Happy Stampin’ Tuesday!
Did anyone get snow today? We were supposed to, but thankfully we did not. Not exactly the type of weather I expect when working on Mother’s Day card for next month.
I tried to make today’s card more of a Beginner card, but alas it is more of an Avid Stamper card. However, I have done step-by-step instructions for you today with a ton of pictures in case a Beginner Stamper wants to try it. If you are a Beginner and try this out, let me know how you did in the comments below! You can also PM me on Facebook if you want to try but need some help!
This card was technically started last night. I was playing around with ink colors while waiting for my hubby and youngest to get home from Boy Scouts. Some combinations turned out better than others, but at least now I can see them on paper instead of staring at my Stampin’ Pads with a blank look on my face while trying to imagine what they might look like.
Today, I worked on finishing the second color combo card and then got to work.
First, using the Floral Gallery Dies, cut out two sticky note masks.
Art Gallery is a Two-Step stamp set. What is a Two-Step stamp set? It is a stamp set that has two stamps that work together to create a layered look. The stamp on the left is the bottom layer which is stamped first in a lighter color. The right stamp is the top layer which is stamped second typically in a darker color.
Using the left stamp, I stamped the first image in Highland Heather. I did this on a card front of Basic White measuring 4″x5-1/4″.
Now, using the right stamp, I added highlights to the flower. I stamped the 2nd image in Gorgeous Grape right on top of the first. I sort of lined up the notches on the bottom of each flower. FYI this is not an exact science nor was it meant to be. If the highlights are a little off, and they can be, it just adds more charm to the image.
Now, take one of the sticky note masks and cover the flower that was just stamped.
The second flower was stamped in Pumpkin Pie. Do not remove the mask yet!
The second step of the set was stamped in Calypso Coral.
Using the second sticky note mask, cover the second flower to stamp the third flower.
The third flower was stamped in Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral as well. Now remover bother masks. I save mine in the stamp case to use again.
Here is what it looks like once the masks are off.
Next, let’s soften up the images by running it through the embossing machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
On a scrap of Basic White, I stamped another Highland Heather/Gorgeous Grape flower and cut it out with the coordinating die.
Next, stamp the stem in Old Olive and cut it out with the coordinating die.
Next, tape the stem to the back of the flower blossom.
Then, add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of it. You’ll notice here that I do not waste those edge pieces that are left over on the sheet. I used every piece of foam adhesive on this sheet!
Now, adhere it to the card front. Also, stamp a sentiment in Gorgeous Grape on a scrap of Highland Heather. Next, cut it out with the larger rectangle die and glue it down with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish off the card, cut a card base measuring 8-1/2″x5-1/2″ and score and fold it at 4-1/4″. Glue the card front to the card base. Don’t forget to add a white layer inside, since it is a darker card base. It is the same size as the card front, 4″x5-1/4″.
The embossed background really makes the front flower pop off the card.
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