The Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is full of beautiful products one of which is the artisan designed Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set. These Distinktive ™ stamps and the coordinating Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper are gorgeous and make stunning cards. Distinktive ™ stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image. Combined with the coordinating Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper make stunning cards.
Cards for Kindness
I made this card for the Cards for Kindness initiative, led by Scrapbook.com. "Handmade cards can lift the human heart and spread happiness...[Cards for Kindness is] a global initiative to get handmade cards to people who are in need of an emotional boost, a smile, or a helping hand. " Learn more here. [NOTE: this initiative is not associated with or endorse by Stampin' Up!]
Stamp Set: Hand-Penned Petals
Dies: Penned Flowers Dies, Basic Borders Dies
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Thick White, Basic Black
Designer Series Pape (DSP): Hand-Penned Petals DSP
Embellishments: Genial Gems
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (SUCE)
Optional: Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems super easy!)
Optional: 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)
SUCE (noun, homophone) / soo-kee): the abbrevivated, short-hand name for the Stampin' Up! Cut and Emboss machine. The term SUCE was invented by Barry and Jay of Mitosu Crafts (check out their amazing YouTube videos); the term SUCE was inspired by their cat named Sukie (also pronounced soo-kee, thus creating the homophone) :-)
Generation Stamping (Two-Step Stamping)
Card Base: Thick Basic White measuring 4 1/2" x 11" scored at 5 1/2"
Layer #1: White measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer #2: DSP (yellow) measuring 5 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Layer #2 DSP (green) measuring 5 1/2" x 4"
Stamping & Die Cutting: Basic White
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all paper as described above
Stamp two flower and leaves clusters in Memento Tuxedo Black ink
On the first flower clusters, stamp the filler stamp for the both the large flowers and small flowers in Daffodil Delight ink
On the first flower cluster, ink the filler stamps for the leaves in Soft Succulent ink; lightly stamp off the ink on scrap paper then stamp the leaves (second generation stamping)
On the second flower cluster, stamp the filler stamp for the both the large flowers and small flowers in Pale Papaya ink
On the second flower cluster, ink the filler stamps for the leaves in Soft Succulent ink and stamp the leaves (first generation stamping)
Die cut both flowers
Die cut Layer #1 Basic White cardstock with the Basic Border Die -- place the die approximately 1" from the bottom of the cardstock (see picture below)
Die cut Layer #3 DSP with the Basic Border Die -- place the die approximately 1" from the bottom of the DSP (see picture below)
Adhere the Basic White die cut border cardstock (Layer #1) to the front of the card base, 1 1/4" from the bottom of the card base
Adhere Layer #2 DSP (yellow) to the front of the card base, positioned directly at the top near the score line / fold
Adere the die cut boder DSP (Panel #3) to the top of the card base, 2 1/4" from the bottom of the card base
Trim several of the leaves off each flower cluster stem to allow the stems to overlap each another (see picture below)
Adhere the Daffodil Delight flowers to the front of the card base, on the right side approximately 1 3/4" from the top of the cardbase
Adhere the Pale Papaya flowers on top of the Daffodil Delight flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals, ensuring the stems overlap each other (see picture below)
Optional Step: add several of the trimmed leaves (from step 13) behind the Pale Papaya flowers in the position you like (optional step)
Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink to the left of the flowers directly on the card base
Stamp the inside of the card, if desired -- I stamped the stems in Soft Succulent ink and the "dotty flowers" in Pale Papaya ink on both the bottom left and bottom right of the inside of the card base (see photo below)
Adorn the card front with Genial Gems
Inside of the Card:
I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Your Feedback, Thoughts, & Suggestions
It would be great to hear from you on any topic that's on your mind. I do not have to be your primary demonstrator or even one of your usual go-to resources for inspiration, tips, advice, etc., It would be very beneficial if I can hear from you on any crafting-related topic imaginable.
What are your favorite types of cards?
Do you want to see more fun-folds?
Do you want to see more gift packaging?
Do you want to see how I use Stampin' Up! supplies for scrapbooking and memory keeping?
What are the top 3 things you admire most about your favorite crafters (I'd really love to hear this!!!!).
Do you have a love-hate relationship with adhesives?
Do your cards stand the test of time or do they tend to fall flat?
Tell me your pain-points and I will help (or assemble of team of crafters who can come together to help). If you're thinking it or struggling with it, it's a given that someone else is facing the same challenge. Let's help everyone.
Email me at any time with whatever is on your mind: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's Connect, Share & Learn Together
Crafting In The Stamping Nook Facebook Group
As a creative coach, I am here to help you with your projects -- I do not have to be your demonstrator for me to help! We are a community of crafters! Likewise, I hope to learn from you! One way to facilitate the collaboration is through the private “Crafting in The Stamping Nook” group on Facebook. Members are encouraged to share crafty and DIY projects of all types, share tips, and of course meet others with the same crafting passion. I often share my projects, tutorials, etc., and of course, incorporate fun activities as well (prizes included)!
Please join us. Everyone is welcome!
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