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. Love your pretty floral watercolor card, the Kraft frame and yellow background really set it off so nicely!

  2. WOW Wanda, this is a very pretty card. Taylored Expressions does have some lovely images and their dies are great too. TFS! (We’ll miss you for the month but will look forward to your return.) Enjoy your “break”.

  3. Wow, Wanda, I love this one. Just when I think I have seen every beautiful
    Card with flowers, here is a brand new one that takes my breath away! Love it!

  4. Very lovely card.. I just saw this stamp today in anather blog and I thought it is not good, but after I saw it here today I really like what you did with it. You bring it to live.

  5. Hi Wanda, gorgeous! I love this card, it’s so sweet. The color combo is beautiful, I love that the layered paper matches the little buds. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  6. A beautiful way to give flowers when you are far away! That bright yellow and kraft look so good together; I would never thought of that; so thanks for the inspiration again!

  7. What a beautiful card! I love your summer colors and agree that fall colors would look just as beautiful! Thank you for sharing and we’ll see you again soon! Love your weekend blog!

  8. Very pretty card. Love the soft coloring.

    and I’ll miss your weekend columns in Sept, but I can’t wait to see what stamp goodness SSS has in store for Stamptember!!

  9. What a beautiful stamp set, I need to check out Taylored Expressions. and get some enamel dots, lol, never ending wishlist

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