The Craftosphere is all about using up your DSP right now (Kylie Bertucci’s #LoveItChopIt is a trending example). MOST of the time, I’m right there – use it up – and it’s Designer Series Paper, if you’ve been wondering. But I jump right off that bandwagon with Petal Passion. I bought extra and I’m gonna hoard it. This card is a great example of why:
- Stamps: Flirty Flowers, retired Paper Pumpkin
- Color Palette: Basic Black, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight
- Accessories: Petal Passion DSP, retired ribbon (Holiday 2017), Blender Pen
I used the Blender Pen to fill in the small floral images included in the sentiment. I just wanted a touch of color, and the Blender Pen allowed me to layer in the right amount.
This is a simple card despite the extra fold. The front panel opens into a small card, then the full gate opens to a traditionally proportioned card. It’s especially nice for sending a gift card, or including a special quotation. Put your message on the small card, then use Glue Dots to adhere the gift card to the inside panel.
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Patty Bennett is a Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Sales achiever, and one of the perks of achieving that sales milestone is collaboration on a stamp set. The Ribbon of Courage is a beautiful set with many uses beyond the ribbon, but the ribbon image is really beautiful.
- Stamps: Ribbon of Courage, Flirty Flowers
- Color Palette: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Powder Pink
- Accessories: Big Shot, Support Ribbon Framelits, Layered Leaves TIEF, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Wink of Stella Clear, Aqua painter
I had some fun with the Aqua painter and Wink of Stella on the beautiful design on the ribbon. There’s a lot of detail there, and it would be fun to emboss and embellish too.
The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage, but the floral embellishment is from Flirty Flowers. LOVE those designs!!
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Sale-a-bration 2016 inspired a card that has become my all time favorite. Because the stamps were available for such a short time, I made a few different versions but then moved on. I’ve watched every catalog for a suitable replacement, and when I spied Flirty Flowers in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog I knew I had a good possibility.
There’s a time commitment in cutting and stamping this card. It’s not a good candidate for mass production, but it’s a great project for relaxing and enjoying the creative process.
It’s really enjoyable to mix and match textures, images and colors to create a unique card. My original design using the Sale-a-bration stamp set Field Flowers was done in yellow tones, but I also created one in pinks and another in blues. The monochromatic palettes tie together an otherwise chaotic collection of images.
I tried this one with Fresh Fig and Sweet Sugarplum. There are things I like about it, but it’s definitely a different vibe.
In all honesty, I think Flowering Fields was a once-in-a-lifetime set of stamps. I’d love to know what you think – please leave me a comment with your thoughts.
And just for the record, here’s the original Flowering Fields cards in Crushed Curry and So Saffron. It was CASEd many, many times, and I am very grateful to those generous crafters who acknowledged my design. If you CASE a card, please give the original artist credit. Thanks.