Wisteria Wishes- Sneak Peek!

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.

Wisteria Wishes Orchid Oasis Stampin; Up Monochromatic handmade card.

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.

Wisteria Wishes Orchid Oasis Stampin; Up Monochromatic handmade card.

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.

Texas Bluebonnets

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!

Wisteria Wishes Starry Sky Stampin' Up Monochromatic handmade card.

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.

Wisteria Wishes Starry Sky Stampin' Up Monochromatic handmade card.

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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12 thoughts on “Wisteria Wishes- Sneak Peek!”

    • can you tell me if SU sells the square style dies?I cant locate them anywhere.I dont want the rectangle stitched dies im interested in the squares,Thank you ahead of time!!!

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  1. Your cards are beautiful! My first thought was lavender which you will see all over Washington state where I live. My daughter lives in Texas so it is good to know about Bluebells 🙂 Thanks for sharing your lovely cards!!

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  2. I already purchased this stamp set and love that you may a beautiful card using it!! If these children in the pictures are you girls from years past, they are super cute!

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  3. Wisteria is gorgeous but in NC it is considered an invasive species. It vines and can choke the life out of native vegetation. Love the versatility of this stamp set. Thanks for sharing your projects and your beautiful daughters.

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  4. I’m a Texas girl as well and love the bluebonnets. Central Texas has an abundance, and I used to drive there with my son when he was little to take pictures — brings back such fond memories. Your girls are adorable in those bluebonnets.

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  5. Erica you know I’m one of your biggest fans and just LOVE you take on this new set/bundle! You nailed it on capturing the Texas Bluebonnets with this set! I’ve even Ahmad the opportunity years ago to travel to Dallas and was able to see this special site all along the Interstate. But as beautiful as they are they don’t don’t a candle to your gorgeous and precious little ladies! Loved that you shared their photos with us! Girl you are Blessed! 😊

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