Pansies are a gorgeous, tri-colored flower. They are a staple in my gardens every year, so imagine how excited I was when the Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch stamp set and coordinating Pansy Dies showed up in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! I had to have the whole Pansy Petals Suite Collection. When it arrived, it did not disappoint -- it's fabulous. This is my first card with the products -- a simple card but oh, so pretty!
Take a look at some photos of pansies from my past gardens. As you can see, purple pansies are my favorite, thus the inspiration for this card.
Stamp Set: Pansy Patch
Dies: Pansy Dies
Ink Pads: Gorgeous Grape, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Soft Succulent
Cardstock: Basic White, Fresh Freesia
Embossing Folder: "Thanks" from the Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders pack
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (SUCE*)
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 abbreviated, 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 (Stamping Off)
Card Base: Fresh Freesia measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: Basic White measuring 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Layer #2 - Inside: Basic White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Stamping & Die Cutting: Basic White (approximately 4" x 4")
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all paper as described above
Stamp the large pansy background stamp (1A in the image below) two times in second generation with Gorgeous Grape ink (first, ink the stamp, stamp lightly on scrap paper, and stamp the second generation on your die-cutting Basic White cardstock)
Stamp the large pansy foreground stamp (1B in the image below) at full strength in Gorgeous Grape ink, on top of the background stamped images
Fill each flower with stamp 1D (shown in the image below) in BlackBerry Bliss
Stamp the dot image in the center of each flower in Daffodil Delight ink
Stamp the small flower bud flower background image (3A in the image below) two times in second generation with Gorgeous Grape (first, ink the stamp, stamp lightly on scrap paper, and stamp the second generation on top of both background images)
Stamp the small flower bud flower foreground image (3B in the image below) at full strenght in Gorgeous Grape ink on top of both background images
Stamp two (2) stems (Stem 1 shown in the image below) in Soft Succulent ink
Die cut all flowers and stems
Run the Thanks embossing folder through the die cutting machine on Layer #1 Basic White (5 1/2" x 3 1/4")
Adhere the embossed layer to the front of the card base
Adhere the small buds to the stems; then adhere to the front of the card base
Adhere the two large pansies to the front of the card base with Stamin' Dimensionals
Adhere Layer #2 Basic White to the inside of the card base (decorate the inside with additional stamped images or DSP, as desired)
The project is complete! Scroll down further in this post for a behind-the-scenese photo!
The Stamping Nook Shopping Rewards
I know I love shopping rewards, perks, and freebies and I think it is a safe bet to say that you do too -- so, look at the my rewards program details and earn your free goodies!
Stamping Nook Rewards: When you place an order an order between $50 - $149 (before shipping and tax), in my online shop, enter the current host code (noted below) to receive a free gift from me. Once your order has been placed, your gift (or maybe two) will be shipped directly from me right away.
Stampin' Rewards + Stamping Nook Rewards: When you place an order, in my online shop, totaling $150 or more (before shipping & tax), do not use the host cost because you don't want to miss out on more free products through Stampin' Rewards . The amount of Stampin' Rewards will automatically be applied to your order and you'll be prompted to select your free products before completing your order. You'll love getting the free products on your order and I also hope that you'll be happy to get a free gift (or maybe two) from me too! Once your order has been placed, I will ship your free gift right away.
May 2021 Shopping Host Code
NOTE: the current host code can be found at the top of this web page
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The essential products used to make this card are listed here for your convenience. Should you choose to do so, you can order all products by clicking the Add All Items to Cart button (not to worry, you can remove items from your shopping cart at anytime). Alternatively, you can deselect items you do not need before clicking the Add All Items to the Cart button. When ordering, remember to enter the current host code (UMJD2P2Y) to qualify for The Stamping Nook Rewards. If ordered after May 2021, use the host code at the top of this web page.
Behind the Scenes
Card photography isn't especially difficult, but sometimes it comes with its challenges. Meet Kyrie -- she's a fun-loving kitty and she enjoys crafting and light-box photography.
Thank you for stopping by and viewing this project. I hope it has inspired you! If you like the card, I'd be honored to have you copy and share everything (CASE) -- no credit to me required. =)
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