Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a beautiful “all occasions” card featuring products from the Fine Art Floral Suite! I just love the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper, one side of the designs are so bright and colorful, but I also love the muted color and designs of the other side. I feel that using the softer side of the DSP can give you the opportunity to use the Art Gallery stamps and coordinating Floral Gallery Dies to create beautiful flowers! So, I thought I would use the smaller flowers and coordinating die to create a “bouquet” of flowers for the card front and with the versatile sentiments, this can be for any occasion!
For the base layer, I used this design from the Fine Art Floral DSP, cutting the 12” x 12” sheet into six 4” x 5 ¼” base layers and six ¾” x 4” strips for the inside:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Using the largest Layering Oval Die, die-cut from Basic White cardstock and emboss with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
2. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the sentiment from Art Gallery in Poppy Parade ink and die-cut out with the coordinating rectangle sentiment die.
3. For the flowers, I used sponge daubers to ink the flowers in Petal Pink ink, the stems in Granny Apple Green ink, and a Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker for the three little stems at the top, “huffing” on the stamp to make sure the ink is still moist, and then stamping on Basic White cardstock. I used the second step stamp in Poppy Parade ink, stamping off first, for each flower. After doing these three times, they are die-cut out with the coordinating die. TIP-if you do not have a Stampin’ Write Marker, you can use a Blender Pen with the ink and it will work as well.
4. Enough of the Fine Art Ribbon to tie into a bow.
I first adhered one of the die-cut flowers centered towards the top, then adhered one off to the right, and the other off to the left. I used two glue dots to adhere the ribbon bow at the bottom:
I used mini dimensionals to adhere the die-cut sentiment along the bottom of the DSP base layer and the “bouquet” centered up from that:
This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Basic White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhered the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom, and since I’m using this card for a sympathy card, I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Poppy Parade ink:
Isn’t this a beautiful card?? Now I know it may seem like a lot to make the “bouquet”, but it really only took me about a minute (or so) to ink and stamp each flower, die-cutting was really the only tedious part. I also saved some time by embossing two of the die-cut ovals at the same time and die-cutting the sentiment pieces first and using my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment on them.
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