Add a little sparkle to Floral Essence!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features soft colors and a little added sparkle! There are so many ways to add a little sparkle to your cards and crafts, but using glimmer paper is the easiest no matter if you use a punch or a die! I paired the Sparkle Glimmer Paper with the Perennial Essence Suite to create this easy card for any occasion.

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

For the card front elements, you will need a Pearlized Doily, 12” of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, enough of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper to punch out the Starburst Punch and the ½” Circle Punch, and 3 of the Perennial Flower Punch from the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock with the flower heat embossed in White Emboss Powder, coloring the back with the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blend:

To create the flower, stamp and heat emboss in white the flower stamp on the smooth side of the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock, then punch out with the coordinating punch. I used the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends to color in the flower petals a little bit and punched the center out of one with the ½” Circle Punch. I adhered the first two flower petals together with liquid glue and then used glue dots to adhere the single petals around the back. This will give your flower a fuller look without the bulk:

Arrange the organdy ribbon across the base layer DSP, adhering with liquid glue across the middle of the ribbon to the DSP:

Adhere the punched glimmer paper to the doily and then use liquid glue to adhere to the middle of the ribbon, adhere the ½” circle to the flower, and the completed flower to the glimmer paper:

This completed piece is adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”and scored at 5 ½”, and I decided to add three of the silver metallic pearls to the flower middle:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment and flower are stamped in Rococo Rose ink, the flower center is stamped in Petal Pink with a little Wink of Stella added, and the flower is colored in with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends:

Isn’t this a sweet and sparkle card?? There is enough room on the card front to add a sentiment if you want to change it up a bit to make it a little more personal! While the coordinating colors for DSP is listed on the back, don’t be afraid to find another coordinating color, like I did with Rococo Rose!!

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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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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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