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Stampin' Up! Pretty Perennials and Lovely You Just Because Card

I don't know about you, but I love floral stamp sets that allow me to create my own floral arrangement (I like to act like I'm a florist). The Stampin' Up! Pretty Perennials Stamp Set is perfect for creating your very own floral arrangements. This is just my first card with the stamp set -- I'm looking forward to making many more and seeing what other stamp sets I can pair with these flowers.

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Card Recipe

Ingredients

  • Stamp Sets: Pretty Perennials, Lovely You (for sentiment)

  • Dies: Forever Flourishing

  • Cardstock: Basic White, Basic White Thick, Pear Pizzazz

  • Designer Series Paper: Trimming the Town (retired)

  • Ink Pads: Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Pear Pizzazz, Seaside Spray

  • Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels

  • Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Seal

NOTE: I used a strip of retired DSP because I like how it adds just a little something extra to the card design (and, of course I am using up scraps of DSP), but the floral arrangement would look great on its own without DSP. Alternatively, you could try a strip of Misty Moonlight cardstock or other DSP of your choosing (one that just came to mind is a sheet from the 2020–2022 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper)


Tools

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

  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

  • Stamparatus Foam Mat (optional, but recommended for photopolymer stamps)

  • Take Your Pick (optional)

Cardstock Layers and Measurements

  • Card Base - Basic White Thick: 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/5"

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

  • Layer #2 - DSP: 1 ¾” x 4

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

  • Inside Layer DSP: 3/4" x 4

  • Basic White for stamped flowers

  • Pear Pizzazzz for die cut florals

Distinktive™ Stamps: these stamps are very unique because they create different opacities in a single stamped image, for realistic depth and intensity. Take a look at this close-up of the stamped images on this card.

Instructions for Assembly

  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP as described above

  2. Stamp two (2) of the large flowers from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in Magenta Madness ink

  3. On the large flowers, stamp the stamens in the center of the flowers with Misty Moonlight ink

  4. On the largeflowers, stamp the big stamens in the center of the flowers with Misty Moonlight ink (NOTE: I did this but it wasn't super evident, but worked; however, when I was putting the finishing touches on the card, I put pearls on top of the centers of each flower)

  5. Stamp two (2) of the medium flowers from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink

  6. On the medium flowers, stamp the tiny stamens in the center of the flowers with Misty Moonlight ink (NOTE: I did this but it wasn't super evident, but worked; however, when I was putting the finishing touches on the card, I put pearls on top of the centers of each flower)

  7. Stamp two (2) of the small flowers from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in Seaside Spray ink

  8. On the small flowers, stamp the tiny stamens in the center of the flowers with Misty Moonlight ink

  9. Stamp two (2) of the decorative leaf stemps in Pear Pizzazz ink

  10. Die cut all stamped flowers

  11. Die cut two (2) of the large floral stems from the Forever Flourishing dies with the Pear Pizzazz cardstock

  12. Optional: adhere the DSP layer to Layer #1 (positioned at the top)

  13. Adhere Layer #1 Basic White to the card base

  14. Arrange and adhere your stamped & die cut florals; use dimensionals to pop up some of the flowers to give the card that added dimensional touch

  15. Stamp your sentiment on the bottom left side of Layer #1 Basic White cardstock

  16. Adhere the Pearls to the centers of the large and medium flowers

  17. Optional: adhere the inside layer (strip) of DSP to the bottom of the inside of the card base


Just a Thought: If you like sparkle and shimmer, paint the large and medium flowers with Wink of Stella!

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Krista