Floral Essence, Vellum Cardstock, and Watercolor Pencils

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful card made from the Perennial Essence Suite! Sometimes a card starts with just a piece of designer series paper and what better DSP than the Perennial Essence DSP? When I first received this DSP, I cut some of it up so I would have 4” x 5 ¼” pieces ready to go. Even though this DSP looks more like it was painted on, I thought I would try to incorporate making a watercolor flower. Remember last fall SU! introduced Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2? They were a “special purchase” and I thought for sure they would wind up in a catalog, but then they just disappeared….Well, they are back in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and I used a couple of these to color in the vellum flower on the card front!

I used Vellum cardstock to heat emboss the flower from Floral Essence in gold, colored the center of the flower with Crushed Curry and the outer petals with Flirty Flamingo Watercolor Pencil, using my Blender Pen to fill in the coloring. (I put a piece of Whisper White cardstock behind the flower so you could see it a little better):

For the card front, I fussy cut the flower out of the vellum, used this design from the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle die to cut out of the So Saffron Vellum, and stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink, cutting out with the second largest rectangle Stitched Rectangle die (the sentiment should be in the bottom right side):

There’s a couple ways to adhere the vellum to the DSP, you can use liquid glue and a sponge to spread on the backside or you can hide snail behind the sentiment piece and use glue dots in the corners (I have embellishments that I’m using that will hide these) or if you have the adhesive sheets left over from the previous catalog, you can cut a piece and use that. I adhered the vellum to the DSP, aligning to the left bottom corner, and then adhered the sentiment across, close to the bottom of the vellum:

The base layer is adhered to a So Saffron card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum flower to the sentiment piece and placed a Perennial Essence Flower Center in the center. In three of the corners of the vellum piece, I used the gold Designer Elements:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is in Flirty Flamingo ink, and the flowers are in So Saffron ink:

Isn’t this a fun card?? As I was putting the card together, the vellum flower started to curl (from the blender pen), so I just used my finger to flatten it out a bit. I was so happy that SU! brought the second assortment of watercolor pencils back! Now you have more core colors to choose from, including some from the color revamp!

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The new Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder and the Floral Essence stamp set! I recently did a little reorganizing of my cardstock to see what I have on hand and what I may need to consider ordering and well, I discovered that I really don’t use the Brights very often. Not that it’s intentional, I think it really because I use whatever coordinates with the DSP I have. So, I decided that I would create a “brights card”, but where to start? The inspiration actually came from the Glitter Enamel Dots of all things! These come in Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape, so I used three of the colors for this card and I am very pleased at how it turned out!

The base layer is Coastal Cabana cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front, you will cut a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock at 1 ¼” x 5 ¼” and emboss with the Subtle EF, stamp the flower in Gorgeous Grape ink on Whisper White cardstock three times and fussy cut out, stamp the leaf in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock twice and punch out with the Leaf Punch, and stamp the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, cutting out with the second smallest rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits:

The embossed cardstock strip is adhered to the embossed base layer and then the sentiment is adhered:

Two of the flowers are adhered to the embossed cardstock strip, the leaves are adhered behind the third flower, which is adhered with dimensionals, I used the largest Coastal Cabana Enamel Dot in the center of each flower, and then this completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink, the flower is in Gorgeous Grape ink, and the flower center is in Coastal Cabana ink:

Just goes to show you that color inspiration can come from ANYWHERE! Lol We all have “those colors” that we may not really gravitate to for cardmaking, which ones are yours?? Challenge yourself to make a card with those colors and see what you can come up with!! 

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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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Thank you card with Perennial Essence

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Perennial Essence Suite and the new In Color Purple Posy! This suite can be found on page 107 in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and I thought paring it up with the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create a beautiful Thank You card would be perfect! I just cannot get enough of this stunning Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper! Now, Purple Posy is not a coordinating color that is listed for this DSP, but sometimes it just “comes to you” that a color might coordinate with DSP and I knew I could find a design that would pair nicely with Purple Posy.

For this card, I chose this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

Additionally for the card front, you will need a piece of Silver Foil Sheet that is 4” long and cut two strips using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, a 2” x 4” piece of Purple Posy cardstock, use the Leaf Punch on the Old Olive Vellum cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum cardstock to punch out two pieces, stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits, a Perennial Essence Floral Center, and this flower stamp from Floral Essence stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink, then I used a sponge dauber with So Saffron ink for the center and a sponge dauber with Purple Posy ink for the rest of the flower, fussy cutting out:

To first assemble, I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edge of the Purple Posy cardstock to adhere the Silver Foil border punch, adhered the sentiment, and then adhered this piece to the DSP base layer:

The leaves are adhered to the back of the flower with glue dots, the floral center is adhered to the flower center, and then this piece is adhered to the card front with dimensionals:

This completed card front is adhered to a Purple Posy 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”, stamp the sentiment and flower in Blackberry Bliss ink, the flower center in So Saffron ink, and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink:

Isn’t this a sweet card?? What do you think of the new In Color Purple Posy? It is a very soft and light purple, pairs very well with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape if you are going from light to dark. 

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Birthday wishes with Floral Essence and Garden Lane DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features new products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! With the launch of the new catalog starting June 4th, it’s time for me to get creative and show them to you! For this card, I am using new designer series paper, ribbon, dies, and two stamp sets. If you haven’t seen the Garden Lane DSP (page 165), definitely give it a look! This DSP may have a lot of greens in it, but it was so easy to color coordinate the flower from Floral Essence with Stampin’ Blends.

For the card front, start with this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, enough Scalloped Lace Trim to tie into a bow around the DSP, and the sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the 2ndsmallest Stitched Nested Labels:

For the flower, use your Stamparatus to first stamp the flower from Floral Essence in Smoky Slate ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. To color the flower, first use Light Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends around the edges of the flower petals, color the inner petal with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends (avoiding the petal “veins”), I used the Light Mint Macaron again to blend in the line between the two colors on the petals, and then used Light Pineapple Punch to color in the “veins”. I then stamped the flower image again in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, and then fussy cut out. For the leaves, I stamped the image twice on Very Vanilla cardstock in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, colored in with Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut out:

The leaves are adhered to the back of the flower with glue dots and I used one of the largest Clear Faceted Gems for the middle of the flower:

The lace trim is adhered to the cardstock and the sentiment and flower is adhered with dimensionals:

The completed card front is adhered to a Garden Green cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP to the side and stamped the sentiment in Garden Green ink:

Isn’t this a gorgeous card? While this designer series paper coordinates with the Magnolia Lane and Garden Lane Suites, I chose to just order this DSP for now so that I would have some pretty paper to play with and use other products. 

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Just a little sampling of the new Perennial Essence Suite

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Perennial Essence suite from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! This suite is just stunning!! The suite includes the Floral Essence stamp set, Perennial Flower Punch, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence 12” x 12” vellum cardstock (Old Olive, Petal Pink, and So Saffron colored vellum sheets!!), Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon, and Perennial Essence Floral Centers…aaaannnd there is a leaf stamp that coordinates with the Leaf Punch!! If you need some card and craft product updating, I highly recommend you consider this suite! It is very versatile, the DSP is gorgeous, maybe just add a sentiment set for any occasion, and you are set. Did I mention the paper is gorgeous?? Lol It really does look like it is hand painted! 

When I sat down to create a card with this suite, I chose to keep it “simple” and tired not to take away from the DSP, because this is the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP I chose to use:

To give you a little sampling of the suite, I stamped the petal on a piece of Petal Pink Vellum cardstock, first inking the stamp in Versamark ink and then Blackberry Bliss ink, heat embossing with Clear Emboss Powder, and punching out with the flower punch. I stamped the leaf stamp on the Old Olive Vellum cardstock in Versamark, heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder, and punched out with the Leaf Punch. You will also need one of the Perennial Essence Flower Centers and enough Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to tie around the DSP into a bow:


While Pretty Peacock is not a coordinating color listed on the DSP, I thought it paired beautifully for the 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, cardstock card base. I tied the ribbon around the center of the DSP into a bow (this ribbon is very easy to manipulate), and then adhered to the card base:

To assemble the flower, I used glue dots to adhere the petal layers together, adhered the flower center (it is self-adhesive), and used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the back of the flower:

This completed flower is then adhered to the ribbon with glue dots to complete the card front:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, stamp the flower in Blackberry Bliss ink, and stamp the flower center in So Saffron ink:

So, what do you think of this suite?? It has a lot to offer and so many ways to be creative! Here is the make and take from OnStage to give you another sample of the suite:

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