For today’s Floral Friday I’m sharing two very simple cards made with the Flowing Flowers stamp set, which has beautiful big flower images perfect for covering your whole card.
This first card uses Highland Heather and Soft Succulent inkpads to stamp the flowers with.
The second one was done with Stampin’ Markers brushed on the stamps and gives you a much bolder image. Which do you prefer?
The sentiments for both cards were stamped on diecuts from the Tasteful Labels Dies which have now unfortunately sold out. For an alternative you could use the labels in the Potted Succulents or Seasonal Labels Dies. In the new catalogue there is also a die set called All That which would also work.
The friendly Hello Stamp set and matching designer paper is one of our Sale-A-Bration freedbies available with a £90 order or above and it is lovely, so here I am sharing some inspiration with you today.
All the designs below were created by Stampin’ Up! concept artists and can be found in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.
These two cards use the main images from the stamp set, showing its quite a versatile set. I love the large flower image on the Highland Heather card.
These two cards show how the stamps and designer paper have been designed to be used together. The large flower stamp can be stamped onto the green designer paper to give an outline, like in the “Hello” card above and the leaf and frond stamps can be added to many designs to give extra dimension.
These two show how lovely the stamped images look with a little colour, added here with Stampin’ Blends.
These two cards show the sentiments in the stamp set and strips of the designer paper. I love this patterned paper as its full of the pastel shades of Fresh Freesia, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green with hints of Shaded Spruce and Basic Black.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this closer look at the Friendly Hello bundle, if you’ve got a large wishlist of other products its definitely worth an order to get this beauty free!
To make the base cut a piece of A4 cardstock to 28cm x 10.5cm. Score the long length at 7cm and 14cm and into the z-shape. I then covered the small front section with some of the Hand Penned Designer paper measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and covered the inside/back section with a piece measuring 13.5cm x 10cm.
I then cut the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies in Mint Macaron and two rectangles from the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die (the one measuring 10.5cm x 7cm. The white rectangles fit perfectly inside the stitched dots on the Mint Macaron rectangle.
On seperate cardstock I stamped the largest flower outline from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and filled in with Mint Macaron leaves and Highland Heather flowers.
I stamped Thank You on one White rectangle before adhering to the Mint Macaron Scalloped rectangle, which I then adhered to the small front panel of the card, remember to only put adhesive on half of the rectangle otherwise it will stick to the back and not open. I then adhered the other white rectangle to the back of the card, lining it up behind the Mint Macaron rectangle.
I die cut my flowers and added them to the front of the card and then finished off with three Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems pack.
I love this bundle and hope it carries over into the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.
Color & Contour is one bundle which I bought more for the dies as I love a die which creates a matt for me to work with and who doesn’t love things with a scalloped edge? Win, win! So I focused just on the stamp set and here’s what I created:
I’ve used a mix of Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Soft Succulent from the 21-23 In-colours, which are definitley my favourite collection. Stampin’ Up! please please don’t retire these colours I love them.
One thinng that makes the Color and Contour stamp set for me is the sentiments I love when they contain a mix of scripty with capitals. I’d love it if we had a complimetary birthday set in the same font.
From the stamping you can see I didn’t get the outlines to match up with the middle parts but I think this adds more depth to the card and makes the card realistic.