Stamp Review Crew: Sunshine Sayings


Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is Sunshine Sayings!

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For today's card, I actually pulled out my embossing powders and played! I love heat embossing, and of course, all the different looks and techniques you can accomplish with it. But for some reason, I just don't tend to reach for them very often. 

The Sunshine Sayings stamp set comes with a ton of words that you can combine together or with the coordinating thinlits: Sunshine Wishes. But It also has a flower, a leaf, a stem and a paint wash. So I decided to focus on the flower more then the words. I stamped the flower, leaf and stem in Versamark onto Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I then used sponge daubers and ink and coloured over top. 
My colour combo is Whisper White (cardstock), Tangerine Tango (cardstock, ink), Daffodil Delight (cardstock, ink), Pear Pizzaz (ink), and Old Olive (ink). I also used the Sending Love Glassine Sheets and Lace Doilies for my background.

One little tip with the glassine sheets: Make sure to wash your hands before handling, especially if you've been having a long stamping session. There is a couple of spots that appeared later on my card and they look like finger prints, so the glassine sheet must have picked up the oils off my hands. Incase you're wondering... I did photo edit the marks in my pictures so they weren't distracting (I didn't have time to recreate the card), but if you take a good look you can still see where the marks were.

Thank you for hopping in, enjoy the rest of the hop and as always, Happy Creating!

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14 comments:

  1. Love how you did these flowers! Great colors!

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  2. How pretty with the glassine sheet for the background. Your pretty flowers look fantastic on it!

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  3. Super card Martha! Thanks for the glassine sheet tip - I love how you've used it as a background! And those flowers just pop! Kelly x

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  4. How lovely are those flowers! Such a pretty use of colour and the double sentiment is a great look. xx

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  5. This is a card that is perfect for the gloomy weather here -- so much sunshine going on! Thanks for the tip about the Glassine Sheets.

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  6. Love the sponging for your flowers, Martha, and the offset color for the die cut word is a great detail (as is the doily hiding behind the vellum. A very lovely card!

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  7. Fun, fun, fun...the lace doily is perfect behind the flowers

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  8. Gorgeous card, Martha! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

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  9. I love that you used the glassine sheets! Such a nice, different look, and your flowers are so vibrant.

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  10. How fun! Soft background with of lovely pop of color!

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  11. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  12. Martha...Your flowers are amazing> Love the shading and the bright die cut!

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  13. What a striking and beautiful card. I love the drop shadow you created with the sunshine cutout, gives the word such dimension.

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  14. Gorgeous! I too don't reach for them and I love embossing. lol

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