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.
If you’re hopping in order, you’ve just enjoyed Lou’s work at With a Bow on Top. (Click the banner above for a complete list of participating blogs.)
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:
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:
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!