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.
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)
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
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP as described above
Stamp two (2) of the large flowers from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in Magenta Madness ink
On the large flowers, stamp the stamens in the center of the flowers with Misty Moonlight ink
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)
Stamp two (2) of the medium flowers from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink
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)
Stamp two (2) of the small flowers from the Pretty Perennials stamp set in Seaside Spray ink
On the small flowers, stamp the tiny stamens in the center of the flowers with Misty Moonlight ink
Stamp two (2) of the decorative leaf stemps in Pear Pizzazz ink
Die cut all stamped flowers
Die cut two (2) of the large floral stems from the Forever Flourishing dies with the Pear Pizzazz cardstock
Optional: adhere the DSP layer to Layer #1 (positioned at the top)
Adhere Layer #1 Basic White to the card base
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
Stamp your sentiment on the bottom left side of Layer #1 Basic White cardstock
Adhere the Pearls to the centers of the large and medium flowers
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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