Our last Stamp Club was truly a “retirement party”. Each of the cards that we made included at least one product that is retiring by June 3rd. Pictured below is one of the cards that we made. It features the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (EF) and the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP). Both of the products are retiring!
Here are the steps for making this card:
- Start with a card base from Thick Whisper White card stock. As you know, this card stock is one of my absolute favorites for card bases.
- Next, use a piece of regular Whisper White card stock (cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″) for the front focal point background. Emboss this piece toward the top of the card stock using the flower EF from the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. The detail from this EF is really beautiful and adds a nice, elegant touch to your card.
- Stamp “Happy Birthday” from the Detailed with Love stamp set on the bottom right of the card front, as shown. Use Tuxedo Memento Black Ink to stamp the sentiment.
- Use the Leaf Punch and pieces of Old Olive and Garden Green card stock to make the leaves for your flower. As you can see from the picture above, I mixed the green colors to add a little more interest to the design.
- Use the Daisy Punch to create two layers for your flower. One layer is from the gorgeous Garden Impression DSP. This collection is truly one of my all-time favorite DSP! The second layer of the flower is from Whisper White card stock. Tip: Determine which order you want for your flower pieces. You may like the DSP as the layer on the top rather than the Whisper White layer that is on top in my picture.
- To finish your card, adhere the embossed and stamped piece on top of the card base. Add your leaves as you would like. Then, add your flower. You can give your flower a little added dimension by curling the petals with a bone folder before adhering the pieces to your card.
- I used an already retired embellishment for the center of my flower. Check your stash for the perfect embellishment to finish your card.
I hope you will use this design to create all types of cards for many occasions. Just change the sentiment and colors of the flower petals for a new, fresh look.
Remember – The Petal Pair Textured Impressions EFs and Garden Impressions DSP are going to be retired soon. If you don’t have them in your stash, don’t wait to order them. Below are the main products that I used to create this card. If you click on any picture, you’ll go directly to my on-line store.