This card brings me a sense a peace and tranquility--it features the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and Meadow Dies. This is a great bundle that can easily be overlooked, but I'm glad I added it to my collection. Flowers, background patterns, and greetings--you'll find all these things in the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set. Put them all together for perfect projects! Choose one greeting, flower, and pattern or bring several of them together for a collage effect. You're sure to convey a positive message.
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!]
Card Tutorial - Recipe
Stamp Set: Quiet Meadow
Dies: Meadow Dies
Ink Pads: Pale Papaya, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic White, Pale Papaya
Embossing Folder: Bark 3D
Ribbon & Trim: Baker's Twine Essential Pack (white)
Coloring Tools: Sponge Daubers (1)
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, and Elmer's Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (optional)
*the non-Stampin' Up! products mentioned are my personal preference and are not endorsed by Stampin' Up!; I do not receive commissions or affiliate payments for mentioning these products
TIP: a multi-purpse spray adhesive lightly sprayed to the back of the delicate die cut stems will help keep the bouquet arrangement together as you adhere the bouquet in place; using a spray adhesive is also a great way to adhere any type of intricate and delicate die cuts to avoid using a liquid glue that tends to flood out from underneath the cut cardstock and onto the cardstock
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Card Base: Smoky Slate measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: Basic White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer #2 - Inside: White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Sentiment: Pale Papaya measuring 3 1/8" x 1"
Die Cuts: Basic White
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all paper as described above
Emboss Layer #1 Basic White with the Bark 3D embossing folder
Die cut the sentiment die from the Pale Papaya cardstock
Die cut four (4) of the tall and skinny stems
Die cut one (1) of the shortest floral stem
Apply a light coat of Pale Papaya ink, with a sponge dauber, to the four (4) tall and skinny stemps
Apply a darker coat of Pale Papaya ink, with a sponge dauber, to the floral stem
Adhere the embossed layer to the card base with Stampin' Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Arrange the die cut tall and skinny stems in a fanned out style
Add the floral stem centered on top of the tall stems
Tie the bouquet together in a knot with white baker's twine
Adhere the bouquet to the front of the card base with spray adhesive or the adhesive of your choice
Gently lift the center floral stem and add Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to the back and adhere down to the card
If needed, apply a small amount of liquid glue to sections of the bouquet stems that may need to be secured in place
Stamp the sentiment on the die cut Pale Papaya cardstock with Basic Gray ink
Adhere the sentiment to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals
On the inside layer of Basic White cardstock, stamp the flower bouquet once or twice, in Basic Gray ink, on a left angle from the bottom right edge of the cardstock
Adhere the inside layer with the adhesive of your choice
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