Have you seen the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper on pages 74 & 167 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog?  It is absolutely gorgeous! The lightweight paper features photographic images of real pressed flowers on one side of the paper.  So when designing this card, I decided to use the photo of the Pressed Petals Bouquet on one of the papers. By using the Heirloom Frames Dies, a large oval helps to highlight the bouquet.  As an extra touch, the coordinating Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape creates a flower to embellish the card. Scroll below for more card details.

pressed petals bouquet

Card Base Details:

Create the card base using Crumb Cake cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″), Use the Oval Heirloom Frames Die from the Heirloom Frames Dies and 3-D Embossing Folders to cut a large oval from a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Merry Merlot cardstock.  Cut the Pressed Petals Bouquet image from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Paper.  Attach the Merry Merlot frame to the photo of the Pressed Petals Bouquet using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  TIP:  Before adhering, check DSP placement.  If the DSP extends past frame, trim before adhering the frame.  Once the liquid adhesive has dried, add the framed Pressed Petals Bouquet layer to the card front using adhesive.

Finishing Touches:

The “Hello There” greeting is from the Here’s A Card stamp set.  Create a Crumb Cake cardstock tag using the Banner Triple Punch and stamp the sentiment using Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad.  On the left side of the tag, use five of the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape petals to create a flower.  TIP:  After placing the petals, use the Embossing Buddy to dust the back of the flower petals to prevent them from sticking to the card.  Stamp two sets of leaves (from the Floral Essence Stamp Set) using Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Vellum cardstock.  Use the heat tool to dry the ink.  Once the ink is completely dry, use the leaf punch to cut the leaves.  Use mini glue dots to tuck the leaves behind the flower.  Attach the tag to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, complete by adding a Perennial Essence Floral Center to the flower. 


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