Weekender with Wanda – Taylored Expressions Wildflowers!

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Welcome back to another edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Happy to see you here today – and happy weekend! It’s the last weekend before September and my studio is quickly transitioning over to Autumn crafting. It’s still warm, and there are still lots of flowers in our yard, but I can feel the light changing and I can feel the cool morning breezes too. My card for today is sort of a seasonal transitioning card. Pretty wildflowers, in muted tones of gold, purple and olive green for Fall. Today I’m featuring stamps from one of our favorite companies – Taylored Expressions! One of the stamp set lines they make are beautiful bouquets. And each bouquet stamp has a perfectly matching die! Gotta love that too! CLICK HERE to see them all!

One quick note about Weekender with Wanda! Stamptember starts next weekend so there will be a break in my column for the next month as we celebrate with all kinds of festivities! But, don’t worry, I’ll be back soon!

I chose the pretty Wildflower Bouquet stamp set and die and created a sweet birthday greeting. I colored the image with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush Markers on watercolor paper. Here is the finished card.


I started with a nice white card base. Then I layered yellow cardstock. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock and then made it into a frame using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies. When I put the card together I used foam tape to raise the frame up from the background layer. This creates a good focal point for the bouquet.


I stamped my image and die cut it out using the matching die. I used Kuretake Clean Color Brush Markers to color the flowers and the pretty jar vase. The brush markers have such a nice small tip on them – makes it very easy to get into the small spaces of this image. I used water to soften the color and create a watercolor effect. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to watercolor!


I tied a pretty little twine bow around the jar and then attached the jar to my card using more foam tape. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a small Stitched Circle Die. The background was created by lightly water coloring with Broken China Distress Ink and clean water. I thought it needed just a tiny bit of color behind the main image.


This image would be really pretty in pinks and reds too…hmmm. Maybe I should have made another one! And, this is a good card sketch layout to remember for when you have one focal stamp. As I’ve been known to do…I added a few enamel dots to complete my card. Do you think I should buy stock in enamel dots? LOL!



Thanks for visiting with me today! Get ready, because STAMPTEMBER is coming soon! Hooray! Lots of celebrations are on the way!


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  1. Wanda, this is one of my all-time favorites. Your coloring is spot on and makes everything look so realistic. Eager to see what Stamptember brings!

  2. There’s just something sweet and lovely about a jar on a card…..especially a jar with beautiful flowers in it like yours! Fabulously framed too! Love this, Wanda!

  3. Absolutely stunning! Love the gorgeous colors you chose – my favorites! And enamel dots to match … yes, buy stock! lol

  4. I like the colour palette of the matting. I have those stitched rectangle dies but have yet to used them! Beautiful card.

  5. Love this Wildflower Bouquet popped up inside this frame die. Stunning, Wanda! Thanks, SSS and Wanda!

  6. This is so sweet and I love the stitched frame! I’ve been enjoying the last of our garden flowers before Fall begins, so this is a beauty!

  7. Oh Wanda, this is such a beautiful card! I love that bouquet, and the muted colors are so pretty! Love the matted layering too. We’ll miss you in September!

  8. What a sweet birthday bouquet. Love the coloring and that TE stamp. . What the whole month of September, Eek! I’ll miss you here but I’m hooked up to your blog so I’ll be seeing you.

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