Good Morning! I love how the designer series papers from the January – April Mini Catalog go so well with the stamps and bundles from the Annual Catalog. Yesterday, I made a cute card with the A Fish & A Wish stamp bundle and the By The Bay DSP and today I’m combining the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set with the beautiful Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ designer series paper for another simple card. Both of these have a modern, impressionistic style that works perfect together. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I used the pretty sketch in the Sunday Stamps SSC304 Sketch Time! challenge for inspiration today. Here is the sketch:
I embossed a panel of Soft Sea Foam with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and used a blending brush to apply Soft Sea Foam ink lightly around the outside. This emphasized the embossed texture and provided a subtle contrast to the card base. I adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base.
I cut a panel of Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I adhered the die cut rectangle to a Calypso Coral mat with liquid glue and adhered the layered panel to the card front with dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Petal Pink and cut it out with the large label from the Floral Gallery dies using the two step method so that it would be extend wider than the DSP layer. I adhered it to a Calypso Coral mat and then to the card front with liquid glue. I finished the card front with Pale Papaya opal rounds.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the detailed large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Calypso Coral ink on a Basic White panel. I inked up the filler stamp with Petal Pink ink and stamped over the detailed flower – this was the easy way for me to line the two images up. I stamped the large stem and leaves in Sea Foam ink under the flower and stamped another leaf to extend the left leaf. I colored the center with the light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I used the same technique to stamp part of another flower on the side of the panel before adhering it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.
I really love how the stamped flowers on the inside of the card pick up on the flowers in the Fancy Flora DSP on the card front. And the simple font on the sentiment doesn’t detract from the artistry of the DSP or the stamped flowers. I should note that the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set is great for it’s sentiments!
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The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is All The Little Things!
Good things take time, but you can start creating them now with the All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit includes nine cards, three each of three designs, with elegant designs and bright colors. The iridescent foil is the shining detail to bring your crafts together. You can make a card for anyone and for any occasion!
And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE box organizer! This organizer fits perfectly inside your Paper Pumpkin box and is great for keeping your supplies from past kits organized, so you know right where everything is!
The April Kit Includes:
- All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs and coordinating envelopes.
- Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
- 1 photopolymer stamp set with celebratory sentiments.
- 1 Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Spot.
- Precut cherry blossom paper pieces with iridescent foil.
- Unique embellishments and twine.
- Adhesives to complete the projects.
- FREE box organizer
Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce
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Sign up deadline for the April 2023 kit is April 10, 2023. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed background)
- Calypso Coral – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (DSP mat), 1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label mat)
- Petal Pink – 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
- Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (front die cut rectangle)