Stamp Review Crew: Varied Vases

Hello again! So glad you’re here for the Stamp Review Crew blog hop featuring Varied Vases, a new stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  If you’ve hopped with us before, you know we are an international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators getting together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop.  Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for just that set!  The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want.

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I chose Varied Vases for the most recent Splash of Inkspiration, in late July.  The all-morning camp featured four projects, all using this set.  It was fun to create cards that were very different from each other.  I think my favorite was this one:

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Varied Vases | This is one of the cards from the July 2018 Splash of Inkspiration. All projects used Varied Vases, and I think we showed off the flexibility of this set and coordinating punch! Click for more details, please!

I love black and red together anyway, but Poppy Parade + poppies, well, you can’t lose!  Keeping those poppies straight is easy when you stamp with Grid Paper, but the idea is to vary the heights and distances so the result doesn’t look too mechanical.  I hope you can see the three silver Metallic Pearls on the flower heads, which were colored Stampin’ Blends.

I was really hooked on these poppies!  And since I always need quick thank-you notes, I used a reverse mask to sponge the Soft Sea Foam background for the focal point on this little card:

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Varied Vases | This is one of the cards from the July 2018 Splash of Inkspiration. All projects used Varied Vases, and I think we showed off the flexibility of this set and coordinating punch! Click for more details, please!

A Stitched Shape vellum square frames this sweet little scene.  This time I colored the poppies with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends.  (Do you love these markers, too?)

I could show off these poppies all day, but you’ll probably want to see what the rest of the hop has to offer!  So on you go to see what Holly has at Rubber Redneck.  Have fun!

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15 Responses to Stamp Review Crew: Varied Vases

  1. Well I am loving the Poppy Parade! Such sweet cards using just the poppies!

  2. Mickey Roberts says:

    Gorgeous cards, Debra! I love the soft colors of the second card, but the first card just reaches out and grabs you to say “Hello!”

  3. Nikki Spencer says:

    These have such a “wow” Debra! I’m a sucker for poppies and they are both lovely cards. xx

  4. Both are so nice, but I really like the sweet simplicity of the thanks card. Nicely done!

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  6. sue says:

    That simple and lovely thank you note says it beautifully. The vellum steps it up too!

  7. Ann Schach says:

    Beautiful, Debra! I LOVE the red poppies! The second card is so clean and lovely, and absolutely perfect in its simplicity.

  8. Mary Haugen says:

    Fantastic cards! I LOVE the stunning simplicity of the second. Perfect Petite Poppies!

  9. Lou Kitzelman says:

    2 gorgeous cards Debra. Love the Soft Sea Foam sponging on the second card – really makes the poppy pop!

  10. Mike says:

    Debra – two beautiful and beautifully simple designs. But why do I keep hearing “Poppies! Poppies will put them to sleep!” The black background makes the first card so striking!

    • Debra Burgin says:

      Haha! I always say that, no matter how much sleep I had the night before, the arrival of our grandson at our house makes me feel like I’ve been dropped into a field of poppies!

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