Weekender with Wanda – Taylored Expressions Wildflowers!
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!
I don’t think I’d ever tire of lovely floral cards – especially those as beautiful as this one, Wanda!
So very lovely!
I am looking forward to Stamptember with excitement and joy!!! Can’t wait to see what fun things are in store for us!
Your card is so pretty! I love the crisp colors and how fresh this card is!!! TFS!
Very pretty card! Thanks
Floral cards are always a joy to make and receive. Thank you for sharing.
This is lovely, Wanda.
Such a lovely, beautiful, and sweet card!
I love flowers in a jar. The frame was a great addition. Thanks.
Holy cow, that color combo is stunning!
Fabulous card! It is also still warm here & the days are getting shorter.
GORGEOUS!!! I love the coordinating enamel dots :)
This card is pure beauty! So pretty!
I love this card! Your coloring turned to watercoloring is beautiful!!
Such a pretty card – I love the purples and yellows!
Wanda, the colors on this are absolutely gorgeous. You are so good at choosing just the right colors for every card you make. I wish I had half the talent you do.
Gorgeous card. I have several of the jar stamps and have been working on a card, but it just doesn’t look like I would like it to look. Oh well, I will keep trying. Thanks for sharing.