Stampin' Up! Art Gallery Tone on Tone Birthday Card

The Stampin' Up! Art Gallery stamp set is one of my favorites and I haven't given it any love in quite a while. Inspired by impasto paintings, the floral images in the Art Gallery Stamp Set can be used to create a variety of different cards. On this card, I used sponge daubers to create the flower bouquet with two colors but I also love adding a spritz of water to the ink for the faux watercolor technique too. There are just so many things you can do with this stamp set.


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The color combination for this card is inspired by the Sunday Stamps challenge, #SSC261 - Keep it Simple. I've entered this card in the challenge.

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Art Gallery Card Tutorial

Ingredients

  • Stamp Sets: Art Gallery, Best Year

  • Dies: Floral Gallery Dies, Stitched So Sweetly

  • Ink Pads: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Pool Party

  • Cardstock: Basic White, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy

  • Coloring Tools: Sponge Daubers (2)

  • Ribbon & Trim: Pool Party Sheer Ribbon

  • Embellishments: Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials (clear)

  • Adhesives: Stampin' Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape

Tools

  • Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks

  • Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (SUCE = sookie)

  • Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems/sequins super easy!)

  • Low tack tape for holding dies in place when running them through the SUCE, such as washi tape or, my absolute favorite, "Spellbinders - Best Ever Craft Tape" (yes, that is what it is named; it can be found from various online shops)

Techniques

  • Tone on Tone Stamping


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Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)

  • Card Base: Night of Navy measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

  • Layer #1: Night of Navy measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

  • Layer #2 - Inside: Basic White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

  • Stamping & Die Cutting: Basic White for flowers, Smoky Slate for sentiment


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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score/burnish all cardstock as described above

  2. Stamp the flower bouquet image on an angle, from the center up towards the top left corner, on Layer #1 in Night of Navy ink

  3. Stamp the flower bouquet image on an angle, from the center down towards the bottom right corner, on Layer #1 in Night of Navy ink

  4. Apply Tear & Tape in the center on the back of Layer #1

  5. Wrap the Pool Party Sheer ribbon around the center of Layer #1 and secure it to the card on top of the Tear & Tape

  6. Adhere Layer #1 to the front of the card base

  7. With a sponge dauber, apply Pool Party ink to the top flowers, leaves, and stem

  8. With a sponge dauber, apply Calypso Coral ink to the center flower

  9. Huff on the stamp before applying it to Basic White cardstock

  10. Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 to create a second flower bouquet image

  11. Die cut the flowers

  12. On Layer #2 Basic White, stamp the flower bouquet on an upward angle from the bottom left and bottom right of the cardstock in Calypso Coral ink

  13. Die cut the second largest sentiment frame die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set from Smoky Slate cardstock

  14. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink

  15. Adhere the die cut flower bouquets to the front of the card base; place the stem in the center and point one bouquet towards to the top right and the other towards the bottom left; use adhesive tape runner or liquid glue

  16. Adhere the sentiment, in the center of the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals

  17. Adhere Layer #2 to the inside of the card with adhesive tape runner or liquid glue

  18. Adorn the card with clear epoxy gems

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