Happy Earth Day 2016!
Happy Earth Day! Usually, I like to use leaves or flowers or something from the yard in my projects, but everything is wet today (yay-in California!). Instead, I decided to do a quick stamping on a spare flower pot, also suitable for growing herbs.
When Stampin’ Up! announces the retiring list, I often use retiring products in the projects I show. This time, I used the Rose Wonder Stamp Set, which is not retiring, because it has great color-in images… and I love roses!
The retiring products I used are the Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Individual Markers and the 2014-2016 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow. I also used the Mossy Meadow 5/8” Striped Cotton Ribbon. I thought the ribbon looked earthy.
A few tips for stamping on rounded surfaces like flower pots:
- Use the “rock & roll” technique to get the image stamped.
- Place your image away from any protrusions or it won’t stamp fully. The block gets in the way.
- If you use photopolymer stamps, you can use them without the block, but the smear factor is still high, so be careful.
- Use permanent ink and wait for it to dry. Since I’m showing off retired product, I had to use water-based markers, so I will have to keep my pot inside once it’s filled.
- If you have paint, you can tint it with Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and color in the image after you stamp it. Paint will cover up any action stamping, misstamping or smears.
- Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
- Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker
- 2014-2016 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
- Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Tools & Adhesive
Ribbon & Trim
Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150. Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article to order what you need to make your own Earth Day Flower/Herb Pot.