If you need a pick-me-up, there’s nothing better than a big burst of yellow – there’s a reason why sunshine, lemons and sunflowers are such positive, uplifting images. On a bed of pink stripes, the sunflower on the card I’m sharing today is sure to provide a pick-me-up for the recipient. If the recipient doesn’t see the tiny flower on the card, then the sweet sentiment is sure to bring a smile. Here’s my card:
- Two New Bundles. It’s always fun to play with new products. It’s even MORE fun when those products are completely amazing. My card features elements from two new bundles in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog, and I love both of them. The large flower and leaves are stamped with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and cropped with the Sunflowers Dies. Here’s a look at this incredible, new bundle that’s available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog (available on June 3): The sentiment is from the Lovely You stamp set. I didn’t use the coordinating Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on this project, but you’ll see it soon! Here’s a look at the Lovely You Bundle:
- Brilliant Sunflower. Mindy’s color combination for this week’s challenge includes three pinks and two retiring 2018-2020 In Colors (Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover). When these colors retire on June 2, the Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends will also retire. I gave these Stampin’ Blends one last hurrah on today’s card. I stamped the flower on Thick Whisper White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cropped the flower with the Sunflower Dies. As soon as the Memento Tuxedo Black ink dried, I colored the flower with Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends. The center of the flower is colored with a Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend, and the leaves are colored with Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends. There’s so much depth and dimension to this gorgeous flower.
- Striped Background. The yellow flower really pops against the striped background. I glued strips of pink cardstock to the Crumb Cake card base and snipped the strips along the edges. Here’s a closer look:The Blushing Bride strip (1) in the center is 1″ thick. The Melon Mambo strips (4) are 1/4″, and the Flirty Flamingo strips (2) are 1/2″ thick. Not only was it an easy way to incorporate the colors from this FabFriday challenge, but it’s a great way create a fun pattern on a card.
Bundles: Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers, Lovely You Papers: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake) Accessories: Sunflower Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday challenge blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Shop My Retired Products. I’ve been organizing the Fungeon to get ready for all the new products I’ll be ordering from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog. As such, I listed hundreds of retired products in my online store this week – and more than half of the items were sold in one day. There are still lots of great products remaining – at discounts to help re-home them to you. ♥ CLICK HERE to read more about my Retired Shop. CLICK HERE to shop now.
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Product Shares. I released my Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog this past week. If you’d like to be a part of my shares (or if you’d like to learn more), you can see the offerings here: Here’s a look at the swatch books I’m excited to make for you with the gorgeous, new papers from the 2020 Annual Catalog: To read more about my shares or to sign up, CLICK HERE.
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