The 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog -- the biggest catalog of the year -- becomes available on May 4, 2021. It is full of awe-inspiring new stamp sets, dies, punches, embellishments, and more. I can't wait to share sneak peaks with you -- here is a card created with new Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set.
Stamp Set: Flowers of Friendship
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Polished Pink
Stampin' Blends: Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Thick White, White
Embossing Folder: Tasteful Textile 3D
Ribbon & Trim: Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (Retiring Soon - On Sale Now!), Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal+ (Multipurpose Liquid Glue), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (or other die cutting & embossing machine)
Coloring with Stampin' Blends (Alcohol Markers)
Card Base: Thick White (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4")
Layer #1: White (5 1/4" x 4")
Layer #2: White (4 7/8" x 3 5/8")
Sentiment: White (2" x 1 1/4" or scrap)
Optional ~ Layer #3 - Inside: White (5 1/4" x 4")
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all paper as described above
Emboss Layer #1 [White (5 1/4" x 4")] with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder with the die cutting machine
Adhere the embossed layer to the cardbase with the adhesive of your choice
On Layer #2 [White (4 7/8" x 3 5/8")] stamp the tall stem of flowers twice, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink -- stamp the first stem close to the left edge of the cardstock, re-ink your stamp and stamp the second stem of flowers on an angle (facing the right) slightly below the left stem of flowers (the bottom of the stems won't be on the cardstock)
Color the flowers on the left with both light and dark Polished Pink Stampin' Blends. Apply the dark color to the bottom of the flowers then blend with the light color to push up the dark color and create a seamless blend.
Color the flowers on the right with both light and dark Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends. Apply the dark color to the bottom of the flowers then blend with the light color to push up the dark color and create a seamless blend.
Color the leaves with both light and dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. Apply the dark color to the bottom of the leaves then blend with the light color to push up the dark color and create a seamless blend.
Adhere the stamped & colored layer to the top of the embossed layer on the cardbase with Stampin' Dimensionals
Stamp the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black
Fussy cut the sentiment
Adhere the sentiment with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (or cut Stampin' Dimensionals into smaller sizes)
Tie the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (Retiring Soon - On Sale Now!) in a bow
Adhere the bow to the card with a Mini Glue Dot (Stampin' Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Glue will work as well)
Tie the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in a bow
Adhere the bow on top of the first bow with a Mini Glue Dot (Stampin' Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Glue will work as well)
Optional: stamp the inside piece of White cardstock with the stem of flowers in Polished Pink ink -- stamp each on an angle, one from the bottom left and the other from the bottom right (NOTE: you can also stamp directly on the inside of the card)
Adhere the layer to the inside of the cardbase with the adhesive of your choice
Your project is complete! If you create this card or use it as inspiration, I'd love to see it -- you can share on social media by tagging @thestampingnook and using #thestampingnook on both Facebook and/or Instagram.
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