Create your own Floral Essence!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet card featuring the Floral Essence Bundle! While this suite has coordinating designer series paper, I thought I would do something different and create my own background with completely different colors! How many times have you had an idea pop into your head that you would like to try, but it was not going the way you thought it would? That is the case with creating the base layer for the card front, after I stamped and colored the leaves, I just did not like it at all! But rather than putting it in “that pile” (you know, the one of failed tries and you’ll come back to it later?), I chose to follow thru with the card to the end and then decide. I do like the end result and I discovered a trick to creating a third layer of petals!!

The base layer for the card front is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I randomly stamped the smaller flower image with Lovely Lipstick ink, first full strength and then second generation and did the same process for the flower centers with Petal Pink ink:

I stamped the both leaf stamps in Call Me Clover ink, full strength and second generation. These are then colored in with Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends:

To create the layered flower, I first stamped the petal image in Lovely Lipstick ink on the Petal Pink Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock four times, heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder, and then punched out with the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch:

You will then use the ½” Circle Punch to punch out the middle of two flowers, layer the other two flowers together, and then adhere the rest of the petals around the back side of the flower. I discovered that by doing this the petals line up easily for that third layer and no extra bulk! I then used my Bone Folder to curl the edges of the first two layer of petals:

You will also need two 4” strips of the Scalloped Lace Trim, a 1 ½” x 4” piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the second largest rectangle die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and the flower with a Clear Faceted Gem in the middle:

To assemble these pieces, use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the ribbon along the back edges of the Lovely Lipstick cardstock, adhere the sentiment towards the right side of the Lovely Lipstick cardstock, and then adhere the flower:

The stamped and colored base layer is adhered to a Call Me Clover cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, and the completed sentiment piece is adhered about the middle of the base layer:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment and flowers are stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink, the flower middles are stamped in Petal Pink ink, and the leaves are stamped in Call Me Clover ink, colored in with Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends (same way as the base layer):

So what do you think of my version with the Floral Essence Bundle? I really do like the final result of this card, the ribbon edges and the layered flower are my favorite! I was trying to figure out a simple way to make another layer with the petals without having to do a bunch of cutting and it just came to me to try a circle punch! I bet this would even work with the Daisy Lane stamp set!!

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This Little Piggy birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s fun birthday card featuring This Little Piggy stamp set! Let’s face it, we all have a stamp set (or two or three) that we get because it is “so stinking cute”, make a card or two, and then….it just sits on the shelf or in a drawer neglected and collecting dust. So, I dusted off this stamp set and challenged myself to create this cute birthday card, which was super easy with Stampin’ Blends!

The base layer is Blushing Bride cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the Buffalo Check background stamp in Smoky Slate ink:

The two pig stamps are stamped in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

The grass/ground is colored with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, the pig hoofs are colored with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the sun is created with a sponge dauber with Daffodil Delight ink, the sky is colored with Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends, and then I used the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color around the sun:

The pig ears and noses are colored with Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends, the rest of the pigs are colored with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, the leaf on the daisy is colored with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the center of the daisy is colored in with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I did use the Color Lifter where the Light Balmy Blue and Light Granny Apple Green colors meet to soften that line:

I adhered a piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon across the middle of the Buffalo Check base layer with Tear & Tape:

The base layer is adhered to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½ x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, the stamped and colored cardstock is adhered with dimensionals, and then I added four of the pearl white adhesive-backed sequins:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment with Smoky Slate ink, stamp the pig with Memento Ink, and color with the same colors as the front of the card:

Wasn’t this a fun and cute card to make using Stampin’ Blends? Do you have a stamp set (or two) that you haven’t used in a while? Then bring it out and get let your creativity flow! 

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Smile when it’s your time to shine!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great card combining the Daisy Lane stamp set and Garden Lane Designer Series Paper! This DSP is perfect when you want a simple card with little stamping. I chose to use Mossy Meadow as my card base because I felt it really made the other colors in the DSP “pop” and I was able to create color coordinating ribbon with Stampin’ Blends.

The base layer is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

You will also need for the card front a Pearlized Doily, the sentiment heat embossed in silver on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Soft Sea Foam cardstock cut out with the largest Layering Square Framelits and then embossed with the Tufted DTIEF, and enough Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon to tie into a bow, colored with the Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend Pen:

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the doily to the embossed square, turned it 90 degrees to adhere the sentiment to the middle, and then adhered this to the DSP base layer with dimensionals:

I then tied the ribbon into a bow around the bottom of the DSP and then adhered to the Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” (it is easier for me to color a couple pieces of ribbon, tie one into a bow, adhere the other piece around the front of the DSP, and then adhere the bow with a glue dot):

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Mossy Meadow ink, the flowers are first stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink and then I used a Sponge Dauber with Mossy Meadow ink to color the middle, and I adhered a ½” x 4” piece of the same DSP design as the front along the bottom:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make? To me, this DSP is perfect for using sentiment stamps alone with it and pairs easily with Whisper White and just about any of the Neutrals for your card base layer. This is such a simple and easy card layout that you could use with any designer series paper.

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Embossing with Sailing Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features heat embossing with the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, and the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper! Have you ever tried heat embossing with distinktive stamps? It can be a little tricky and look like a blob on your cardstock, but I am very pleased with how the Sailing Home stamp set turned out! Another tip I can pass along with this stamp set, is that you can use your Stamparatus to line up the rope stamp!

The base layer for the card front is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the rope stamp in Soft Suede ink, using the “hinge step” technique, but instead of moving the plate down to the next insert, you will skip two steps down:

Additionally for the card front, you will need this design from the Come Sail Away DSP cut at 3” x 4 ¼”, heat emboss the bird and large sailboat stamps with Copper Embossing Powder on Crumb Cake cardstock, cutting out with the 4thlargest Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the ship’s wheel is cut out of Copper Foil Sheets, and then a piece of Copper Trim that I braided to look like a rope:

Adhere the Crumb Cake cardstock to the DSP and then adhere this piece at an angle to the Very Vanilla base layer:

The base layer is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, I cut little pieces from the Foam Strips to adhere the ship’s wheel, and glue dots to adhere the Copper Trim rope:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, heat emboss the smaller ship with Copper Embossing Powder, and adhere a 1” x 5 ¼” piece of the same DSP from the card front:

Wasn’t this a fun card to make?? I first tried heat embossing with the Butterfly Wishes stamp set and that did not work out at all, so I was very pleased that these distinktive stamps worked out! This is a great masculine card for any occasion and with Father’s Day just a couple days away, this would be perfect!

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There’s so much to love about Abstract Impressions!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is easy card to make with the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the Springtime Impressions Dies! I absolutely love the Perennial Essence 12” x 12” Vellum Cardstock and using Petal Pink with the butterfly die would be perfect! This vellum cardstock comes in Old Olive, So Saffron, and Petal Pink, so this is an awesome addition to have! It is slightly different from SU! regular vellum cardstock, which is perfect for using an embossing folder and die cutting as it is a little bit thicker, with one side smooth and the other with a little bit of texture.

The base layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder (note-the correct item #151823, below is the picture from when it was originally released during Sale-A-Bration. The new folder will be released shortly):

For the rest of the card front, you will use the butterfly die to cut out of the Petal Pink vellum cardstock, some Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to tie into a bow, one of each size of the Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends, Very Vanilla cardstock cut out with the 3rdlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and then stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and use both grass stamps in Pear Pizzazz ink:

The embossed Rich Razzleberry cardstock base layer is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

I tied the organdy ribbon into a bow and used a glue dot to adhere above the sentiment and then used glue dots to adhere the butterfly, these are hidden behind the rhinestones:

This completed piece is adhered to the base layer with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and stamp the butterfly in Petal Pink and Blackberry Bliss inks:

Fun and easy card to make! If you haven’t thought about the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, you should check it out! Having colored vellum will bring your cards and project up a notch!

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Thinking of you with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the new In Color Rococo Rose! While it is so easy to coordinate In Colors with designer series paper, are you sometimes left thinking “what colors can I coordinate with In Colors?” Well, I challenged myself to create a card without designer series paper and have one of the 2019-2021 In Colors! I chose to use Rococo Rose and after comparing the different color options, I chose to pair it with Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and a little bit of Copper Foil. I just get a warm and earth tone feel from Rococo Rose and thought these colors would be perfect. So then, what stamp set?? Rooted in Nature immediately came to mind, then I wanted to add my own background and why not include an embossing folder?

To start, you will need a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Rococo Rose cardstock for your base layer, a 2 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock:

The Rococo Rose cardstock is embossed with the Tin Tile 3D folder, I will be using the “debossed side”, and the wood plank stamp from Gallery Grunge is stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock in Rococo Rose ink:

I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Early Espresso ink on the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock, used the branch die from Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies to cut 3 pieces out of Copper Foil Sheets, and the bow is Linen Thread that I measured 30”, folded 3 times (you will have three 10” strips of thread), tied into a bow, and then trimmed the ends to even out (so you basically have a three layered bow):

The Very Vanilla cardstock is adhered to the Crumb Cake cardstock, the Copper Foil pieces are adhered at the bottom (so they are fanned out), the bow is adhered with glue dots, and then this piece is adhered with Mini Dimensionals:

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The embossed cardstock base layer is adhered to the card base and then the layered cardstock is adhered on top:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the tree branch stamp is embossed with Copper Foil:

Isn’t this a great way to create your own background and show this beautiful new color, Rococo Rose?? If you want to use darker colors, Merry Merlot and Blackberry Bliss would pair nicely! If lighter is more your style, then try Blushing Bride and Petal Pink! An easy way I see if I like a color combination is to compare my ink pads! I’ll line them up next to each other to see if they might work! Cardstock works just as well, too!

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