Today's post is a follow-up for one of the cards I shared during yesterday's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop for the Flower Shop stamp set. It was so fun to see what 16 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators could do with a stamp set! I came away with so many great ideas using lots of new product from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog. To see the line up for the blog hop, click here.
This card features a few of the new In Colors: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum. I found this color combination in the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack that contains a bunch of multi-colored abstract patterns along with some single color patterns. For me, abstracts are rather intimidating to work with, so I decided to challenge myself to find a way to use them with the Flower Shop stamp set. Here's what I came up with.
This card begins with a card base of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. A strip of Basic Black background with splatters from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack was matted with a slightly larger piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock and Basic Black cardstock. A length of Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched ribbon was wrapped around the panel near the bottom and tied at the front. The panel was adhered along the left side of the card front.
The "striped" flower with "daisy" center image from the Flower Shop stamp set was stamped on three different pieces of paper from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack using Basic Black Archival ink: Blushing Bride grid, Peekaboo Peach grid, and Blushing Bride/Sweet Sugarplum/Peekaboo Peach swirl. The stamp image was also stamped on scraps of Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using the ink corresponding to the cardstock color. All of the flower images were punched out with the Pansy punch. [Note: I placed a Sharpie dot at the bottom of the stamp label image that corresponds to the bottom of the punch so that when I stamp the image, I can be sure that the stamped image will line up easily with the punch.] Using the Bone folder, I rolled the petals of the flowers stamped on the patterned paper up and the petals of the flowers stamped on cardstock down. Then the Peekaboo Peach grid flower was adhered at the center of the Peekaboo Peach cardstock flower, the Blushing Bride grid flower at the center of the Blushing Bride cardstock flower, and the swirl pattern flower to the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock flower.
The scribble line "doodle" flower was stamped on Emerald Envy grid paper from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack using Emerald Envy ink to create two flowers. The flowers were punched with the Pansy punch and then the flowers were clipped apart by cutting between each petal to the center of the flower to create "leaves". Some "leaves" consist of two flower petals and other "leaves" are single petals. The bone folder was used to curl the ends of the leaf petals up.
Two Stampin' Dimensionals, stacked on top of one another, were placed at the center back of the swirl pattern/Sweet Sugarplum flower and the flower placed near the center right of the panel adhered along the left side of the card front. A single Stampin' Dimensional was placed at the back center of the Blushing Bride grid/Blushing Bride flower and the flower adhered on the card front with the left edge of the flower near the right edge of the panel and the ribbon. The Peekaboo Peach grid/Peekaboo Peach flower was adhered above the Blushing Bride grid/Blushing Bride flower using Fast Fuse.
Small bits of Fast Fuse were placed on the points (flower center) of each flower petal "leaf" and the leaves tucked under flowers.
The card front was finished with the "A Very Special Day" greeting from the Pop of Paradise stamp set stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink. The greeting was die cut with the Big Shot using the Tags & Labels Framelits and matted with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock die cut with the next largest size framelit. The two pieces were adhered together at the centers and placed near the upper right corner of the card front.
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Three pieces of Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape were adhered along the bottom edge of the liner, one above the other. The "Wishing You happiness on your Special Day" sentiment, from the Better Together stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Basic Black Archival ink. The black ink was used to stamp the "striped" flower with "daisy" center image on the Blushing Bride grid and Blushing Bride/Sweet Sugarplum/Peekaboo Peach swirl paper. Peekaboo Peach ink was used to stamp the flower on Peekaboo Peach cardstock. Emerald Envy ink was used to stamp two scribble line "doodle" flowers on the Emerald Envy grid paper. All of the flowers were punched with the Pansy punch and the Emerald Envy flowers cut into "leaves".
The flowers and leaves were adhered to the liner using Fast Fuse with the flowers overlapping and the leaves tucked under the flower petals.
The left front of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope was stamped with the "striped" flower with "daisy" center image using Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride, and Sweet Sugarplum inks. To overlap the images without seeing the images "underneath" each other, Post-It Notes were used to mask the previously stamped images.
To do this, stamp the image on a Post-It Note so that two flower petals are along the edge of the Post-It Note that has the repositionable adhesive on the back. Cut out the stamped flower image with Paper Snips (punching with the Pansy punch leaves too much of a border around the image). If you plan to stamp multiple overlapping flowers as shown on the envelope, you'll need three of these Post-It Notes. Here's how the flowers were stamped on the envelope:
- Starting at the bottom left corner, stamp the flower with Peekaboo Peach ink, then cover the stamped image with a Post-It Note flower.
- Clean the stamp then ink with Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamp to the lower right of the Peekaboo Peach flower.
- Clean the stamp then ink with Blushing Bride ink and stamp to the upper right of the Peekaboo Peach flower. Cover the Blushing Bride flower with a Post-It Note flower.
- Clean the stamp and ink with Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamp to the upper left of the Blushing Bride flower. Cover the Sweet Sugarplum flower above the Blushing Bride flower with a Post-It Note.
- Clean the stamp and ink with Blushing Bride ink. Stamp flower at top of envelope. Remove the Post-It Note from the Peekaboo Peach flower at the lower left corner and place over the Blushing Bride flower.
- Clean stamp and ink with Sweet Sugarplum ink. Stamp flower at upper left corner of the envelope.
- Clean stamp and ink with Peekaboo Peach ink. Stamp flower to the lower right of Blushing Bride flower stamped at top of envelope. Remove all the Post-It Notes
Note that when stamping on top of the Post-It Notes, you need to push down firmly on the stamp block without rocking the stamp. This will ensure that the image stamps up to the edge of the Post-It Note. If you look closely at the envelope photo, you can see a fuzzy area between the Sweet Sugarplum flower center and the adjacent Blushing Bride flower petal at the center of the flower stamping. This is where the stamped image was not pressed firmly over the Post-It Note.
I'll be back in a couple of days with the how-to's for the Wedding Card.
Supplies I used for this project --
Stamps: Better Together, Flower Shop, Pop of Paradise; Inks: Basic Black Archival, Blushing Bride, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper: Playful Palette Stack; Embellishments: Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched ribbon, Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape; Adhesives: Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Pansy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Tags & Labels Framelits; Other: Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!: Post-It Note