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Stitchedsunflower
Sneek Peek Summer Image, coming May 22nd; all images and papers by A Muse Art Stamps.
Colorbox Pigment Inks
Eyelet by Stampin’ Up!
Ribbon by May Arts

Is this not an *uber* FUN FLOWAAAAAH??? I *love* the stitched middle!!! I stamped the flower first in this amber color, and THEN, stamped it again with the dark brown ink on a scrap of card stock and punched it out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch (EK Success, lever) This allowed the stitching to show up all white and POP around the perimeter.

I masked off the center of the daisy so I could stamp just the leafy portion, as opposed to the stem and leaves. I think Linda needs a leaf image to go with these flowers . . . I will have to put a bug in her ear and see if I can pursuade her to produce one! (chuckle!)

The sentiment was stamped by first inking the 2nd half of the phrase only, and stamping onto a scrap strip of c/s. Then, I folded it “wonky”, cleaned the stamp, inked up the FIRST half of the phrase only, and stamped it on the upper portion. Then, I trimmed off the excess and secured it with an eyelet.

I just had to try this, because I’d seen these very clever pre-printed twisty thingies on some scrapbook pages in a magazine, but, hang it all, they didn’t say what I NEEDED them to say. So, once again, had to make my own!! BUT, methinks that’s cool–I mean, really, that’s the beauty of stamping; being able to customize things exactly as you’d like ‘em, right?!

So, I am SURE I’m the last person to figure this one out, but still, when I do figure out something out on my own, I just hafta bounce a wee bit gleefully in excitement. I may be arrivin’ late to the party, but HEY, at least I got there!!!!

ROTFL!!!!! (Oooh, I’m kinda snickerin’ at myself here!)

6 Comments
  1. I love this sunflower! It reminds me of Debbie Mumm’s sunflowers, which I love. Great job!

  2. Oooh! The 1-3/8th punch! It’s probably one of my used punches. Gotta try this. Thanks, Julie for showing! I love the twisty thing.

  3. dying…I love it!

    I had that dang 1 3/8″ punch in my hand yesterday! I guess I will have to go back to the store and get it….well, there were 2 or 3 other things that I need to still get too…lol!

    If there is ever a “Stamp Genius” award…you win!!!

  4. Like the wonky idea. I’ll have to try it!

  5. Dang it. I am gonna be so broke when the new summer stamps come out! :) Another amazing creation, Julie!!!

  6. CoooooooL!!! Love this card, and the sentiment strip is awesome! You have done it again! What a great flower, too! :)

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