Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Inspiration Week: Timeless Tulips, Daffodil Dreams & Vintage Jar

Hello there!  Welcome to day 2 of our inspiration week where I share sneak peeks of our newest release for spring and a few fun ideas using them.  There just might be another prize for the day (see below for details).  ;)

Up first is a card using a new set for Spring called Timeless Tulips.  This set comes with 4 different layering tulips, 2 scripty sentiments and a little layering bumblebee.   For my card here I started by sponging on tumbled glass distress ink along the bottom half of my card panel and then stamp the stems from the set, making sure to leave enough space between the stems for my tulips.  When I was done I actually filled in the leaves using our other new set called Daffodil Dreams.  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Timeless Tulips Spring Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

This leads me to my next card which showcases Daffodil Dreams and our new 3x4 Vintage Jar stamp set.  Both of these sets are layering sets, using multiple layers of ink to create one 3-D image.  The jar has two separate images with the outline and the shiny layer to add dimension.  

For this card I stamped the shiny layer on my card panel and then stamped the online image on a piece of vellum to add a touch of realism and make it look like the stems are really inside the jar.  The jar also comes with an oval image which can be used to give the appearance of water in the jar.  I masked off my jar and sponge on some more ink below the oval line to further the illusion.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Daffodil Dreams Spring Thank You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


For my next card with Daffodil Dreams I wanted to see if I could stretch the stamps and use them in a completely unexpected way by stamping them in lavender tones.  Of course this a completely fictional flower, but it was still a fun challenge.  

Sunny Studio Stamps: Daffodil Dreams Spring Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next is a Timeless Tulips shaker card with a Valentine's Day theme.  I stamped the Vintage Jar using Colorbox Seattle Sky ink and then punched a hole in the center and fussy cut the rest out to create my window for the shaker.

I white heat embossed a banner from our Little Angels set on vellum and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I then stamped my "sending love" sentiment in red pigment ink using our Sending My Love Stamps and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  When it was cool I used a little Spray Mount to adhere the banner to my card.  It can be messy stuff so be sure to use it in a cardboard box, but it gives a wonderful invisible hold which I love.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Timeless Tulips Sending Love Valentine's Day Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card I wanted to create a shaker card with the Vintage Jar set sporting a completely different look, pairing it with some of our more playful images from Backyard Bugs, Sweet Shoppe and Summer Picnic.  I stamped the lid using Colorbox Seattle Sky ink and Versafine Onyx Black and then gathered a little gingham fabric which I just happened to have on hand that I adhered to the back with scor-tape.

For the Jar I chose to just use the outline image on it's own, stamping it onto the clear acetate using Stazon Ink.  I then used the coordinating Vintage Jar die to cut my window opening.  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Vintage Jar Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (with strawberries from Sweet Shoppe, Ants from Summer Picnic & bumblebee from Backyard Bugs)


I know layering stamps can sometimes be challenging to figure out exactly how to line up so I've created a special printable PDF for you to have on hand as a guide.  Download or print HERE.

A stamp positioning tool can also be really helpful (especially when stamping multiples). 


Here's a look at the new Daffodil Dreams 4x6, Timeless Tulips 4x6 & Vintage Jar 3x4 stamps and coordinating dies available for purchase on Friday morning...

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Daffodil Dreams Photo-polymer Clear Stamps    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Daffodil Dreams Die Set releasing January 2016    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Timeless Tulips Die Set releasing January 2016

Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Timeless Tulips Photo-polymer Clear Stamps    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Vintage Jar 3x4 Photo-polymer Clear Stamps    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Vintage Jar with Thanks Die Set releasing January 2016

I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peek.  Would you like to win a $25 gift code to our online store to spend on some of the new sets?  Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win.  We will be giving away a new gift code each day for a total of five chances to win!  Contest closes on January 14th at Midnight PST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 15th.  :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Make sure to check back tomorrow when I will be sharing another new set that I'm hoping you'll fall in love with as much as I have. ;)

I receive many questions about the ink colors I used for my cards above.  While I mixed a variety of brands from my stash (that many people may not have) I thought I would still share.  Generally if you have a light, a medium and a dark you can make it work.  We happen to carry the Colorbox dye inks in our store so I have linked those.  :)

Yellow Daffodils:
Hero Arts Lemon Yellow

Colorbox Banana by Stephanie Barnard
Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise

Lavender Tulips:
MFT Stamps Periwinkle
Colorbox Lilac
Simon Say Stamp Hot Mama

Hot Pink Tulips:
MFT Stamps Cotton Candy
Hero Arts Bubble Gum
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink

Lighter Pink Tulips:
Hero Arts Passion Flower
MFT Stamps Cotton Candy
Hero Arts Bubble Gum

Red Tulips:
Ranger Pink Gumball
Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips (or Hero Arts Pale Tomato)
MFT Stamps Red Hot (or any red in your stash)

Leaves: 
Ranger Electric Lime
MFT Stamps Green Room

Jar on Daffodil Card: 
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue

Jar on Red Tulip Card:
Colorbox Seattle Sky

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used Today:
       
      





87 comments:

  1. The daffodils are beautiful!!I love the pretty vintage jar set. Such a wonderful addition!! Stunning projects!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  2. Wow Mendi--these are beautiful! For summer, I would love to see a hummingbird! I am still searching for the perfect hummingbird and I am sure yours would be it!

    Chris L.

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  3. There is just something about a mason jar full of pretty flowers that
    I just love! So very pretty! And I 2nd Chris' hummingbird idea. I'm a birdie lover & they are so precious!

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  4. I was a little intimidated by the layered stamps
    until I started using them. Love them.
    I'm always looking for cute animals - might be
    an idea for a summer stamp.
    thanks for sharing.

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  5. Tulips are my favorite!!! Love them!!!

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  6. Love the tulips - one of my fave flowers!

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  7. Layered flamingo, dolphins, sandy beach (that one might be hard to pull off though). Ooo! Palm tree! I'm always looking for a fabulous palm tree image and a layered one would be fantastic!

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  8. Ahh these flowers are so pretty! I think any kind of birds and umbrellas would be cute layering sets for summer.

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  9. Great release. I'd like to see more flower layering stamps.

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  10. Those are beautiful stamps. Love tulips.

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  11. I'm not sure if it's ever been done but I would love to see a cat layering stamp with different fur patterns.

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  12. Love the tulips, but then I'm from the tulip country lol.
    I think layered ice creams including different toppings would be fun for the summer.

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  13. Love love these" I have to have them all

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  14. Love these flower stamps and dies!!!!!

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  15. Adorable cards, love all the fun layers of colors.

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  16. These have fab 3d dimension! I wish there were purple daffodils!!
    I'd love to see a layered kitten set - fur reals!! >^.^< I also have a time doing water/waves... THAT would be an awesome layering set!!

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  17. Love, Love, Love the Tulips and Daffodils. Can't wait to get them.

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  18. Love, love, love these gorgeous and oh-so-real looking flowers!!! Even with the daffodils being lavender, they look fantastic! And don't even ask how much I love the jars!!! ❤️❤️❤️ These new additions to Sunny Studios are amazing!

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  19. Such gorgeous layering flower sets and I love, love the jar. I want them all!

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  20. Love these flower sets - You have created such real looking flowers with them!!!!! Thanks for sharing:)

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  22. Such beautiful layered flowers! Thanks for making me think of spring on this cold, snowy day :) A cute layered birds set would be fun to see. Also maybe a sun and clouds set.

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  23. I would like to see fruit...watermelon, strawberries, etc etc, thanks for the chance to win :)

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  24. Mendi, you hit it out of the ballpark with this one! The tulips and daffodils are gorgeous! One of your other fans said she'd like to see a layered hummingbird. I love that idea and can picture a beautiful little hummingbird hovering over a garden of your tulips and daffodils!

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  25. Those tulips are so pretty. I would like to see some sunflowers for layering

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  26. I would love to sunflowers or daisies, two of my favorites! Loving those daffodils!

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  27. Pinned at this address:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995607802119/
    Carla from Utah

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  28. So cute and uplifting!
    I would like to see
    some layering for an
    archery stamp.
    Carla from Utah

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  29. I would like to see some meadow type layering stamps :) I love that daffodil set :)

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  30. Love these layering floral images; makes just gorgeous cards. First time hearing about your sight.

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  31. breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. I love coneflowers! Seeing stamps in those would be great! Your cards are beautiful!

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  33. Lovely cards.
    Possible layering stamps? Maybe something to do with water like water critters or nautical image(?).

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  34. Really cute cards. Love the layering stamps detail. I'd like to see a layering stamp with a seashore theme.

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  35. Love all the new additions! The tulips are fabulous!

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  36. The purple daffodils are really cute. Fun idea to think out of the box with colors.

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  37. I'm soo in love with these gorgeous flowers! I NEEEEED them badly!!!!!

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  38. These are gorgeous!!! Love these flower stamps!

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  39. Beautiful stamp sets...as always... <3 <3 <3

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  40. I saw these cards on Instagram and fell in love. The layering is wonderful.

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  41. What a gorgeous release!!! I can't wait to purchase.

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  42. Gorgeous cards - love those stunning flowers!!! I would love to see layered gerberas.

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  43. I love the tulips!!! For summer maybe some layered tiger lilies or a fairy?

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  44. Wonderful cards - you made the stamps come alive.

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  45. Love the look of canning jars and flowers!

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  46. I just found your site a few weeks ago and I love everything you do. Your stuff is incredible!

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  47. what a beautiful release! the jar and flowers are amazing!

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  48. Im not sure about sets for summer, all I can think of is beachy! Anyways, I love the daffodils!!! They're my favorite flowers!

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  49. Love the vintage jar set, and the layered flowers are beautiful. A camping set for summer might be nice.

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  50. I love all these sets and the cards are awesome.

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  51. Fabulous new sets of stamps and dies! The layered flowers are just gorgeous. My favourite flowers are Sweet Peas and Carnations. Debra x

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  52. Such fun new releases today! so many possibilities with these sets! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  53. So pleased I found your stamps. These flowers are beautiful

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  54. Great new sets! I would be happy with any critter layering stamps!

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  55. Fun cards, and y'all have such great layering stamps! I like funny/punny sets, especially ones that can be used for guy cards too.
    Maybe a layered pinata set with some funny/punny sentiments or a golf-related stamp set (with various humorous sentiments) that is a bit more realistic-looking. A layered set for the a galaxy sky would be fun. A layered stamp set for anniversaries (again w/ some of the sentiments being funny/punny) would be great too--something other than cake--maybe a sports car w/ a couple in it driving off.

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  56. Gorgeous new sets! For summer: layered palm tree, sand castle, boat...

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  57. Lovely Sets! I'd love to see birds! I love birds ��

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  58. Oh Mendi - My Mom passed away just before the holidays and her favorite flower was daffodils and her favorite color was purple!! So your beautiful card brought tears to my eyes!! These stamps and dies are beautiful!!

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    1. Oh... Thank you for sharing. I dedicated my card to her. Big Hugs! :)

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  59. Oh my gosh I want all of these! Need 2 win the lotto

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  60. Wow!! Loved, loved and Loved the Stamp Sets!! Beautiful Cards!!

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    1. Would Love to see Zinnias or rananculus layerings!

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  61. I love the tulips and thanks for the stamping guide. That is super helpful. Tulips are very special to me because I had a neighbor plant bulbs in my flower bed many years ago. She later passed suddenly from cancer but every year I still have one tulip that comes up in ky front bed. I can't wait to get this set and do a memorial page to her.

    Layering stamp for summer- Fireworks!

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  62. Oh, the tulips are beautiful! For summer, a beach-themed set would be fun!

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  63. Oh my goodness, I love the canning jar and the flowers are gorgeous, especially "inside" the jar. Beautiful stamps! ♥

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  64. Absolutely gorgeous! I think a layeree beach ball would be fun!

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  65. Wow what gorgeous blooms! I would like to see layered palm trees and tropical birds.

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  66. These are gorgeous!!! Hmmmm.....for summer I'd love layering butterflies, and maybe sailboats or fish.

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  67. Wow!! Beautiful. Loving the timeless tulips! Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers
    preety

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  68. I would like to see some layered fruit stamp sets and ice cream/popscicle treats.

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  69. I would love layered fruits and veggies!

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  70. I would love to see some layered butterflies and birds. The flowers are just gorgeous!!

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  71. OH MY GOSH! I AM IN LOVE!!!! Layering Tulips!!!!!! I absolutely love tulips as you know.... and oh gosh... these cards are all fantastic Mendi!!!! Both floral sets are so gorgeous.. WOW. Keep creating the layering stamps please!!! LOVE em!
    Hugs,
    JO

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  72. Love those tulips and daffodils. They are great. I would love to see my favourite flowers in layering stamps, Gerbera, Ranunculus,Dogwoods, and Roses...

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  73. Beautiful flowers. More flowers and garden plants for summer plus watermelon.

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  74. Gorgeous tulips and daffodils!
    I would love to see some summer fruit designs! Watermelon, peaches, berries!

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  75. My favorite flower is a purple iris so your purple daffodils really caught my eye. How about a layered iris?!! I would also love to see bird stamps and animals!

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  76. Love those tulips and that vase.

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  77. Wow! These tulips and daffodils are stunning!! For Summer, I'd like to see layered Gladioli!!

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  78. Let's try layering some watermelon or fireworks!! These sets are awesome - cannot wait to use them!!

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  79. I would also love to see fireworks as a layering set. I love those flowers especially the tulips!

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  80. Does it tell anywhere in the guide what general colors were used? Like red, pink, lighter pink, white? I am color/shaded challenged and that doesn't come easy for me!

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    1. I used a variety of brands in my stash. I have a stamp sample of each stamped out (which helps tremendously) and then tried to find a light, a medium and a dark. I would be happy to list out what I used, but since this is an anonymous question I'm not sure it will reach you. ;)

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    2. I received your message in my email (as this is tied to me email account!) I would love to know what colors you used. Thank you so much!!

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    3. To make it easier to follow and to help everyone, I have updated the original post to include the inks. Just in case you will find the link for the post here: http://sunnystudiostamps.blogspot.com/2017/01/inspiration-week-timeless-tulips.html#.WNb84W8rJaQ

      Thanks again. :)

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