Like many of you I love flower stamps and dies, and the new Framed Florets is no exception. Over the past week I’ve brought you a few different sneak peek projects using these items but they’ve all been quite feminine. So today I decided to use the stamp set, dies and the Fitting Florets 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) on a more gender-neutral project. I have to say that I’m delighted with the result and it only makes me love this set all the more. What about you?
I began this card with the simple leaf pattern from the Fitting Florets DSP pack. After cutting a 6″ x 6″ piece of the paper I cut off a 2-1/4″ strip. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the strip to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
TIP: Check that you make your cuts so all the leaves grow ‘up’.
Next, I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the DSP and glued that along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card.
For my card base I chose Soft Succulent Card. After cutting and scoring the card I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I glued the assembled Basic White layer on the inside.
Apart from some tiny scraps, all I had left of the 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP was a 3″ x 6″ strip. So still using liquid glue I fixed this onto the front of the card 1/2″ from the bottom edge.
Now I was ready to stamp, and I started with the largest leafy image. Using Evening Evergreen ink, I stamped this image directly onto the DSP layer four times.
Then I chose “Just a little reminder that you are loved” and stamped that onto a 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Basic White Card.
Turning to the Framed Florets Dies I used the largest of the leafy dies to cut two pieces of Vellum Cardstock. I glued the stem and one leaf of each die-cut piece to the back of the sentiment strip, with the rest loose on the front.
Finally using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the assembled sentiment strip to the card front and my project was complete.
Quick and easy but I love the simplicity of this design.
For a recap of my other projects using these new products see these earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Framed Florets Stamp Set and coordinating Framed Florets Dies using a single “bundle” item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. This bundle will also appear in the January to June 2023 Mini Catalogue.
You should note that the Fitting Florets DSP has also been released to customers today. However, unlike the stamp set and dies, the paper is only available while stocks last. You can see the complete collection in the Fitting Florets section of my online store.