Fine Art Floral Suite Week!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which kicks off my week of featuring the Fine Art Floral Suite! I thought this suite is perfect since the first day of Spring was on Saturday, March 20th! Before I begin, last Monday’s blog post featured a card that I created a “frame” using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and Basic White cardstock, which left me the negative die-cut and I wanted to use those up! So, this quick and easy card is perfect for that! Since I made four of those cards and had four of the die-cuts leftover, I only had to cut two more pieces to make six of these cards, which used up one sheet of the 12” x 12” Fine Art Floral DSP!

For the base layer, I used this design from the Fine Art Floral DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Using the third largest layering Stitched Rectangles Dies, die-cut from Basic White cardstock.

2. I first stamped the stem stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink, stamped the large flower in Petal Pink ink, stamped again (without re-inking) offset, inked the stamp again in Petal Pink ink, stamped off on scrap paper, and then stamped offset again.

3. I used the second stamp for the large flower to stamp in Versamark ink, heat set the Heat & Stick Powder, and pressed the Gilded Leafing Embellishment, using a Stamping Sponge to rub off the excess.

4. Use enough of the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon to tie around the Basic White die-cut into a knot.

5. Three of the 5mm Pearl Basic Jewels, not pictured.

Tie the ribbon around the cardstock into a bow, which I placed a glue dot behind the knot to adhere to the cardstock, and place the three pearls in the middle of the flower as shown:

This piece is adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and then the completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, 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 from Art Gallery in Sahara Sand ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

How easy was this card?? I absolutely love how it turned out! One tip that I can pass along that I discovered while making this card, is that with the Versamark pad, the more ink the better. I did replace my pad last year and didn’t really think about re-inking it, however, the first time I stamped the second stamp for the flower and heat set the Heat & Stick powder, it did not turn out. So, I inked up the Versamark pad with the ink refill, set it aside for a few minutes, and tried again, which I had no problems with any of the other flowers with the Heat & Stick Powder! Honestly, since this card is so soft with the colors, this could also be used a an Easter card, which is only a couple of weeks away!

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