For today’s card, I’m pairing a couple of different stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!®. The flowers are from the Garden in Bloom stamp set and the sentiment is from the stamp set included in the Oh Happy Day kit.
I started by stamping the line images for the flowers and leaves on Whisper White cardstock using Soft Suede ink. I then used the second layer stamp to fill in the images. I used Peekaboo Peach for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. Finally, I used a sponge dauber to add some Soft Suede ink into the center of each flower. Once I had everything stamped, I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut everything out.
Next, I used my Stamparatus (available in the new annual catalog coming June 1) to stamp the miss you sentiment using Soft Suede ink. One of the beauties of using the Stamparatus for this step is the fact I could immediately ink the stamp again using Versamark ink and stamp it in the exact same place. I then added some clear Stampin’ Emboss powder and set it using my heat tool.
I created a top-folding card base using Old Olive card stock. For the background, I used a piece of striped paper from the Sweet Soiree Speciality DSP pack along with the white layer on which I stamped the sentiment. I trimmed both pieces down to 4″ wide then cut each at an angle and adhered them to the card base using tape runner.
Using Liquid Multipurpose Glue, I adhered the two outermost flowers onto the card along the angled edge ensuring I covered the join line of the background papers. I adhered the third flower in the middle using a Stampin’ Dimensional to give it a little height. I then tucked all the leaves in behind the flowers and adhered them down with a bit of liquid glue on the innermost end of the leaf.
To finish up the card, I went over all the flowers using a clear Wink of Stella pen to give them a bit a shimmer and add to the watercolor look. For a final bit of embellishment, I added one of the largest Gold Faceted Gems in the center of each flower.
I’m entering this card in the following challenge:
Until next time …