Tuesday 9 July 2013

Wildflower Meadow

One of my favourite new stamps from the new catalogue is Wildflower Meadow. It was the very first item I ordered when we had the opportunity to preorder in June. One of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up Demonstrator is that we get to see and pre-order items a month before any new catalogue is launched.  My only problem is deciding which set or sets to buy first !

Wildflower Meadow stamp and Matching Embossing Folder
Anyway, I opted for this lovely stamp which has a matching embossing folder to highlight the floral part of the stamp. It is a large stamp, but using the Stampin' Up! Write Markers, you can choose which parts of the stamp to ink up. In my three samples, I used different marker pens to pick out the flowers, stalks and the bird; but also stamped in single colours for a different effect. The brown card is destined for my nephew Richard - whose birthday it is this week.

I chose to use two of our new In-Colours for the two single colour cards - Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar - what great names :)

Using Marker Pens to colour different parts of the stamp
Here is a close up of the stamp coloured using Marker Pens. At my recent open day we had great fun using a variety of colours for the bird, and the flowers, with some stunning effects.

If you do this at home, make sure you use the lightest colour first, and then highlight with the darker colour/s
After I took this photograph, I added some extra sparkle with our gems in the centre of the flower heads.
The lovely new Pistachio Pudding In Colour

In the photo below you can clearly see how the embossing folder 'lifts' up the image; and makes the bird look like it is in the background somehow.

The Wildflower Meadow Stamp costs just £12.95 in clear mount and can be found on p83 of the main catalogue. If you purchase the stamp and the embossing folder (Sizzix Big Shot required) then you can get 15% discount by buying as a bundle at just £17.25.

Please contact me for further details, or visit the catalogue to view further samples. These can be found on p81 and p83 of the new catalogue.
Check it out online HERE

Thanks for reading, comments always welcome.

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