Friday, April 16, 2021

Sneak Peek Week: Introducing Poppy Fields & Looking Sharp Stamps

Hello and welcome to the final day of our Summer Peek Week!  All this week I have been showcasing cards using our newest collection which is now available for purchase. Before you run off and shop though, make sure to check out our our last peek at three new stamp sets below, including two brand new inside greetings sentiment sets and a video showing a closer look at everything.

Card No. 1: My first set of cards spotlight our newest floral layering stamps called Poppy Fields. For this set of cards I created a simple flower bouquet using the three blossoms from the set along with the leaf and two accompanying stems. I created these cards to mass produce for our brick & mortar stores and the stamping of the flowers were fairly time consuming all on their own so I wanted to keep the rest of my design fairly simple. The bows, the bold summer greeting from our Radiant Plumeria Stamps, and the red prints from our Classic Sunburst Paper & Sleek Stripes Paper sets all helped to add some extra interest with taking a ton of extra time. If you are looking to step things up just a tiny bit you can add stitching with our Slimline Basic Border dies (as shown on the right) or keep things simple (like the card on left).
Sunny Studio: "Summer Greetings" Poppies Bouquet Card (using Poppy Fields & Radiant Plumeria Stamps and Classic Sunburst & Sleek Stripes Paper)

Card No. 2:
 When creating the Poppy Fields Stamps, this next card is what I kept envisioning in my mind's eye. I haven't been fortunate enough to visit a field of poppies in real life, but red is my favorite color and I am always so enamored with the gorgeous photos I see. For this card, I started by inking up a piece of cardstock with Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn distress ink and then die-cut it using the outer stitched rectangle from our Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies.

To get the extra height for my poppies, I pulled out and used one of the stems from our Timeless Tulips Stamps and then added the little ladybug from our Layered Basket Stamps. When my background was good and dry I stamped the "best wishes" greeting from our Everyday Greetings Stamps using Versamark Ink and heat embossing with Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder.
Sunny Studio Poppies Layered Flowers Best Wishes Card (using Poppy Fields & Everyday Greetings Stamps)

Card No. 3: This next card almost needs to be framed for my living room wall because it would blend right in with our current color scheme and style. To create the card I started with the red diagonal print from our Classic Sunburst Paper pack and then die-cut a panel from black cardstock combining the outer portion of our Frilly Frame Retro Petal Dies with the inner portion of our Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies, before backing it with a piece of white cardstock. I then layered a smaller stitched rectangle mat cut from black cardstock using the die from our Wrap Around Box Dies and layered it with the stitched label from our Sliding Window Dies which was stamped with a sentiment from our Autumn Greetings Stamps. After arranging my Poppies from the new Poppy Fields Stamps, I sprinkled in a few of our Red Zircon Jewels that I adhered with liquid adhesive.
Sunny Studio Thanks for your Kindness Layered Poppies Floral Card Card (using Poppy Fields Stamps,  Frilly Frames Quatrefoil Dies, Sliding Window Dies, Autumn Greetings Stamps & Classic Sunburst Paper)

Card No. 4: Last, but not least I have a larger, fuller poppies bouquet inspired by THIS photo (which really makes me wish I had chosen a poppy themed wedding after scrolling through all the pretty photos, but I digress). I mounted my bouquet onto kraft cardstock, stamping my sentiment in red using a combination of greetings from both our Color Me Happy Stamps (for the word "happy") and our Happy Thoughts Stamps. Down the left side of my card, I heat embossed the polka-dot print onto black cardstock using our Background Basics Stamps and then added a sliver of red striped paper from our Striped Silly Paper pack. As a last touch, I adhered some faux water droplets with a liquid adhesive using our Clear Drops Mix.
Sunny Studio: "We're so happy for you" Poppies Bouquet Polka-dot Card (using Poppy Fields, Background Basics & Happy Thought Stamps, Striped Silly Paper)

Card No. 5: Switching gears the last new set I have to share from the Summer release is called Looking Sharp which features 3 cute potted cacti and one succulent plant. Once again for those who prefer to not have faces on their inanimate objects, the different faces come as a separate set of images and extra little spiky spines are included to fill in any empty spaces instead.

For this card I cut a pink striped panel for my background from our Sleek Stripes Paper pack and then mounted a scalloped mat over the top using our Frilly Frames Eyelet Lace Dies. I then lightly inked up to center of my panel blending Tumbled Glass to Twisted Citron distress inks for my sky and grass. For my fence I cut down and used a portion of our new Picket Fence Dies which gave me a perfect place to tie the star balloons from our North Pole Stamps. The Looking Sharp set comes with the party hat and the cute punny greeting which I stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  
Sunny Studio Hoping Your Birthday is On Point Cactus Card (using Looking Sharp & North Pole Stamps, Picket Fence Die, Frilly Frames Eyelet Lace Die & Sleek Stripes Paper)

Card No. 6:
Up next is a card using the Looking Sharp Stamps without the faces and adding some of the extra quill-like spikes instead. To create my indoor scene I cut four little windows using our Sweet Treats House Add-on Dies, first using the two separate pieces together to cut my window panes from white and then cutting a second set from aqua cardstock using only the outside portion of the die so that I could layer them together. 

For my background I used a pink stripe from our Dots & Stripes Pastels Paper pack and then added a 3/8" wide strip of white cardstock to look like the wall's base molding. For my wood floor, I got crafty and cut the tips off of the woodgrain embossed pieces from our new Picket Fence dies, inked them up with some Tea Dye distress ink and staggered them for my floor. I felt like I was installing real wood floors in a dollhouse, but I am so in love with the results! For my sleeping kitty cat and ball of yarn I used images from our Pet Sympathy Stamps. Lastly I stamped the words "Hi Friend" taking the word "hi" from our Happy Hamsters Stamps and the word "friend" from our new Outback Critters Stamps.
Sunny Studio Kitty Sleeping in front of Window with Cactus & Succulent Plant Card (using Looking Sharp & Pet Sympathy Stamps, Picket Fence Die, Sweet Treat House Add-on Die & Striped Silly Paper)
 

Card No. 7:
Drumroll please... For my 40th and final project for the Summer release I have one last card featuring a boy and girl cactus couple from our new Looking Sharp Stamps, together with the bow / bow tie from the set. I just love how the one cactus looks like she has pigtails! Makes me smile. 

For my background I created a sunset by blending Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin & Mustard Seed distress inks. I then cut it out using the top portion of our Stitched Rectangle Dies and did the same to cut my ground from kraft cardstock. This allowed me to "scrunch" my rectangle from a vertical format to a much shorter rectangle with a horizontal orientation to sort of make my 4.25" square card look like a Polaroid photo. I bridged the gap between between my sky and ground with a mountain range from our Alpaca Holiday Stamps and finished off my card with a heat embossed sentiment from our Coastal Cuties Stamps.
Sunny Studio: "Hi There Cutie" Girl & Boy Catcus at Sunset Polaroid Style Card (using Looking Sharp, Alpaca Holiday, Coastal Cuties Stamps & Stitched Rectangle Dies)

Well that wraps up my card shares for the week. I frequently am asked which ink colors I used for my layered images.  While I think there are so many great options out there, these are the colors I used today for my poppy images from light to dark:

Red Poppy (cards no.1, 3 & 4)
Gina K. Peach Bellini
Gina K. Lipstick
Gina K. Coral Reef
Hero Arts Red Royal

Stampin' Up Lovely Lipstick

To help you line up our layered stamps like a pro I've created a special layering guide (you can click on the photo below to view it larger). The guide shows the stamps starting with the lightest ink color, working towards the darkest, but sometimes I find it easier to start backwards. They both work depending on what your preference is.  The black outline indicates where that layer touches the previously stamped layer.  :)

Sunny Studio Stamps: Poppy Fields Layered Poppies Floral Flower Ink Color Layering Guide

In honor of our big release today I created a video sharing a closer look at all of our newest products, along with the cards I created using them. You can also view it on our YouTube Channel HERE.


Here's a look at this season's free mini fish die that will automatically come with all orders while supplies last.

Sunny Studio Stamps Website Exclusive: Free Mini Fish Die Free with Every Summer 2021 Order

Also, just a reminder that we are continuing to offer free shipping on all USA Retail orders over $35 using the discount code FREESHIP or to save $5 on in order over $49 using discount code SAVE5. Limit one discount code per order.


That wraps up today's sneak peeks. I'm so happy you joined me this week! I'd love to give a $50 gift code to one lucky winner using the rafflecopter below.  If you haven't had a chance to enter the four other giveaways from earlier in the week, there's still a little time. The contests run through Saturday, April 17th at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, April 18th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here's a closer look at the our new Poppy Fields Stamps & Dies and Looking Sharp Stamps & Dies used today and are now available for purchase.

Sunny Studio Blog: Poppy Fields Layering Layered Poppies 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamps  Sunny Studio Blog: Poppy Fields Layering Layered Poppies companion metal cutting dies

Sunny Studio: Looking Sharp 3x4 Cactus & Succulent Plant Clear Photopolymer Stamps  Sunny Studio Blog: Looking Sharp catcus companion metal cutting dies

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Color Me Happy Stamps
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Picket Fence Border Dies
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Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Pet Sympathy Dies
Pet Sympathy Dies
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Pet Sympathy Stamps
Pet Sympathy Stamps
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Background Basics Stamps
Background Basics Stamps
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Striped Silly 6x6 Paper
Striped Silly 6x6 Paper
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Happy Thoughts Stamps
Happy Thoughts Stamps
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Sliding Window Dies
Sliding Window Dies
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Alpaca Holiday Stamps
Alpaca Holiday Stamps
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Alpaca Holiday Dies
Alpaca Holiday Dies
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Everyday Greetings Stamps
Everyday Greetings Stamps
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Coastal Cuties Stamps
Coastal Cuties Stamps
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Sweet Treats House Add-on
Sweet Treats House Add-on
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Frilly Frames-Eyelet Lace
Frilly Frames-Eyelet Lace
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Radiant Plumeria Stamps
Radiant Plumeria Stamps
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Frilly Frames Quatrefoil
Frilly Frames Quatrefoil
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North Pole Stamps
North Pole Stamps
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North Pole Dies
North Pole Dies
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Classic Sunburst Paper
Classic Sunburst Paper
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Sleek Stripes Paper
Sleek Stripes Paper
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Red Zircon Jewels
Red Zircon Jewels
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Hero Arts White Detail
Hero Arts White Detail
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Timeless Tulips Dies
Timeless Tulips Dies
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Timeless Tulips Stamps
Timeless Tulips Stamps
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Layered Basket Stamps
Layered Basket Stamps
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Layered Basket Dies
Layered Basket Dies
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Autumn Greetings Stamps
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Clear Drops Mix
Clear Drops Mix
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
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57 comments:

  1. What an amazing release! I love the poppies from today's post especially!

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  2. I love all of sunny studio flower layering stamps!!πŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  3. This release is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE all the critters and the poppy stamps today are beautiful! Seriously one of my favorite releases!

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  4. Great release and inspiration!

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  5. I am loving the candy set & the hamsters. Everything in this release is great.

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  6. I'm most excited about the gumball machine set. Fabulous release!

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  7. I'm so crazy about all of this colorful fun, but I must say that the gumball machine/candy set is my favorite. Good memories. :)

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  8. Those poppies though! SO pretty! TFS and congrats on your Awesome release!!

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  9. The poppies are gorgeous! But I also love all the adorable critters!

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  10. What a great release! Thanks for the giveaway! I love the critters and the tiki set!
    Rosalie B

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  11. Im exited to use many, many of you new products. The hamsters and the coloring are adorable!

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  12. Wonderful release week, I'm most excited about Cupcake Shape and Beach Buddies. Thanks for the generous giveaways.

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  13. So much cuteness in one release..... love them... beach buddies and cupcake die cut is my favorites......

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  14. Amazing examples showcasing your new release! The poppies are beautiful but right now I think I’m most excited about the gumball machine/candy set and the cute cacti!

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  15. I love the Color My World stamps!!! Adorable release!!!

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  16. The outback animals are my FAVORITES!!

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  17. I am most excited about Poppy fields and the cupcake shape dies.

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  18. I'm most excited about the teacher-themed items!!

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  19. Those poppies are awesome! Such a fabulous release, it will be tough to narrow down my choices!

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  20. What a wonderful release!! I love Looking Sharp, especially the cute little faces!

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  21. That's such a tough question because I really liked something from every day of the release but I would say the Color My World stamps/dies and the Beach Buddies. Great release overall though.

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  22. Absolutely adorable makes!!! What a HAPPY Release!! As always I NEED them AllπŸ’πŸŒˆ

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  23. Great variety! I cant wait for LOOKING SHARP!!!! Happy stamping to all!!!! Thank you for such AMAZING inspiration! ❤πŸ’™❤πŸ’™

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  24. I love the cupcake die set and the Poppy stamps/dies! Another great new release. Thanks for all the inspiration and chance to win this week. :D

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  25. Love the gorgeous poppies and the cards you created with them. The whole release is as awesome as usual. I think the Tiki Bar stamp set as well as that nice, big cupcake are my favorites!!

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  26. Wonderful work on these cards!

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  27. I like the Outback Critters and Fence dies.

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  28. So many fun new items, my wish list grew! Beautiful cards!

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  29. I just love the poppy cards that you created! My favorite is the one with the quatrefoil background! So striking!

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  30. Oh I love Poppies so much... I never knew they grew in so many different colors! Great release and have enjoyed all your samples.. TFS

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  31. Love the Poppies and Color My World the most!

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  32. i love it all! but the poppies melt my heart :)

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  33. I love poppies! I'm particularly excited about the Outback critters.

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  34. Oh my word!!! What a question!!! There are absolutely sooooooooo many adorable things on this release!!! I think the tiki time tiki bar may be my favorite but I also like the poppies, cupcake shape, gumball machine, fence dies, plants, the outback critters and hamsters :)

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  35. Great cards today but the poppy ones are amazing. The Poppy Fields set is my favourite of this release.

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  36. The new critters are adorable.

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  37. I think the Color My World set will soon be in my cart. I also love the Tiki Bar vibe. Then again the Sweet stamps are so cute... Uh Oh!
    Another great group of stamps++ this season. (As usual)

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  38. I love this release!! Everything is great but the poppies are just perfection!

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  39. I am super excited to play with the new "color my world" and "candy shoppe" collections. I was very excited by the inspiration and bright colors I can use for both of these sets.

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  40. I can’t decide which set(s) to get first. They are all so cute.

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  41. This has been fun, but yesterday's outback critters have stolen my heart
    ....add to cart❤❤❤❤ the poppies are so pretty today, I love the black and red!!

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  42. I am absolutely excited about EVERY.SINGLE.THING. in this release!! What a homerun - you have hit it out of the park!! Way to go, I am bowled over!!

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  43. What a great release week! Amazing cards! Love that sunset card!

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  44. Marisela Delgado said: Poppies will forever remind me of The Wizard of Oz! So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  45. The poppies really "pop". My favorite thing in the new releases are the fences. They make such a cute accent.

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  46. The cacti are really adorable, but I love everything!

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  47. Awesome new release! I love the new stamp sets. The poppies are my favorite. Thank you for the fantastic sets.

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  48. The new release is just lovely! I'm going shopping. :)

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  49. love the teacher themed sets BUT they are all wonderful - lol

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