Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is my final card this week featuring the Fine Art Floral Suite! I really wanted to create a card that not only showed off the beautiful Fine Art Floral DSP, but also used the coordinating sheet of Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate! Two of the designs from the acetate layer with two of the designs of the DSP and the third sheet is just a sweet and simple design. I really wanted to use up both of the DSP and layered acetate for my card fronts, so one simple cut can make you nine of these wonderful cards!!
The base layer is Old Olive cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder:
The next layers are these designs from the DSP and Specialty Acetate, which I layered together and cut down the 12” x 12” sheets into 4” x 4” squares:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Using Merry Merlot cardstock with adhesive sheet on the back, use the sentiment die to die-cut out and then go over the letters with a Wink of Stella Pen. TIP-I ran the die thru the C&E machine three times as the added adhesive backing makes the cardstock thicker and may not cut through the layers completely.
2. Enough of the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim to tie around the completed base layer into a knot.
3. Two of the 6mm and one of the 5mm Gilded Gems, not pictured.
After gently removing the die-cut words from the cardstock, I placed them as shown on top of the Specialty Acetate:
There is a protective layer on the back side, or silver side, which needs to be removed before adhering the acetate. I used a piece of craft tape along one edge to pull the protective sheet off, this was the quickest and easiest way for me to get them off. I then used glue dots with the piercing tool for my Take Your Pick to hide the glue dots behind the die-cut words, some of the glue dots I had to roll around the end as the letters were to thin:
I “stood” the DSP and acetate sheet up to keep them lined up before pressing together to adhere to each other:
I adhered this piece in the middle of the embossed base layer, tied the linen trim into a knot as shown, and placed the Gilded Gems in the corner, starting with the 5mm and then the two 6mm:
I wanted to have this piece “pop up” off of the card base and instead of using dimensionals, I cut a sheet of Foam Adhesive Sheet into ½” strips and cut into five pieces for each base layer, the piece in the middle a little longer than the corners:
The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, 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 in Mossy Meadow ink, and the two-step flower in Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade inks:
Another beautiful card for any occasion from the Fine Art Floral Suite! I know you may think I’m crazy for all the die-cutting with the words, because it is a lot, however….this card is what I like to refer to as a “disconnect card”. This is when I turn on some music (I prefer to have some background noise and the TV can be too distracting) and just concentrate on getting everything cut and placing into an assembly line as everything is put together. Even though it’s a little hard to really see the Wink of Stella, I thought this was just a little added touch to make the die-cut words stand out! I hope you’ve been inspired by this wonderful suite this week!!
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