Good Friday Morning! Today’s card uses the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set to make a special card for someone special. I paired it with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper or DSP for a rich, elegant look. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I started by cutting a panel of the beautiful Perennial Essence DSP and adhering it to a Whisper White mat before attaching it to a Pretty Peacock Card Base. I took a piece of Whisper White and ran it through the stitched Lace dies, first the large panel, and then the smaller trim dies on either side so that I ended up with a faux lace ribbon that I attached to the DSP.
I then die cut a Blackberry Bliss frame using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes dies and the third smallest Layering Squares die. I took a piece of vellum cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set in Pretty Peacock. I waited for it to dry and then attached the vellum to the back of the frame and attached the frame to the card with mini dimensionals. The vellum is nice because you can kind of see the DSP behind it.
I then stamped two of the large solid flowers in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White. I fussy cut them and turned the bottom one upside down before attaching it to the top one with multipurpose liquid glue. This makes the flower larger and I’m surprised at how good it looks. I stamped the coordinating center in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White and adhered it to the flower center.
I used the leaf punch and punched two leaf clusters from Old Olive cardstock and two leaf clusters from Old Olive vellum cardstock. I arranged the leaves behind the flower with three strips of Very Vanilla scalloped lace trim and adhered it to the card. I finished off the flower with some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.
I decorated the inside of the card by adding a Blackberry Bliss mat to a Whisper White panel and adhering it to the card. I added another leaf branch cut from Old Olive vellum and a Flirty Flamingo stamped and fussy cut small flower with a Blackberry Bliss center.
The Stampin’ Up! Perennial Essence DSP has beautiful impressionist flowers and every card made with it looks like it belongs in a museum. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Pretty Peacock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
- Blackberry Bliss – 3″ x 3″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 2″ x 3 3/4″, 2 1/2″ x 6″ scrap for stamping flowers
- Vellum – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
- So Saffron – 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
- Old Olive – 2″ x 4″ scrap for leaves
- Old Olive vellum – 2″ x 6″ scrap for leaves