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Friday, May 10, 2013

Kansas card


Because Kansas is the sunflower state, when I recently made sets of cards as gifts for my friends and mentors who are moving away this summer it was all about the sunflower, hoping their memories of our time all together in Kansas are bright and beautiful.

This card is a mix of some retiring items (all items in the colors Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, and More Mustard, and the Pursuit of Happiness set)

What's new is the Artisan Label Punch backing the sentiment on this card - that will be available June 1!
Supplies:  (* denotes retiring item)
 *Pursuit of Happiness set (121907w/121970c)
Sunflower (123606w/123608c) 
Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad(126974)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Stampin' Pierce mat (126199)
Corner Rounder punch (119871)
Artisan Label (TBD)
Garden Green card stock (102584)
Modern Label Punch(118449)
Sponge Daubers (102892)
*River Rock Classic Ink Pad (126977)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad (126945)
*More Mustard Classic Ink Pad (126964) and Card stock (100946)
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad (126979)
*Bravo Burgundy card stock (105123)
Little Labels Punch Pack (126881)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

The Sunflower  is stamped in Early Espresso Ink onto a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Generously ink the stamp and use a Stampin' Pierce mat under your card stock to get the best impression. (I keep one for piercing and one for stamping.)  Set aside to dry.  Stamp Sentiment on a 1" x 2" scrap of Very Vanilla and round the inner edge corners.  Back with an Artisan Label in Garden Green and add a brad and a 1/2 Modern Label as an accent.  When the sunflower is dry, use sponge daubers to apply River Rock ink to the center of the flower, Pumpkin Pie to the base of the petals, and More Mustard ink to the petal edges, getting plenty of overlap of colors.  Edge with Chocolate Chip ink.  Attach a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of More Mustard card stock (edges sponge daubed with More Mustard Ink) to a Bravo Burgundy card base, punch little "feet" using the Little Labels Punch Pack (126881) and adhere them to the back of the Sunflower card face at the corners using a little Tombow Multi glue, and attach to card front.  Add sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

All of these supplies are available from my Stampin' UP! Website www.creativeflare.stampinup.net
Retiring Items are available while supplies last, or May 31, 2013 whichever comes last.  New 2013-2014 catalog merchandise, like the Artisan Label Punch,  will be available starting May 31, 2013.

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