Over the next month, I’ll tempt and tease you with a few sneak peeks, but I don’t want to ignore the beautiful products that are retiring in June or the ones that will be carrying over to the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog. Here’s a card made with products that will be carrying over.
I love the Floral Statements stamp set. The other stamp in the set is “Thanks” with entwined roses. Gorgeous! You can see one of my thanks cards here.
To create this card, stamp the image with a Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. That’s the only thing in this card that’s not carrying over, but you can always use a Jet Black StazOn pad, which will be available in June! If you use the Stamparatus, you can be sure to get a really crisp image. I stamped this two or three times to be sure everything was nice and dark.
Coloring the flowers was a two step process – but you can skip one if you’re in a rush to finish. I wanted to use Watercolor Pencils (Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight from the basic set, and Lemon Lime Twist from the Lots of Happy Card Kit), so I colored and blended with a Blender Pen. It looked ok, but just wasn’t bold enough for me.
I decided to go back over the flowers and leaves with Stampin’ Write Markers. Use Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight on the flowers. Since the leaves were already colored with Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils, I used a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to blend a little more and add a little more depth of color. (So maybe you don’t want to skip the Watercolor Pencils step! It did give a nice base of color.)
Layer the stamped panel (it’s about 3″ x 4-1/2″, I think. I stamped the image on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, then trimmed after I finished coloring) to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock that’s a tinch bigger (3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″, because I tend to create layers in 1/4″ increments. If you want just a hint of Basic Black, cut that layer a bit smaller – like a skōsh instead of a tinch – 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″. And, yes, of course, “tinch” and “skōsh” are real measurements.).
Emboss the front of a Calypso Coral card base with the floral Petal Pair Embossing Folder. There are two small folders in this set; use the one with the flowers. Run it through the Big Shot with the folder on the bottom of the card, then move the folder to the top and run it through again.
The last step is to add some Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon. I’m so glad this is carrying over; it’s beautiful. Trust me, the photo does not do it justice. I adhered it to the back of the Basic Black layer with SNAIL Adhesive, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the stamped/Basic Black layers to the card.
The inspiration for this card was the floral image Stampin’ Up! created for our 30th Anniversary. Here’s another card I made with our current stamps that kind of mimics it. The main colors are Night of Navy and Calypso Coral. These are so beautiful together!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!