Sunday, June 19, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Flower Shop Edition
Happy Flowery Monday! It is certainly summer in full swing here in northern Minnesota. Lots of flowers to enjoy :) The Stamp Review Crew is excited to share another oldie but goodie stamp set, Flower Shop! 

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.  

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from Rochelle Blok's blog where she made very good use of this stamp set, I am very sure :)

I have to confess, I did not own this set until I got it with my last order from the Occasions Mini. There are just so many flower stamps sets, and I tend to gravitate to the not so flowery :) So this is the first project I have ever made with this set! I had an open house for the new catalog the first week of June, and when the order arrived I decided to make some fun tags with the customers' names on them to tie to the bags. Usually I just write the names on the outside of the bags, this is much classier :)
  • First I cut some 2" strips of Kraft cardstock and punched on end of each with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. Then I used the Project Life Corner Rounder punch the round the two remaining corners. 
  • Then I used the Embossing Buddy to remove the static from each tag, and stamped a variety of flowers with Versamark ink. Then I sprinkled them with Copper embossing powder and heat embossed the flowers. 
  • Then I took a large piece of Vellum and stamped each name (one at a time) with the retired Skinny Mini Alphabet stamp set on the bottom edge with Versamark and embossed again with Copper embossing powder. Then I trimmed the name off the large piece of Vellum and went on to the next name until I had them all. 
  • Then I trimmed the ends of the Vellum strips to fit on the tags and stitched them on with my sewing machine, and added some White Bakers Twine to tie them to the bags. 
 I also made a coordinating Thank You card. This time I used the Copper embossing powder to do the flowers on the Vellum, and then used Thoughtful Banners to create the sentiment. The Duet Banner punch and the Pansy punch made quick work of these embellishments!

I added a Vellum Copper embossed flower inside. The Fine-tip Glue Pen worked like a charm to glue this in place.

I have seen so many great watercolor stripes lately, I had to do this fun tropical feeling card!
  • First I taped the watercolor panel down to an MDF board with painter's tape, then I used a fairly strong mix of Crushed Curry ink to paint on some stripes and used the heat tool to dry them. Then I came back with a more dilute mix of Crushed Curry with the Aquapainter and created stripes between the bolder stripes, and dried this again.
  • I splashed some water drops on the panel and dabbed them off, and dried it again.
  • Next I stamped the flowers with Versamark and embossed with White embossing powder. 
  • I used Watermelon Wonder and Tangerine Tango to color in the flowers. 
  • The Happy is cut from Gold Foil cardstock, and stapled to a 1½" wide strip of vellum and the watercolor panel.
  • I cut some palm fronds with the Botanical Builder framelits, added some adhesive with the Fine-tip glue pen, and tucked them behind the vellum strip. Then I adhered the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base.
  • I added some stamped off flowers inside in Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry. All done!
Quick and easy details to the inside add such a nice finishing touch I think :)

And how about a spinning flower with the new Shining Star framelits?! I could not wait to play with these!

I used the new thicker Foam Adhesive strips on this one. I love the depth they give, and how much space it gives the spinners :)

Ok, last project! This was a fun chain of flowers that I will probably hang on my paper cabinet. I have a chain of leaves hanging there right now, and they have been there for a couple years. Time to change it up a little, lol! I also used a bunch of the smaller pieces from the Botanical Builder thinlits, some Clear Wink of Stella, and Rhinestones and Pearl basic jewels to finish them off. AFTER I stitched them together of course :)

Here they are a little closer.

Phew! That is it for me, and now it is time to head on over to Dawn Tidd's blog to see what wonderful-ness she has created!

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Yapha Mason said...

These are spectacular, Tanya!! Those first tags are amazing! I can't wait until my copper embossing powder gets here! I love the emboss resist, too. Fabulous job, as always!

Nikki Spencer said...

You have been busy! Goodness l don't know which is my fave..:0) Loving all things copper, so definitely in love with those gorgeous tags, but then they are all so pretty, fun and funky too.xx

Dawn Tidd said...

You are amazing, Tanya! How do come up with all these great ideas for every hop?! I love the tags and I bet their recipients did too. Each one of your cards is so clever and different from the others! I love that Flower Chain too…it will make a great addition to your paper cabinet I'm sure!

Linda Callahan said...

Total wow post! I love all the copper embossing! The tags are beautiful! And a slider card!!!!

Donna said...


Lou said...

Such beautiful projects. I love the spinner cards - It hadn't occurred to me to put words in that section. Thanks for the inspiration!

stressfreestamping said...

Sheesh girl, you have made some beautiful projects! I especially love the Hawaiian card. That watercoloring is gorgeous and those bright flowers are to die for!

sue said...

Your watercolor card is very inspiring. So stunning!

Mickey Roberts said...

You go, girl! Love all your projects, Tanya, but I think the tropical card is my favorite (big surprise, there...). I'm surprise you didn't make a lei with the flowers, too! I would never have thought of a spinner card with the flowers--thanks for the great idea!

Bruno Bertucci said...

WOW! How many projects are here?
Copper and Kraft - what an awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It took you a while to get your Flower Shop set inky - but boy did you ink! Great projects! Those flowers are just made for copper embossing powder. Maybe that's what you were waiting for??? Kelly x

Heidi Baks said...

OMGosh, Tanya! You hit it out of the park! Love those sewn tags, and the tropical colors is so different. Love, love!

WebDeb said...

Gee whiz, I would have stopped after the first spectacular project! You're just an overachiever, that's all, and I'm happy to see the fruits of that! I adore the tags, but the garland belongs in my own studio. Thank you.

Betty said...

Wow you sure outdid yourself this time! All that embossing and wink of stella glitter! I am amazed that you did each letter individually on the tags.


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