Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Sneak Peek: Cherry Blossoms, Lovey Dovey, Out on A Limb & Spring Greenery

Hello and welcome to day 2 of our 2022 Sneak Peek Week!  Each morning this week I will be showcasing cards using our newest Spring collection which will be available to purchase on January 7th.

Today I am sharing ideas using our newest Cherry Blossoms layering stamps, Lovey Dovey Sentiment Stamps, Out on a Limb Dies and Spring Greenery Dies. Hope you love them as much as I do!

Card No. 1: Up first is a card showcasing the Cherry Blossom Stamps. To create my delicate pink flower blossoms I omitted the first stamp layer so that the white background of my white cardstock could show through. To start my card, I inked up a 5.5" x 4.25" white cardstock panel using PinkFresh Studio Summer Shower Ink, die-cutting a stitched rectangle mat from the center using our Stitched Rectangle Dies. I then adhered the outer portion leftover to my cardstock base before layering the scalloped frame from our Frilly Frames Polka-dot Dies with that stitched rectangle mat over the top. I used that same blue ink to stamp my greeting from our new Lovey Dovey Stamps in the bottom, right-hand corner.  For my cherry blossoms tree branch I used our new Out On A Limb dies cut from brown cardstock. I scattered a few of our Mirror Droplets embellishments as my final finishing touch.


Card No. 2: For my next card I used all four pink ink layers from the Cherry Blossoms Stamps resulting in darker pink flowers. Cherry Blossoms often make me think of Paris in Springtime so I combined then with the Eiffel Tower image from our New Paris Afternoon Stamps to be shared later this week. I stamped the tower using VersaMark Ink onto kraft cardstock and then heat embossed it using Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder.

For my scalloped panel, I mixed and matched our Frilly Frames Polka-dot Dies together with our Frilly Frames Lattice dies also cut from kraft cardstock. I then layered a piece of lighter pink cardstock behind them cut just a hair smaller to hide behind the scalloped edge. I then cut our Scalloped Oval Mat 2 dies from some crisp white cardstock and heat embossed my "merci" thanks greeting using the same versafine ink with Hero Arts Brass embossing powder.  A few white shimmer pearls completed my card.

Card No. 3: Up next is another card showcasing the classic pale pink blossoms for a shaker style card. To create my window for my shaker, I used our Frilly Frames Hexagon dies and then using our Stitched Rectangle dies I cut an opening from the center to form a frame. Before adhering anything, I inked up my back panel with Spun Sugar distress ink and stamped my sentiment from our Lovey Dovey Stamps using Versafine Clair Pinecone Ink and piling a bit of our Cherry Blossom Confetti in the center before adding my acetate backed frame to my card using foam tape. I once again used the Out on a Limb tree branch, but this time I die-cut them from white cardstock and while they were still nested in with the original sheet of cardstock on my cutting mat, I colored them using Copic markers which allowed me to add more detailed shading and some small wood grain details to my bark. By leaving them in their backing, I was able to do this really quickly without worrying about making a mess of things or about the ink getting all over the table and my hands.
Sunny Studio: Layered Flower Scalloped Shaker Card (using Cherry Blossoms & Lovey Dovey Stamps, Out on A Limb & Frilly Frames Hexagon Dies)

Card No. 4: This next card was super quick!  I had already created all my flower blossoms assembly line style which is my favorite way to use layering stamps since setting up the layers just right is always the most time consuming part. The rest of the card I kept really simple to let the Cherry Blossoms Stamps take center stage. I added some contrasting black striped paper from our Sleek Stripes Paper pack, rounding the bottom corners using my We R Memory Keeper Corner Chomper. I then die-cut the word "congrats" using coordinating pink cardstock with a word die that come with our Slimline Scalloped Frame dies. As a last touch in an effort to add a bit more interest, I added dots of Rangers Glossy Accents to each of the flower anthers. I think this will be perfect for a wedding card!

Sunny Studio Congrats Pink & Black Wedding Card (using Cherry Blossoms Stamps, Sleek Stripes Paper & Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies)

Card No. 5: For my next two cards I decided to use the Cherry Blossoms Stamps in unusual colors to stretch the stamps and probably create what only can be considered fictional flowers. I paired the flowers inked up in lilac tones with leaves cut using our new Spring Greenery Dies. I started by cutting my background panel using our new Quilted Heart Portrait Dies which I backed with a darker shade of violet to show through the heart cutouts. For my greeting I stamped the "you make me happy" phrase from our new Lovey Dovey Stamps onto some of that same lilac cardstock and cut it out using the matching dies. To embellish my card I used the lilac colored pearls from our Iridescent Pearls pack.
Sunny Studio Lilac Floral Flowers Card (using Cherry Blossoms Stamps, Lovey Dovey Stamps, Spring Greenery Dies & Quilted Hearts Portrait Dies)

Card No. 6: For this card I started by creating the tone-on-tone leaf background to resemble the look of an embossed card using our new Spring Greenery Dies. I stamped my Cherry Blossoms stamps using blue inks (linked below) and paired them with a hello greeting cut from white glittery cardstock using another word die from our Slimline Scalloped Frame dies. As a last touch I added a zig zag trim detail to the bottom of my card using our Ric Rac Border dies.
Sunny Studio Pale Blue Floral Flowers with Navy Leaves Background Hello Card (using Cherry Blossoms Stamps, Spring Greenery Dies, Ric Rac Border Dies & Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies)

Card No. 7: For my last card of the day I focused on three of the leaf dies from our new Spring Greenery dies alternating them in bright rainbow colors cut from our Classic Gingham Paper pack. I mounted them on a grey cardstock background which I stamped with a greeting from our Lovey Dovey stamps using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I finished off the card with a white scalloped frame cut using our Fancy Frames Rectangle Dies.
Sunny Studio "I love every moment with you" Colorful Rainbow Leaves Card (using Spring Greenery Dies, Fancy Frame Rectangle Dies & Lovey Dovey Stamps)

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 stamped images from light to dark:

Flower 1 (card no. 2 & 4)
PinkFresh Ballet Slipper
Hero Arts Soft Pink
Hero Arts Bubblegum
Hero Arts Ultra Pink (or Gina K.Passionate Pink)

Lilac Flower (card no. 5)
PinkFresh Soft Lilac (sponged first layer)
PinkFresh Soft Lilac (stamped second layer)
PinkFresh Candy Violet
PinkFresh Regal Kiss


Blue Flower (card no. 6)
Hero Arts Dusty Blue (sponged first layer)
Hero Arts Cornflower 
PinkFresh Seaside
PinkFresh Blue Jay


Flower Centers / Stamen
Gina K. Key Lime (card no. 1 & 3)
Gina K. Sweet Corn (card no. 2, 4, 5 & 6)

Flower Anthers 
VersaFine Clair Pinecone


(and sometimes Versafine Clair Pinecone for darker examples)

To help you line up our layered stamps 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 when setting up my layers. They both work depending on what your preference is.  The black outline indicates where that layer touches the previously stamped layer. 

That wraps up today's sneak peeks. I'm so happy you spent part of your day with me today. I read all your comments and they mean so much!  I'd love to give a $50 gift code to one lucky winner using the rafflecopter below. 

Sunny Studio Blog: Cherry Blossoms Layered Stamps Ink Layering Guide Chart

Our daily contests this week run through Saturday, January 8th at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, January 9th. :)

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Here's a closer look at the our new Cherry Blossoms Stamps & Dies, Lovey Dovey StampsOut On A Limb Dies and Spring Greenery Dies used today (which will be available to purchase starting on January 7th):

Sunny Studio Blog: Introducing New Out On A Limb Tree Branch Metal Cutting DiesSunny Studio Blog: Introducing New Cherry Blossoms 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Layered Layering StampsSunny Studio Blog: Introducing New Lovey Dovey 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Friendship & Love Themed Sentiment Stamps

Sunny Studio Blog: Introducing New Cherry Blossoms matching Metal Cutting DiesSunny Studio Blog: Introducing New Spring Greenery Leaves, Sprigs & Fern Metal Cutting Dies

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Stitched Rectangle Dies
Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Ric Rac Border Dies
Ric Rac Border Dies
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Frilly Frames Lattice Dies
Frilly Frames Lattice Dies
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Frilly Frames Polka-Dot
Frilly Frames Polka-Dot
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Frilly Frames Hexagon Dies
Frilly Frames Hexagon Dies
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Slimline Scalloped Frame
Slimline Scalloped Frame
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Sleek Stripes Paper
Sleek Stripes Paper
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Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies
Scalloped Oval Mat 1 Dies
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Paris Afternoon Stamps
Paris Afternoon Stamps
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Paris Afternoon Dies
Paris Afternoon Dies
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Quilted Hearts Portrait
Quilted Hearts Portrait
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Iridescent Pearls
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Mirror Droplets
Mirror Droplets
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White Shimmer Pearls
White Shimmer Pearls
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Cherry Blossom Confetti
Cherry Blossom Confetti
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Versafine Clair Ink- Acorn
Versafine Clair Ink- Acorn
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Brass Embossing Powder
Brass Embossing Powder
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
Classic Gingham 6x6 Paper
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54 comments:

  1. Tulips are my favorite Spring flower. I can not plant them because I live where the bunnies love to eat them! haha

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  2. Out on a Limb would be perfect for my owl dies.

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  3. My favorite flower is the carnation. I love the smell. My husband planted some for me when we lived in Illinois. Not sure they will grow here in Tennessee.

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  4. I don't know if it's a spring flower, but I think pansies are pretty.

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  5. So many sweet cherry blossom cards.

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  7. For some reason I cannot get the link to work to enter the giveaway, even when I log in using my email, but these all are amazing and I love the details that you include to help us create using the new products! I lived in the DC-area for years, so cherry blossoms are near and dear to my heart.

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  8. You've elevated your pretty cherry blossoms to gorgeous with this array of showcases! So amazing how changes in colour have different effects and impacts, all of which bring a smile to my face! Touches of spring are exactly what's needed as we contend with freezing temperatures where I am; thank you for sharing these gems with us!
    My favourite spring flowers are tulips and lilies.
    ~carol

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  9. I love the cherry blossom stamp. It is my favorite so far. This has been an amazing release so far!

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  10. These cherry blossoms look fab in every palette you've shared, so much lovely inspiration. Daffodils are my fave spring flower!

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  11. Another day of beautiful cards! Can’t wait to see more of the new release! My favorite spring flowers are tulips and pansies!

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  12. Those cherry blossoms and all their shading are so pretty. My favorite flower is the gardenia.

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  13. Daffodils are my favorite spring blooming flower. They are such a happy flower. Your cherry blossoms are really pretty. I like all of the details. I especially like the blue version.

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  14. 🌻🌺🌸🐝 Picking a favorite flower is like trying to pick a favorite color, it really depends on what I’m drawn to atm. I really like how the designs chose different colors for the Cherry Blossoms.

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  15. My favourite spring flowers are daisies (even though they may not be considered spring flowers, some varieties do bloom in the spring!). πŸ˜‰ I also like daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms (gotta love those cherry blossoms festival!). πŸ˜‚

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  16. Cherry Blossoms layering stmaps are amazing. Wow! Really amazing.
    Valerija xx

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  17. Beautiful cards! Love the cherry blossoms!
    Tulips are my favorite!

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  18. The more I see of the Quilted Hearts die, the more I want it. I love all flowers, but roses, delphinium, irises, violets and daisies top my list.

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  19. I love them all! I love hearts, so the quilted hearts die is calling to me.

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  20. Gorgeous inspiration!! Love the rainbow colors of leaves; so pretty!
    I love all flowers!! Gardenia is my favorite for the heavenly scent.

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  21. Thank you for the layering guide!! The cherry blossoms are beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful cherry blossom cards.

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  23. My favourite spring flowers are Crocuses and Hyacinths. Beautiful new cherry blossom stamp.

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  24. My favorite blossom for spring is the Cherry Blossom. So of course I'm loving the Cherry Blossom stamps. The new Spring Greenery dies appear to have a nice combination of leaves. Both sets are very tempting!!!!! Jaycee Cooper

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  25. super inspiration -my favorite flower is the tulip - so pretty

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  26. My favorite Spring flower is Snow Drops.

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  27. Love the new Lovey Dovey stamp set & cherry blossom stamp set!
    I enjoy viewing our cherry tree when it's in full bloom!
    Just beautiful!

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  28. My favorite early spring flower is the tulip. Late spring is lilac. Your cherry blossoms are just gorgeous.

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  29. I love the cherry blossoms. That stamp set is amazing. They look so realistic.

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  30. I am a wildflower lover! Every Spring my hubby and I go on hiking hunts to find Spring wildflowers such as Trilliums, Jack-in-the-Pulpits and Lady Slippers. :D

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  31. My favorite spring flowers are tulips! I love all the wonderful colors!

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  32. Lovely Cherry Blossoms!! They are one of my favorite flowers and stamp images. I like that you showcased them in their natural colors and in various other colors. They are a pretty flower by themselves and are very pretty in all different colors! The Spring Greenery dies also look like a fun set!

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  33. I’m obsessed with the tree branch! I have desperately looking for a good branch to suit a variety of cards, and I haven’t found any I’ve liked. This one looks PERFECT!! Favorite spring flowers are lilacs, pansies, lily of the valley, and hyacinths!

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  34. I love daffodils but cherry blossoms are a close second!

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  35. Great projects shared. I like the details for the flower and the assorted leaves.

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  36. I love the flowers and the greenery dies. These card samples are awesome too!

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  37. Marisela Delgado said: I love Cherry Blossoms! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  38. The Cherry Blossoms are delightful!

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  39. these cards are beautiful! favorite spring flowers are tulips.

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  40. I love roses...all colors!! I absolutely loves these stamp sets and dies!!

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  41. SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Products being showcased today!! Such BEAUTIFUL Inspiration!! The Layering Cherry Blossom Stamp Set is just STUNNING!! I LOVE Tulips, Daffodils, Peonies and Lilacs in the Spring!! I never used to be much of a Green Thumb, but over the years I've ENJOYED planting more Flowers/Greenery and find its such a FUN pass time!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release Week!!

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  42. My favorite spring flower (well any time of year) is the stargazer lily. I had them at my wedding. These cherry blossom stamps are gorgeous!!

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  43. What a great release!!! My favorite spring flower is...ALL! Spring is such a beautiful sign of new life! So healing!!! I love the happiness your company represents!

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  44. So gorgeous!!! I love cherry blossoms and daffodils!

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  45. this flower stamp is beautiful! I love flowers! I don't think I have a favorite. I'm excited my Christmas Cactus has a bloom!

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  46. The cherry blossoms are beautiful. Such great detail. Love how you used them as a border.

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  47. Calla lilies are my favorite - simple and elegant.

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  48. Love these cherry blossoms! My favorite flowers are tulips!

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  49. OMGoodness I must have those Cherry Blossom stamps - SOOOO pretty!!

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  50. The cherry blossoms stamp set is gorgeous!!!! My favorite spring flowers are hyacinths because they smell so lovely and daffodils because they're such a unique shape.

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  51. I love the smell of lilacs in the spring!

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  52. The Cherry Blossoms are gorgeous and I love the sentiments!

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