, but special guest Suzy Plantamura is showing that for this particular set, you can use it ALL YEAR LONG! Just look at this bright and happy goodness with our Fresh Air Fall Flowers set! Read on and enjoy!
Since it is the middle of winter and everyone is probably very cold right now (and possibly sick of the cold), I thought I would make some bright cards to add some sunshine to your day! I went back a way to a stamp set called Fresh Air Fall Flowers for my “one stamp, five ways” post today. Although this set was released in the fall, it only has one fall sentiment, so it works for lots of occasions as you will see. So let’s get started!
This card uses my “random stamping” technique I use a lot. I wanted to create a floral-patterned paper look. I stamped all the flowers and leaves in the stamp set with Pawsitively Saturated Inks in purples, pinks, and blues. I kept all the greens just one Trio so they would all match.
I die-cut my stamped piece with a rounded edge rectangle and mounted it on a pink cardstock card base. I stamped a sentiment from the new Flower Love Stamp on a Sentiment Label Die. I attached that to the top left with foam tape behind it. I added some Rainbow Splash Drops Assortment stickers around the sentiment.
The background of this card is a piece of white cardstock embossed with the Wistful Leaves Embossing Folder. It is hard to see the details on it in the photo, but it looks really pretty in real life! I stamped the flowers I used in the bouquet with the lightest colors of PS Inks. I then colored over the inks with Copic Markers to add additional color and shading.
I die-cut all of the images out with the matching dies and arranged them in the center of the background. I attached it to a white card base. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set with Intense Black Ink and die-cut it out with the matching dies (so love sentiment dies!). I attached that to the bottom center of the card. I finished it up with some Concord and 9th Dew Drops around the flowers (which you also can’t see in the photo!).
This card was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I kept going even though it felt like a fail at first! I used some Tim Holtz Black Heavy stock cardstock I had just purchased. I stamped the images with SSS White Ink and let them dry (not enough which is where I ran into problems!). If you try this, stamp them with very little ink and you are coloring over them anyway! I colored the flowers with Luminance colored pencils, but if you don’t have them, Prismacolor work just as well. You want a waxy pencil, so it blends well and covers over the black. I used a lot of white pencil to lighten the colors and a white Uniball gel pen for lines, so they stood out more against the black.
I die-cut this piece with the A2 Thin Frame die and attached it to a white card base. I also added a bunch of Rainbow Splash gem stickers in the center of the flowers and around the background. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set with Intense Black Ink and die-cut it out with the matching die. I attached that to the top right side of the card. I die-cut a sentiment strip from the All the Love Sentiment Labels using a Honeybee Mini Message Banner Die. These dies are small and fit over the sentiment labels perfectly. I attached that below the first sentiment.
For the background, I die-cut the Whirl Diamond Plate out of white cardstock. I embossed another piece of white cardstock using the Tessellating Snowflakes embossing folder. I attached the Whirl Diamond Plate to the backside of the embossing folder to add additional texture. I stamped the flowers and leaves I used on this card with guest what? Pawsitively Saturated Inks because they are just SO good!
I die-cut the flowers out with the matching dies and arranged them on the top of the card. I added some yellow Nuvo drops to the center of the large flower. I die-cut the Bestie Die from white cardstock. I applied ink to the frame of the word using the same color of PS Ink I used on the darkest flower. I glued that to the bottom of the card. I stamped the “hello” from the stamp set in black and attached it above bestie. I die-cut a sentiment from the Bestie Sentiment Dies using the Honeybee Mini Message Banner Dies. I attached that one below the Bestie sentiment. I added some sparkling clear sequins around the flowers.
I stamped three of the daisies using different Trio’s of Pawsitively Saturated Ink in pinks. I used teal for the center of one and yellow for the center of the other two and die-cut them all out. I embossed some white cardstock with the Rainbow Splash Swiss Dot embossing folder. I had told Heidi I had to have a Swiss dot embossing folder some time ago and she told me there was one in the works, so I was so happy to get this and I use it all the time! I cut a piece of patterned paper I had in my stash and attached that over the bottom of the embossed piece.
I added the three flowers where the paper overlapped the embossed background a little below the center of the card front (letting them hang over the edge a little). I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set with Intense Black Ink on white cardstock and die-cut it out. I attached that to the top of the card. I then added lots of Rainbow Splash Gem Stickers to the center of the flowers.
Have I adequately proven to you that this Fresh Air Fall Flowers stamp set works well for all occasions? With 5 greetings in the stamp set, you have lots of options and by adding other greetings in your stash, the skies the limit on how many times you can use flower stamps! I love the versatility of the set and making these cards added some colorful cheer to my day! I hope seeing them does the same for you! Thanks for visiting and have a great February friends! –Suzy
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Suzy for being our guest!