Happy Friday! I have a fun weekend ahead. I’m pet sitting for one of my sons this weekend, and on Sunday, I get to hang out with my granddaughter Amelia. That’s always a fun time!
Before she started school several years ago, both of Amelia’s parents worked, so she was with me at least 2-3 days a week. I set up a corner for her in our family room with toys, books, puzzles, and Amelia-sized chairs. Now that she’s older, we’ve decided to “upgrade” her corner with more grown up activities. She wants art supplies and a desk. I can’t wait to start planning and shopping!
I spent lots of time in my stamp room this week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Here’s a card using the Framed Florets bundle. This bundle will be in the January-June Mini Catalog, but Stampin’ Up!® released it early; you can order it now! As well as the Framed Florets bundle, there’s also Designer Series Paper (DSP), embellishments, and the Framed & Festive Stamp Set, but those last three are only available through January 4, 2023 and while supplies last. Here’s a peek at the Fitting Florets DSP, Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls, and a few of the dies and stamps. You can see the entire collection here.
And here’s my card.
To make this card, I first die-cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White Cardstock using two of the floral dies. Then I centered this onto a piece of 4″ – 5-1/4″ Basic White Cardstock and, using my Stamparatus, stamped through the diecut area onto the larger piece of card stock. Here’s a tip: before you stamp, place a piece of clear card stock, a window sheet, or the thicker backing for a photopolymer stamp set over your project and stamp on that first. This will ensure that your card stock pieces are correctly lined up so you won’t get ink on the top piece. And if they’re not lined up perfectly, you can move them a bit before you stamp “for real.”
I colored the flowers with Watercolor Pencils (both assortments) and used a Blender Pen to smooth out the pencil lines. The sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. It’s stamped in Gorgeous Grape on a Basic Whte Cardstock scrap, and I die-cut it with the coordinating die from the Floral Gallery Dies.
I added some 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots to the front. Well, all except the Orchid Oasis one. I have apparently used all of my Orchid ones, so I added one Classic Matte Dot in white and colored it with an Orchid Oasis Stampin’ Blend.
I popped the top layer over the stamped layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It’s fun to see the images and color peeping through! The card base is Garden Green.
After the card was assembled, I added some White Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics to the berries. (These Pearlized Enamel Effects aren’t just for the holidays!!) Then I left it to dry – far away from anything that could smoosh the “pearls” before they dried. It doesn’t take long to dry, but my cat likes to prowl on my stamp table looking for anything that resembles a sponge that she can chew, and I didn’t want to take chances that she might leave a pearlized paw print on my card.
Give the Fitting Florets Collection a look. The Framed & Festive stamps fit perfectly in the oval frames, the DSP is gorgeous, and it’s a great set for any occasion.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
This is such a pretty card! Overlaying the cut out on top of the stamped images really adds a punch
Thank you, Deborah! I was happy with the “overlay” effect.
Beautiful card, Buffy! I’m so glad you got to spend time in your stamp room!
Thanks, Susan! I was needing some stamping time!