Art Gallery Thanks

Art Gallery Thanks

We’ve made it through another week, my friends! I’ve been having so much fun with my “Wink of Stella Spritz.” If you missed it, here’s where I explained how I made it.

I used another bundle that’s discounted this month. The Art Gallery Bundle price retired with the Stampin’ Up!® 2021 Annual Catalog last May, but it’s back (with an extra 10% off the regular bundle discount) during the Savings Are in Bloom promotion. Selected bundles that will work with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the machine are all being offered at a 20% discount through March 31. (Read more here.) Here’s what I made with the Art Gallery Bundle.

Stampin' Up!, Art Gallery, Amazing Thanks

First, I created a background on a 3″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. I used one of the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks from the January-June Mini Catalog and the Soft Pastels Assortment. First, I laid the card stock on a Silicone Craft Sheet. After I laid the mask over the card stock, I used the spatula attachment with the Take Your Pick Tool to scrape Daffodil Delight chalk dust over the mask. I spritzed with my Wink of Stells, then lifted the mask. I love the results. It adds a little something to the background without fighting for attention with the flower and sentiment die-cuts.

Next, I stamped the flower background in Poppy Parade Classic Ink. It looks very pink, doesn’t it? I have since re-inked my stamp pad. I stamped the detail over the flower with VersaMark Ink, added some Heat & Stick Powder, then heated just until the powder melted. Next, I placed it face down in my box of Gilded Leafing, then rubbed excess leafing off the panel with a Stampn’ Sponge.

I stamped the stem & leaves in Granny Apple Green Ink on Basic White Cardstock, then die-cut both images using the Floral Gallery Dies.

For the sentiment, I decided to use the Amazing Thanks Dies. I die-cut the “shadow” from Poppy Parade Cardstock and the detailed image from Mango Melody, then glued them together.

I found a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock, so scored it at 4-1/4″ for my card base. Oops. It wasn’t quite 8-1/2″. Instead of cutting another piece, I simply added a Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper (DSP) insert into the card. It’s light enough that I can still stamp or write a sentiment inside the card.

I added the background, flower, and die-cut sentiment to the front of the card. It was a fairly quick and very simple card to make, and I love the shimmer from the Stella and leafing!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day and a fabulous weekend!

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Stampin' Up!, Art Gallery, Amazing Thanks

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Art Gallery Thanks

  1. jackie says:

    Buffy, this card is a work of art. That background is spectacular and I’m sure in real person it is even more stunning. I love the layout of this card and all the raised elements


  2. Susan Horr says:

    This card is just beautiful. I love how you did the background with Wink Of Stella. Funny, I made a card yesterday using this set and the Gilded Leafing. It will be on my blog soon. Great minds!


  3. Wonderful details and textures!


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