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  • Purple Paisley Papers by Darla Foster

Stampin' Up!'s FINE ART FLORAL

The Suite retires on June 30, 2021

I will be featuring cards made with the bundles, suites, DSP, and stamp sets that will be leaving the Mini Catalog through June 29, 2021. Not all products I use will be retiring, so pay close attention! Today I am featuring the Fine Art Floral Suite.


The beautiful Fine Art Floral Suite is retiring. But, everything in the Suite with the exception of the Art Gallery Bundle, Fine Art DSP, and the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate have carried over into the Stampin' Up! 21-22 Annual Catalog. Shop it HERE

For this card I used the Fine Art Floral DSP (absolutely beautiful!), Art Gallery Stamp Set, Floral Gallery Dies and this beautiful design, I call Sunbeam, inspired by Cindee Wilkinson! I will use this design over and over since you can change colors, DSP, embellishments, and layouts. Below, I show you how to make the template and create the card.


I also used Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Basic White card stock. For the ink I used Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, and Garden Green. The ribbon is part of the Flowers for Every Season combo pack and I stamped the sentiment on a Potted Succulent Die cut.


How to make the template: Use a piece of Stampin' Up!'s Thick Basic White card stock cut 4" x 5 1/4". From the top of the right side of the long edge measure down 3" and place a pencil mark. From the top left side of the long edge, measure down 1/2" and then 1" and place pencil marks on each measurement. From the bottom left of the short edge, measure across 3" and place a pencil mark. (See Below)


OK! From the top left side of the long edge, using your pencil, draw a line from the 1/2" mark (top left side) down to the right side 3"mark and from the 1"mark (top left side) down to the bottom 3" mark. Cut these down these lines with your trimmer and Wallah! you now have your Template. Make sure to keep the two pieces of Thick Basic White card stock (top and bottom) to use over and over again. You do not need the middle piece.

NOW, let's make the card!

Cut your pieces:

Cut your template pieces out of your most favorite DSP;

1 - 4 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock, scored at 5 1/2" for your base piece in a color that compliments your template pieces;

1 - 4" x 5 1/4" piece of card stock for your first layer in a color that compliments your template pieces and your base color and is light enough to stamp your flowers on;

1 - 3 3/4" x 5" piece of card stock for the inside of your card (usually basic white);

2 - 3/8" x 6" strips of card stock in the same color you use for your base;

1 - large scrap of basic white for Stampin your flowers and creating your sentiment.

I am creating the same card as above only I am choosing different DSP and card stock colors. I chose to cut my base in Misty Moonlight card stock, my first layer in Petal Pink card stock.


Because I chose Misty Moonlight card stock for my base, I will cut my 2 - 3/8" X 6" strips out of misty Moonlight card stock to get the cohesive look around the edges. Adhere these strips with glue to the inside of your two template pieces leaving a 1/8" to 1/4"edge showing. Then trim the excess off of your template pieces. The instructions continue below.

Stamp your small flowers from the Art Gallery stamp set down the middle of your first layer and between your two template pieces. Make sure not to stamp too close to the edges! The Art Gallery stamp set is a two-step stamp that stamps your original image and then adds a pop of color with the second stamp. I used Misty Moonlight ink for my base flower and Whisper White Craft ink for my pop of color or in this instance, contrast. (Please note that the Craft Ink takes much longer to dry than regular ink) See above how my flowers are two-step stamped (say that fast 5 times) Tell me you did not! HaHa! I did!


Now adhere your template pieces with their edges attached to the card stock layer you just stamped your flowers on and then adhere that layer onto your base card stock. SEE ABOVE


Get out your Basic White card stock scrap and the large flower stamps from the Art Gallery stamp set. You can use whatever two colors you want to stamp one large flower with a pop of color (contrast). I went with the same color scheme as my small flowers on the layer; Misty Moonlight and Whisper White Craft ink. When you have your large flower stamped, cut it out with the coordinating die from the Floral Gallery Dies using your Stampin' Up! Cut and Emboss Machine (or the machine you have). Then stamp two of the leaf stamps in Mossy Meadow and cut them out with the coordinating die from the Floral Gallery Dies. Carefully cut the leaves off of the stem. SEE ABOVE

Lay your large flower on the base that you created above. Now, add the leaves. Think about your design and make sure that all elements of your card are going to work together and you like the way it looks. Do you want a bow, where do you want the sentiment to go. . . those kinds of things.


Below is my finished card. You can see that I didn't keep all of the leaves and I added my sentiment in a different place from my original card. No ribbon. I think this card is a bit busy and I don't think I will do one like it again, but at least you now know how to make it and you can use all the colors, DSP and additions you want. Enjoy! Let me know what you think about the instructions and how you like the design.


The product list below is for the card at the beginning of this post. Products for the above card are the same, just different colors and no ribbon.



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