Sale-a-bration 2016 inspired a card that has become my all time favorite. Because the stamps were available for such a short time, I made a few different versions but then moved on. I’ve watched every catalog for a suitable replacement, and when I spied Flirty Flowers in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog I knew I had a good possibility.
- Stamps: Flirty Flowers, Sunshine Sayings, Timeless Textures
- Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
- Accessories: Linen Thread, Stampin’ Write Markers
There’s a time commitment in cutting and stamping this card. It’s not a good candidate for mass production, but it’s a great project for relaxing and enjoying the creative process.
It’s really enjoyable to mix and match textures, images and colors to create a unique card. My original design using the Sale-a-bration stamp set Field Flowers was done in yellow tones, but I also created one in pinks and another in blues. The monochromatic palettes tie together an otherwise chaotic collection of images.
I tried this one with Fresh Fig and Sweet Sugarplum. There are things I like about it, but it’s definitely a different vibe.
In all honesty, I think Flowering Fields was a once-in-a-lifetime set of stamps. I’d love to know what you think – please leave me a comment with your thoughts.
And just for the record, here’s the original Flowering Fields cards in Crushed Curry and So Saffron. It was CASEd many, many times, and I am very grateful to those generous crafters who acknowledged my design. If you CASE a card, please give the original artist credit. Thanks.
7 thoughts on “Re-creating a Maui Stamper Classic”
Anne, I think you have outdone yourself. The new stamp set is a great substitute and the colors are fabulous together.
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Thanks, Annette! I’m happy with this one, but I think there are more possibilities. Can’t wait to play some more!
Would you be so kind as to share the measurements of this gorgeous card!!!!
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Hi Nanci, I’ll work on the full set of measurements, but there are some details on this post: https://mauistamper.com/2016/02/22/blushing-flowering-fields/
Thank you, looking forward to the measurements so I can recreate this beauty.
OK Nancy, here are the details:
Card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″
Layers are 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, 4″ x 5 1/4″, and 3 3/4″ x 5″
Tiles are 1 1/8″ x 1 3/8″
The greeting strip is 3 1/2″ x 3/8″
I’ll try to do a “how to” post but it will be a while. In the meantime, have fun playing!