Welcome to part 2 of the Stampin’ Up! Floral Romance Showcase. In part 1 we looked at tags (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making cards. Again there will be three different examples for all levels of crafter so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone!
This is a really simple but effective card using Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White. I have started by stamping the leaf images on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Pear Pizzazz with another central focal image stamped in Mossy Meadow. Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, I have created two frames and a central rectangle. Just make sure to leave sizes of the nesting dies in between for you Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz cardstock layers. When these layers are all adhered together, the images continues across the card but is broken up by the coloured cardstock layers giving a really impressive effect. Finally the sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and adhered using dimensionals. This card would be suitable for many occasions as ‘Thinking of You’ is such a versatile sentiment. If you have these Rectangle Stitched Framelits, this is a great technique to try and could be used with many different stamp sets.
Let’s Add Colouring!
How do you feel about colouring? Chances are, you fall into one of two camps – the ‘I’ve tried it and love it’; or the ‘I don’t know where to start’. Which are you? If the former, great, you’ll love this card. If the latter, then don’t be scared, it’s not as difficult as it seems!
The card base here is Whisper White and I have layered this with some Blushing Bride DSP. Then comes a frame in Whisper White using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I have stamped the sentiment in Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White card and cut out using Nesting Oval dies and backed this with a larger oval in Highland Heather cardstock. Stamping the main focal image in Soft Sea Foam gives a much more subtle look than you would get by using black. Colouring the images was done using Stampin’ Blends in Highland Heather (light and dark) and Mint Macaron (light and dark). Having die cut the main image, I adhered it using dimensionals so that it gives the impression of floating above the frame. The final touch is produced with the addition of adhesive backed sequins. I think this gives a beautiful, subtle but elegant card which could be used for many occasions.
Let’s Step It Up!
The final card is a bit of a show stopper but that doesn’t mean that its difficult to create. With the right tools, its actually really quite simple. The card base is created from Sahara Sand cardstock but is stepped up with the use of the border die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits. If you want to add a delicate touch to really special cards, this is a great way to do it. Next I have added a layer of Floral Romance DSP. The sentiment has been stamped in Fresh Fig ink onto Petal Pink cardstock and cut out using the frame die. For an extra element of interest I have then embossed the sentiment piece using the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder. A few leaves have been die cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock a adhered to the back of the sentiment piece. Once this has been adhered to the card front, I have attached one of the Floral Romance Seals and some of the Frosted Flower embellishments.
I hope you have enjoyed part 2 of the Floral Romance Showcase. Next time (after a short break due to attending OnStage next week!) we will be making 3D projects. In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.
The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!Product List