Fine Art Floral Suite Week!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which kicks off my week of featuring the Fine Art Floral Suite! I thought this suite is perfect since the first day of Spring was on Saturday, March 20th! Before I begin, last Monday’s blog post featured a card that I created a “frame” using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and Basic White cardstock, which left me the negative die-cut and I wanted to use those up! So, this quick and easy card is perfect for that! Since I made four of those cards and had four of the die-cuts leftover, I only had to cut two more pieces to make six of these cards, which used up one sheet of the 12” x 12” Fine Art Floral DSP!

For the base layer, I used this design from the Fine Art Floral DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Using the third largest layering Stitched Rectangles Dies, die-cut from Basic White cardstock.

2. I first stamped the stem stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink, stamped the large flower in Petal Pink ink, stamped again (without re-inking) offset, inked the stamp again in Petal Pink ink, stamped off on scrap paper, and then stamped offset again.

3. I used the second stamp for the large flower to stamp in Versamark ink, heat set the Heat & Stick Powder, and pressed the Gilded Leafing Embellishment, using a Stamping Sponge to rub off the excess.

4. Use enough of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon to tie around the Basic White die-cut into a knot.

5. Three of the 5mm Pearl Basic Jewels, not pictured.

Tie the ribbon around the cardstock into a bow, which I placed a glue dot behind the knot to adhere to the cardstock, and place the three pearls in the middle of the flower as shown:

This piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and then the completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Art Gallery in Sahara Sand ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

How easy was this card?? I absolutely love how it turned out! One tip that I can pass along that I discovered while making this card, is that with the Versamark pad, the more ink the better. I did replace my pad last year and didn’t really think about re-inking it, however, the first time I stamped the second stamp for the flower and heat set the Heat & Stick powder, it did not turn out. So, I inked up the Versamark pad with the ink refill, set it aside for a few minutes, and tried again, which I had no problems with any of the other flowers with the Heat & Stick Powder! Honestly, since this card is so soft with the colors, this could also be used a an Easter card, which is only a couple of weeks away!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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