Perennial Lavender Suite

Lavender. The sweet smell and calming feel that comes with it as you breath it in. Stampin’ Up! has given us a wonderful Suite of products highlighting this wonderful plant that is filled with a variety of images.

And the sentiments found in the Perennial Postage Bundle (162608) are wonderful for our upcoming Mother’s Day and needs through out the year. Check out this lovely card sending a virtual hug in the mail that uses simple stamping.

Want to step it up a bit? How about some dies and embossing folders like this next card uses?

The Perennial Postage Dies (162607) and Basic 3D Embossing Folders (Online Exclusives 1611598) have been used along with the Painted Lavender Bundle (162597) create a card that is filled with texture. And finally a fun fold with a quick and simple technique.

Our Clear block has been used to create this water colored wash block of color behind the lavender. And this technique is so easy to do. Simply ink up your block first with the lighter color, in this case Fresh Freesia and then add a darker shade like Gorgeous Grape to the one half use our Stampin Spritzer (126185) filled with water to spray it and allow to blend, then stamp. Voila! a great look, right?

Quick and simple techniques like this are a lot of fun and so simple to do too. It’s part of what drew me to Stamping in the first place – creativity at it’s best.

Why not check out all the products in the Perennial Lavender Suite (162613) and see what appeals to you? Remember if one of the items are on back order in a Suite or Bundle you can still order the other items separately.

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Sale-a-bration’s Watercolor Melon

While it is a rainy winter day here in Georgia there is a taste of spring in the air so I thought I’d share a fun set that will make us all think of those warm summer days that aren’t far off.

Watercolor Melon Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration 162962) is a photopolymer stamp set that makes the two step a breeze. The images have a fun watercolor look giving you a built in shading that makes the melon look real too.

Check out these cards to see what I mean. this first card uses simple stamping to create a fun card. Done in Sweet Sorbet and Garden Green it uses a fun angle for the sentiment.

And while this set is a sentiment set it makes it great for choosing a stamp set like the Perennial Postage Stamp set (162598) to team it up with. And this next card uses the same sweet Sweet Sorbet 1/4″ Ribbon (162558) for a little pop of texture on the watermelon that has been punched out using the Modern Oval Punch (162234)

which makes popping it up like it is on this card a snap! This next card teams up these fun images with the Basic 3D Embossing Folders (Online Exclusives 1611598) for some texture in the background and the Meandering Meadow Designer Series Paper (Online Exclusives 162735).

A pop of shine has been added with the Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels (158130). You’ll love how these rhinestones pick up the colors around them. And our last card uses a fun gingham check in Blueberry Bushel from the Glorious Gingham 6×6 Designer Series Paper (163170) for a summer time feel.

The watermelon uses a simple technique called shadow stamping. The melon was first stamped in Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink and then again in Garden Green Classic Ink. The second color is just slightly lower than the first image allowing you to see both colors. And the vines use the stamping off method to create two different shades of the Garden Green. Both area great techniques that allow you to use stretch your stamping skills and supplies!

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