Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful all occasions card from the Peaceful Poppies Suite in the 2020 Mini Catalog! I absolutely love this suite, which includes two stamp sets with coordinating dies! I almost feel like it’s a “mega bundle” with all the sentiments, flower and background stamps, and dies. For my first card with this suite, I really wanted to make a beautiful all occasion card that you can simply add the appropriate sentiment when needed. When I first started designing this card, I ended up making six of the same cards from one sheet design of DSP because I loved it so much!
The base layer is this design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Since this is a 12” x 12” sheet of DSP, I first cut 1 ½” from the bottom of the DSP, turned it 90 degrees, cut at 4” three times, and cut each of those at 5 ¼”, which will give you six pieces of DSP at 4” x 5 ¼”. I then cut the 1 ½” x 12” in half at ¾”, and cut each 12” strip at 4”, which will give you six strips of DSP at ¾” x 4”:
For the front of the card you will need:
1. A 3” x 4 ¼” piece of Vellum cardstock and use the ½” Circle Punch to notch each corner.
2. Enough of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer.
3. Peaceful Poppies Sequins.
4. Use Mossy Meadow cardstock to cut two of the large and one of the small leaves and Old Olive cardstock to cut out two of the large and one of the small detailed leaves.
5. Use Poppy Parade cardstock to cut out one large and one small background poppy and Calypso Coral cardstock to cut out the detailed piece of the poppies.
6. Use Basic Black cardstock to cut out one each of the stamen for the poppies.
I used my Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere the leaf layers and poppy flower layers together. I adhered the small stamen to the small poppy flower and the other two stamen together, then adhered to the big poppy flower:
Adhere the Vellum to the DSP base layer with Snail placed in the middle, the flowers with hide this. The ribbon is tied into a bow around these two layers and then the two big leaves are adhered to the middle of the Vellum cardstock. I used two dimensionals on the left side of the large poppy flower and one dimensional to the right side of the poppy flower (the edge overlapping the large poppy) to adhere to the Vellum cardstock. I used some Snail on the small leaf to stick in under the two flowers on the Vellum cardstock:
Now for the sequins, there is no rhyme or reason to which ones I used or how many, just my discretion. However, I wanted to show you that I poured some into the lid, used the putting end of the Take Your Pick Tool to pick up a sequin, placed the sequin on a glue dot, then used the pierce end to pick it up and place on the card front. For the most part, the sequins hide the glue dot underneath, I find it much easier than trying to use glue and waiting for the glue to dry, and glue dots secure the sequins to the card better:
This completed piece is then adhered to an Old Olive cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼”x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:
Don’t you just love this suite?? Like I said before, I did make six of these cards and yes, the die cutting can be a little time consuming. The easiest way to do make this card, is the “assembly line” method. Do all the cutting/die cutting at one time, adhered all the flower and leaf layers together, and then go on to assemble the cards. I know that sometimes when we stamp our sentiments, they don’t quite look right, so, instead of adhering the strip of DSP along the bottom, you can stick that in the middle of the card with the WW cardstock and adhere it after you stamp the sentiment.
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