Wisteria Friendship

2/20/22 Rising Star at A Place To Start!
3/14/22 DT Favorite at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge!

Hi peeps! It’s Thursday and I hope you’re having an amazing week with some wonderful weather where you are! We’re still waking up in the early mornings to temps in the mid to high 20s but our days warm up to temps in the high 40s to low 50s… and we can definitely dig it! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve stopped in this morning to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps a while back. This friendship card features our Sketched Florals Wisteria stamp set which I stamped on white cardstock, heat embossed, colored with Violet Blue, Pale Violet, Olive Green, Lime Green and Sulphur Yellow Karin Brushmarkers, and then fussy cut to use as the focal image on the front of the card. I went through a phase where I used the Karin brushmarkers quite a few times with embossed images because I love the clean, crisp look.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding landscape card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock and an additional layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. Using the Sketched Florals Wisteria stamp set, I stamped the wisteria image in black ink on 110# Solar White cardstock (heavyweight for dimension), stamped it again in Versamark, and heat embossed it in Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I colored the image with the Karin Brushmarkers as noted above, fussy cut it, and adhered it to the white cardstock panel which I adhered to the dark purple cardstock panel. I stamped the sentiment in Catherine Pooler Drive-In ink and added several iridescent gemstones to complete the card front. And just so y’all know… there is now a coordinating die set that wasn’t yet available when I made this card! ;)

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with two strips cut from CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock. I stamped part of the inside sentiment (from the Altenew Fabulous Florals stamp set) in Versamark and heat embossed it in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The die cut I used for the other part of the sentiment was on my desk, a leftover from another project using the CUTplorations amazing word die. I try to use leftovers and not waste them, but in hindsight, I really wish I had die cut the word from the dark purple cardstock. Typically the insides of samples aren’t shown on websites or at stamp shows, so I’m not worrying too much about it.

And one more look… another gorgeous stamp set that comes to life with heat embossing and coloring with Karin Brushmarkers! So pretty!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #2-2022 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #202202 – Anything Goes w/ optional My Fauna Valentine (Include a Critter) — no twist
3. Classic Design Challenge: February #2 – Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #120 – Anything Goes
5. Ellibelle’s Corner: February Challenge – Hearts or Flowers
6. Paperbabe Stamps: #161 – Anything Goes
7. Stamping Sensations: Anything Stamped w/ option of Wings or Tails — no twist
8. The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #2 February – Anything Goes
9. Through The Craft Room Door: February Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #02 February – Anything Goes

Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Sketched Florals Wisteria stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Stamps: Altenew Fabulous Florals stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark; Karin Brushmarkers- Violet Blue, Pale Violet, Olive Green, Lime Green and Sulphur Yellow; Catherine Pooler Drive-In ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations amazing word die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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