Do you find yourself challenged creating design interest on cards? Today’s card may just help. Using a variety of techniques, design interest is being created on the card. First, notice the Daffodil Delight card base. By stamping color on color, it creates design interest. Then, the Misty Moonlight cardstock layer is askew on the card base. In addition, the Misty Moonlight cardstock is texture embossed. Next, a piece of designer series paper is cut into a circle and topped with a sentiment banner piece. That’s a total of five shapes and techniques for creating design interest. While it took me some time to adapt to adding cardstock askew on card fronts, I must admit it does add visual interest and is a nice change from typical card layering techniques.
Create the card base using a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock. Score at 5-1/2″ and fold.
Using Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the small flowers on the card base front. The flowers are from the Field of Flowers Stamp Set.
Next, cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″. Texture emboss using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (this is becoming a favorite of mine!).
Then, add the Misty Moonlight embossed layer to the card front placing it askew. After adhering, trim the overhanging cardstock edges.
With the Layering Circles Dies, cut a coordinating floral print from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Add to the Misty Moonlight cardstock layer. TIP: if you own the retired 2-1/2″ circle punch, use it in lieu of the 2-1/2″ layering circles die especially if you’re short on time!
On a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock, use the Banner Punch to create a banner tail on the right side of the strip. Next, stamp the sentiment using Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Pad. The sentiment is found in the Lovely You stamp set. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the banner strip to the card front and across the designer series paper circle. If cardstock overhangs on the left side, trim the cardstock so that it’s even with the side of the card.
To finish the card, add a knotted bow to the side of the sentiment. The knotted bow uses the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon.
Now, it’s your turn to start creating visual interest! Share in the comments section other ideas.
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At the recent Luv 2 Stampin GA group meeting, we held a card swap to share card ideas with one another. For my creation, the goal became combining new product with retiring products. For the new product, I choose the new Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. The Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies offer versatility for creating beautiful floral themed cards. Mark your calendar, you can order this set on June 3, 2020. For the card below, I stamped the blossoms stamp and die cut an overlay from the retiring Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. I love the look the designer series paper gives to the flowers. Details for you to recreate the card are below.
Create card base by cutting a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
With the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, cut the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper (6″ x 6″ piece) to create overlay. Check out the discounted price under Project Materials below!
Cut Whisper White cardstock layer – 5-1/4″ x 4″. Use the cut blossoms layer as your guide to determine where to stamp the flower centers.
Using the large blossoms stamp from the Blossoms In Bloom Set, stamp onto the Whisper White cardstock with Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad. Attach to the Rococo Rose card base using adhesive.
Add the blossoms overlay to the stamped blooms using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a scrap piece of Whisper White (approximately 1/2″ x 2-1/2″), stamp the sentiment using Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad. This sentiment comes from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. After stamping, cut a “v shape” to create a pennant end. Add to the card using Mini Glue Dots.
Finish the card by tying a knotted bow using the Rococo Rose Scalloped Ribbon and attach beside the sentiment with glue dots.
The Blossoms In Bloom Bundle will offer you lots of creative options. Be sure to order it on June 3 and have fun using Designer Series Papers to create different layering pieces.
Just a reminder:
Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order some of your favorite products from the current catalog before they are no longer available. The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.
Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!
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Kicking off another week of social distancing and finally able to spend time in my craft cave. As in my last post, this card utilizes a card sketch design found online. Since I recently received the Ornate Garden Suite, I opted to feature the beautiful Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. It works perfect with the card sketch. The beautiful Ornate Garden Suite is an early release product from the upcoming 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. It is now available for order until May 31 and then again when the catalog “goes live” on June 3.
Here’s the sketch design for the card…
Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Mint Macaron, score at 5-1/2″ with bone folder and fold.
Select three (3) coordinating designs of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. Cut as follows – layer one: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, layer two: 4-1/8″ x 2-1/2″, layer three: 4″ x 2-3/4″.
Attach layer one designer series paper to the card base. Referring to card sketch for placement, add layers two & three.
Use the “thinking of you” sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut using the 2″ Circle Punch.
Cut one 4″ piece of 1/4″ Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon and one 4″ piece of Rococo Rose Ribbon from the Ornate Garden Combo Ribbon Package. Add to the card front, overlapping the two ribbons. Tie a small bow using the Rococo Rose ribbon.
Add the sentiment circle atop the layered ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Attach the bow to the side of the circle using a Mini Glue Dot.
Complete the card front by adding 3 of the Gilded Gems to accent the sentiment.
Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! that showcases the products in the Ornate Garden Suite:
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Thank you for stopping by today. Happy crafting and hoping you stay healthy!
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Creating projects that have a special place in your heart is always fun. I love the Tea Together stamp set and coordinating Tea Time Framelits with it. Tea time with family and friends is always a special time. Why not put those memories into your cards. It’s even better when you can earn the Framelits from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The stamp set is available in the Occasions Catalog. I love that there are coordinating products you can earn for free. You can see Chad below show you the Tea Time Framelits Dies and a few samples made with them.
The Tea Time Framelits Dies includes the nine framelits shown below.
Have you seen the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper on page 11 in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog? It is a gorgeous paper! The beauty of the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper is the elegant design. In my opinion, the catalog photos do not do justice for the paper! A vellum print from the designer paper creates the primary background layer on the card below. The Floral Romance Suite includes the Wonderful Romance bundle with the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set and Wonderful Framelits Dies. The sentiment and coordinating leaf embellishments are easily stamped and cut using the Wonderful Romance bundle. The beauty of the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is that you do not need to add a lot of embellishment…let the paper be the feature!
Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (5″ x 3-3/4″)
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5-1/2″; 3″ x 3-1/2″ for leaves)
Scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock for small leaves
Whisper White Cardstock (card layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
Frosted Flower Embellishments
Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fold the Pear Pizzazz cardstock at score line to create a side fold card base.
Attach the Whisper White cardstock layer to the Pear Pizzazz card base with adhesive.
Use adhesive to attach the Floral Romance DSP to the Whisper White cardstock layer.
Stamp sentiment from the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set with Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Ink onto the small piece of Whisper White cardstock. Use the die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies to cut the oval shape.
Stamp the large leaves shape using Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Ink onto the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Cut using coordinating framelit die. Use the small leaves dies to cut and emboss Pear Pizzazz cardstock to create three (3) leaves.
With the leaf framelit (stem with 5 leaves), cut a scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock. Trim the two (2) small leaves to use on front of sentiment.
Layer the Pear Pizzazz leaf and the Mossy Meadow leaves behind the sentiment oval. Attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Embellish the front of the card with the individual leaves and the Frosted Flower embellishments.
Finish by adding a triple loop bow tied using Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon.
Be sure to add the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper to your “must have” list! You will be able to create beautiful, elegant cards using the paper’s designs. Links for ordering are under the Project Materials tab located below.
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