Hello everyone and welcome back! We’ve got just ONE WEEK until the brand new ’22-’23 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog goes live! And I’ve got some sneak peek’s to share with you as we countdown to May 3rd! Today we’ll start with the Wisteria Wishes bundle.
When I first saw the Wisteria Wishes stamp set, I thought of a different flower- Bluebonnets! I’m from Texas and our state flower is the Bluebonnet. Do you have Bluebonnets in your state? I’ve never seen Wisteria in real life, but I have seen photos and they are gorgeous. So, first, I’ll show you a traditional Wisteria card and then I’ll show you how I made them Bluebonnets.
I started with the new Orchid Oasis color for these beauties. But, then I decided I wanted some color variation. I inked them in Fresh Freesia and then used a Dauber to add Orchid Oasis on top of the Freesia. I stamped the stems in Old Olive and then cut both out with the matching dies. They are mounted on a basic White Stylish Shape square and then on a Wisteria Wonder Contour Scallop rectangle. I added a piece of the Orchid Oasis DSP to the card base. The sentiment is also stamped in Orchid Oasis ink on a Basic White Stylish Shape banner. I added some In Color Dots and a Linen Thread bow.
Now for my Bluebonnets! Like I said, these are our state flower. They pop up in early spring, about mid march (sometimes as early as late February) and are the first sign things are changing. They grow wild on the sides of the road and everyone stops to take pictures of their kids with the Bluebonnets. It’s a right of passage in Texas!
So for this card, I stuck with the exact layout as the first card, but I used Starry Sky in place of Orchid Oasis (another new in Color.) For the flowers, I inked them first in Balmy Blue and then stamped the ink off on scratch paper so that it would be very light at the top. Bluebonnets are actually white at the top, so I had to figure out a way to replicate that look. Then, I added more Balmy Blue ink in the middle and Starry Sky on the bottom with a Dauber.
I stamped the stems in Old Olive four times. Bluebonnets grow in clumps with lots off greenery around them. I turned the branch upside down and adhered them with Mini Dimensionals. I add the first set of flowers to the center with Mini Dimensionals and then I cut two apart from a second image and layered them behind the first set. Again, I added In Color Dots and Linen Thread.
Now, I know you may not get my love of these local wildflowers, but they hold lots of memories. We’ve take photos in these for years and years.
We’ve even had professional photos made in the bluebonnets! I could go on and on about them and show you tons of pictures, but I’ll stop here. Thanks for indulging me a bit!
Now remember, the Wisteria Wishes bundle is available beginning May 3rd. If you need a catalog, you can let me know here. And if you love these two new In Colors I used, Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis, make sure to check out my In Color Club below!
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