One of the first stamp sets that I purchased from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue (now retired) was Petal Palette, along with the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits. I had a lot of fun with this set and was so pleased to see the stamps and dies were carried over into the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue.
Sometimes though when a new catalogue is launched and with all the new goodies being promoted, it’s too easy to forget about the older sets that are still available and today I thought I’d remedy that situation.
I began by cutting and scoring a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card with my Stampin’ Trimmer, folding it along the scored line and sharpening the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base. Then on the front I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach a piece from the Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack.
Next I added a length of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon with some Tear & Tape Adhesive and then attached a length of the Coastal Cabana/Copper 1/8″ ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack down the centre of the other ribbon.
With the card base and background done I turned to the stamp set and began by wiping a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card with an Embossing Buddy and using VersaMark Ink to stamp the large floral image and the ‘Best Wishes’ sentiment. I sprinkled the sticky VersaMark with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and removed some stray specks before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Once the embossing had fully cooled I turned to my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform so that I could cut out the embossed pieces using the coordinating dies from the Petals & More Thinlits. I also cut two of the lacy accent piece in the set from Coastal Cabana Card.
To assemble the card I used a little liquid glue to hold one of the Coastal Cabana pieces in place while I added the embossed floral piece on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. More Stampin’ Dimensionals were then used to attach the sentiment.
The front of the card was then completed with a few copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment fixed with Mini Glue Dots, before small Petal Pink pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls pack were added to the centre of each one.
To complete the card I took a layer of Very Vanilla Card and using liquid glue attached the second Coastal Cabana die-cut piece about a 1/4″ from the bottom and with about 1″ of the piece extending past the left edge. Then I used Paper Snips to trim off the excess die-cut piece level with the edge of the Very Vanilla layer and fixed it to the inside of the card with liquid glue.
All that was left was the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. I used liquid glue to attach an identical piece from the Tropical Escape DSP pack to the envelope flap and then cut it to shape with Paper Snips.
I love the colour combination on this card and the little additional details provided by the layered ribbons and combination of sequins and pearls. I wonder if you ever combine elements to create an entirely new look?