Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sneak Peek: Pink Peonies, Blooming Frame, Heartstring Borders & Round Blocks

Hello and welcome to day 4 of our Spring Sneak Peek Week!  All this week I am showcasing cards using our newest collection which will be available for purchase on Friday, January 10th.

So I simply can't wait a second longer and have to share these cool new acrylic blocks right from the beginning!  

Our new circular blocks come in two fun sizes that fit very well in your hand and are made of a premium 9/16" thickness that has a really nice weight to them  They each come with a polished easy grip edge and have a 1/4" etched gridlines to help with lining things up.  

Don't get me wrong.  I adore my stamp positioning tools, but sometimes it's just really nice to grab a block and stamp things out quickly without the fuss and these are super fun to use!  They are also really handy for use with our new alphabet stamps which I'll be sharing more of in a video tomorrow.
  


In addition to these cool blocks, today's sneak peeks also include another new floral 4x6 Stamp set, along with their coordinating dies and two new standalone die sets.  These have been a blast to create with and I'm thrilled to finally share them!

Card No. 1: My first card combines both our new Pink Peonies Stamps together with our new A2 sized Blooming Frame dies, used with a twist.  I backed my navy frame with some white cardstock I had inked up with Picked Raspberry distress ink and then I cut the frame in half so that I could create the look of a gatefold card on front.

For my flowers, I stamped them in VersaFine Clair Charming Pink ink with the leaves in VersaFine Clair Verdant Ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  For my color medium I turned to my Daniel Smith watercolors.  At this point I was running out of space for a sentiment so I stamped "for you" using our Happy Thoughts Stamps onto a small tag from our Sweet Treats Bag Dies.
Sunny Studio Blog: Navy & Pink Watercolor Peony Flower Just For You Handmade Card (using Pink Peonies Stamps, Blooming Frame Dies & Sweet Treats Tag Die)

Card No. 2: Our new Blooming Frame Dies are cool in that they leave the center of the frame solid, however we have fully maximized the open space with an awesome new "happy birthday" script style word dies and a little daisy flower.  For this card I repeatedly adhered the happy birthday words from the die set onto my white cardstock panel with a glue pen for a cool tone-on-tone embossed texture look.

My Pink Peonies were stamped in VersaMark ink onto watercolor paper, heat embossed with white embossing powder and watercolored using some Spun Sugar & Twisted Citron distress ink reinkers.  For my black and white striped paper, I stamped the stripes from our Background Basics Stamps using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  A few pieces of iridescent pastel confetti adhered with liquid adhesive completed my card.

Sunny Studio Blog: Watercolor Peonies Black & White Striped Birthday Card (using Pink Peonies Stamps, Background Basics Stamps & Blooming Frame Die)

Card No. 3:  Up next is a card using the Blooming Frame dies in a more traditional sense.  It just so happens that the Fancy Frames Rectangle dies perfectly fit over the opening which is pretty cool.  I could have simply added another piece of cardstock there behind my scalloped frame, but to conserve on paper and bulk I just masked off the outer portion of my blooming frame and inked up the center with some Spun Sugar distress ink. 

My flowers were once again 
stamped in VersaMark ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder, but this time I used a different way to color them.  I wet each petal one at time with my paintbrush and then added a little color near the darkest spots with a brushmarker PRO pen (in Cerise 375) and allowed the water to just move the color outward. My sentiment was then stamped with VersaFine Onyx black ink using our Everyday Greetings stamps.
Sunny Studio Blog: With Heartfelt Sympathy Watercolor Peony Floral Card (using Pink Peonies Stamps, Everyday Greetings Stamps & Blooming Frame Die)

Card No. 4: I knew I wanted to attempt to color these peonies using a no-line coloring technique with my Copic Markers, but I wasn't fully prepared for how long it would take for me to color a single flower so I decided to to make my one flower count with a card that truly highlights it. To have my stamp outlines disappear with my coloring, I used a small mini pack of Memento dew drop inks in Angel Pink & New Sprout and then used those same ink colors to stamp the flower outlines for my background.  I heat embossed my sentiment onto a piece of polka-dot paper from our Dots & Stripes Pastels Paper pack using a phrase from the Pink Peonies set. A scalloped heart edge along the bottom cut using our Heartstrings Border Dies from some of that same paper pack completed my card and tied in some more pink.
Sunny Studio Blog: Best Wishes Floral No-line coloring Wedding Card (using Pink Peonies Stamps, Dots & Stripes Pastels Paper & Heartstrings Border Dies)

Card No. 5: For this card I was really inspired by THIS gorgeous card I came across on pinterest. I started my stamping my first flower in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then masking it off, flower by flower until I had my entire floral border stamped out. I then left all my masks in place inking a blended ombre background using Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks before spritzing my background with water to create the speckled look. When I removed my masks I colored my flowers in a black and white color palette using N0, N1 & N3 Copic markers. For my sentiment, I used that same scripty birthday word from our Blooming Frame dies together with the "wishes" word from our Alpaca Holiday Stamps. Then for a little extra sparkle, I sprinkled some mirror droplets as a final finishing touch.
Sunny Studio Blog: Teal, Blue, Black & White Floral Birthday Wishes Card (using Pink Peonies Stamps, Blooming Frame Dies & Mirror Droplets)

Card No. 6: For my last peony card of the day I wanted to combine them with this cool banner from our new Banner Basics Stamps. It's hard to truly appreciate the banner when it's all by itself in the set, but it was designed to stamp two of so that you can flip one each way to appear like it's wrapping around an object.  For this set of peonies, I stamped the peonies using VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto watercolor paper which I then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to prevent them from smearing.  I then colored my flowers and leaves using Caran D'Ache watercolor pencils and blended with water on a paint brush, working from the lightest to darkest spots.

For my scalloped mat I turned to our Frilly Frames Eyelet Lace Dies, placing it over a piece of tone-on-tone floral print from our Spring Fling Paper pack.  I inked up both the banners and background behind my stamped flowers using Peacock Feathers distress ink and then f
or my sentiment, I stamped the words "Happy Mother's Day" using our Happy Thoughts Stamps 
Sunny Studio Blog: Sunny Studio Stamps Floral Peony Mother's Day Card (using Pink Peonies & Banner Basics Stamps, Frilly Frames Eyelet Lace Dies and Spring Fling Paper)

Card No. 7: I couldn't wrap up the day without sharing one last card using only the new Blooming Frame dies. I know sometimes it's nice to see ideas that use only a single product and for the most part I was able to achieve that goal with this bright and happy card. I started by inking up an A2 sized card panel with Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet distress ink and backed them with a piece a navy blue cardstock.  

I then cut the birthday phrase and daisies from white cardstock adhering them in a loose scattered pattern.  For the center of each flower, I inked up little scraps of cardstock in those same ink colors and die-cut the centers using the little circle die that also comes with the die set. As a final touch to make the flowers pop a bit, I covered each flower center with a clear droplet from the Studio Katia Clear Drops Mix.
Sunny Studio Blog: Rainbow Daisy Handmade Birthday Card (using Blooming Frame Background Die)

Well that wraps up today's sneak peeks. I don't know if you can tell, but I was more than a little giddy to finally have some floral images to play with all my color mediums I've been collecting.  LOL!  I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner using the rafflecopter below. Make sure to keep checking back all this week for more peeks & prizes for up to five chances to win. The contests run through Saturday at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, January 12th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a closer look at the new Pink Peonies Stamps & Dies, along with the new Blooming Frame Dies and Heartstrings Border Dies (available for purchase on Friday, January 10th).

Sunny Studio Stamps: Pink Peonies Peony Flower Outline 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set    Sunny Studio Stamps: Pink Peonies Peony Flower Matching Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Blooming Frame Petals with Happy Birthday Phrase Word Standalone Metal Cutting Dies    Sunny Studio Stamps: Heartstrings Valentine's Day Heart Border Metal Cutting Dies

Other Supplies Used:
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Background Basics Stamps
Background Basics Stamps
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Happy Thoughts Stamps
Happy Thoughts Stamps
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Dots & Stripes Pastels 6x6 Paper
Dots & Stripes Pastels 6x6 Paper
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Everyday Greetings Stamps
Everyday Greetings Stamps
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Sweet Treats Gift Bag
Sweet Treats Gift Bag
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Heartstrings Border Dies
Heartstrings Border Dies
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Banner Basics Stamps
Banner Basics Stamps
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Banner Basics Dies
Banner Basics Dies
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Frilly Frames-Eyelet Lace
Frilly Frames-Eyelet Lace
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Spring Fling Paper
Spring Fling Paper
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Alpaca Holiday Stamps
Alpaca Holiday Stamps
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Iridescent Pastel Confetti
Iridescent Pastel Confetti
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Mirror Droplets
Mirror Droplets
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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67 comments:

  1. I absolutely love card no2! It is so beautiful. One of my favorite coloring mediums for cards is watercoloring!

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  2. I love those circle blocks. They would fit so much better in my mom's hands than some of the larger square ones. I think I know what part of her Mother's Day gift will be if I don't get them and give them to her sooner. I love card #7...you can do so much with that die.

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  3. Always amazes me at how many gorgeous cards you make for your release. I don't color a whole lot, but I do enjoy using the few Copics I have.

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  4. WOW! Stunning cards! Love the Peonies Stamp Set!

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  5. My favorite color medium is copics but I love all mediums. The peony cards are all so beautiful!

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  6. Lately my favorite medium is water color pencils, but I love alcohol markers too. Those peonies are amazing. LOVE all your card samples. Just gorgeous!!!

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  7. I like using alcohol markers and would like to try my hand at water coloring. Love your card samples, especially number 5 today! Gorgeous!!!

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  8. Pretty looks all around! I would like to improve my water coloring skills, and learn more about using pencils.

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  9. I love your cards, the new collection looks awesome!

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  10. my fave during the last season was my colored pencils. I luv using my watercolor markers too.

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  11. Gorgeous cards!! Love alcohol markers.. I am a newbie.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  12. I love that the frame die leaves a solid center! The cards are all so pretty and inspiring.

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  13. Card Nr.3 is great and I use very often watercolor pencils and watercolor markers.

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  14. ALL of these cards are AWESOME!!! Card 3 and 4 knock my socks off! LUV them! I have a very tight stamping budget, because I am a stay at home mom to a mega family! I use a paintbrush and my ink pads to paint my colored images! So fun!!!!

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  15. I love the new releases. The peonie stamp is lovely and the background die is wonderful.

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  16. I use many mediums for coloring, pencils, watercolor, markers. Love them all.

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  17. Oh goodness those flowers are beautiful!!! My favorite coloring medium has been distress oxide inks! I love using them as water colors.

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  18. So hard to choose just one way to color! I tend to always grab my Copic markers, although I love the results of ink blending with distress oxide inks, and I'm hoping to practice more with watercolors.

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  19. Gotta have those circular stamping blocks. Appreciate that they have a grid as well.

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  20. It's great to see these glorious florals in the different media, all beautifully coloured. Although I'm new to Copic markers, they've quickly become my fave.

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  21. I liked the card that you used greenish blue and then it melted into blue at the bottom. It is gorgeous. I would like to do that seamlessly.

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  22. Those new flowers are very beautiful and I love the different cards you've made! My favorite thing is to color images using my alcohol markers to create little scenes! :D

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  23. Fabulous cards today with these beautiful stamps and dies!
    My favorite coloring medium is using watercolor markers (Zig markers).

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  24. I find using Zigs and watercolors very relaxing. Love the gorgeous flowers and dies today.

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  25. lovely cards - LOVE how you have used the peony images.
    My favorite color medium is copic markers - though still learning to use these versatile markers:)

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  26. Love those gorgeous peonies and the awesome inspirations to use it!!
    My favorite medium is watercoloring

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  27. Love the awesome inspirations using Peonies, they are wonderful.
    Love watercoloring after heat embossing.

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  28. I generally turn to alcohol markers for the quickest results. But for florals I'm trying to do more watercoloring.

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  29. Those peonies are simply beautiful. Love all the different ways they were used.

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  30. I enjoy using alcohol markers to color my images.

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  31. More great new products! Today's collection even includes acrylic blocks, and I'm looking forward to seeing a video featuring them! 😊

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  32. Such beautiful cards. I usually use markers of some kind to color, though sometimes I used colored pencils.

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  33. Hi Mendi :) Your cards today are absolutely stunning!!! A favorite color medium....mmmm....colored pencils...markers...ink...watercolor! I love them all for different reasons! I just love color! Thanks for the inspiration today :)

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  34. WOW, these are absolutely stunning cards...what beautiful new stamp and die sets these are!

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  35. Gorgeous cards. The peonies stamp is great. I like to colour with my prisma pencils or copics.

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  36. Card #3...WOW! I like to use my Copics the most for coloring.

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  37. The blooming frame is gorgeous, so I especially love your last card. Each is beautiful!

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  38. Card #5 is my favorite I haven't tried distress inks much but that card makes me want to try! So beautiful!

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  39. Simply gorgeous cards and inspiration!

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  40. I like Tombow Dual Brush pens.

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  41. Love all this beautiful inspiration! I especially love Card No. 4 with the no-line colouring of the peonies. Your one flower turned out stunning. I'm also loving the Heartstrings Border Dies. Adds a beautiful touch to the cards. My favourite colouring medium are my Zig markers. I love watercolouring with them!

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  42. Marisela Delgado said: Such cute cards and a great giveaway. Thank you. =) mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  43. Gorgeous cards! I especially card #2, where you've created the background using embossing. I honestly don't color too much, but when I do it's with colored pencils, because I feel I have more control over shading.

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  44. I absolutely love everything peonies (except all the ants on them). Hmm... that could be a cute little card idea ha ha ha.

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  45. Beautiful flowers! My favorite coloring medium is copic markers!

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  46. Just Love the Peonies! In Watercolors, OH YES!

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  47. I also love my Zig markers... This release has been so amazing. So much loot to add to my arsenal.



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  48. I usually use Copic markers because I am in a hurry and can get good results.

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  49. Colored pencils are my favorite, but I also enjoy using alcohol markers and watercolors :)

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  50. Oh man, PEONIES!!! Just like i said YESTERDAY!!! i love playing with stencils so i love inks. . .and paste . . . and my Arteza markers. . .and my Spectrum Noirs. . .and prismacolor pencils. . .

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  51. More wonderful products to share with us!! Love your cards and inspiration! You are so creative! I like to use Distress inks and a water brush. Colored pencils and gamsol is fun, too! And so are watercolor pencils!

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  52. I live card 7 with that die. It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing

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  53. My colored pencils are still my favorite!! Beautiful cards!!

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  54. Beautiful cards and darling release. I appreciate your honesty about how long it took to color your stamped flowers!

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  55. I adore peonies, and your stamp set is so beautiful

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  56. I'm not a big fan of coloring, but when I have to I like markers.

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  57. I adore watercoloring but ink blending is a close second. Beautiful samples! This has been an awesome release! Terri Burson

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  58. Right now my favorite coloring medium is Tombow Markers. I love how smoothly they blend on Bristol paper. This is a wonderful release. I love the kid-focused products (I have four grandchildren), and the floral images are some of the prettiest I've seen.

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  59. I have just started using watercolor pens! I am loving it!

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  60. Gorgeous creations! Colored pencils.

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  61. Love watercolor. The cards are fabulous.

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  62. These are beautiful! I love watercoloring!

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  63. I love the flower card ideas! Cool stamps!

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