When I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use the new Floral Essence stamp set. I was actually lucky enough to receive this set from attending Onstage, it was in the box of used goodies after our “make and takes” so I had been creating with this a few weeks prior to receiving the coordinating punch.
This month we are still using this sketch
The sketches are to provide inspiration and if you choose to follow exactly that is ok, but it may be the starting point and you come up with something a little different. In some of the cards, I made I have left the flower embellishment off and I still think they are quite effective. This week my focus was back on the monthly card sketch. I had been so caught up with the new catalogue and trying to make as many cards as possible that the sketches slipped my mind for a little bit.
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I think out of all the new colours Pretty Peacock would have to be my favourite, which is quite unusual as I am not normally a green person. The Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose are growing on me as well.
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- The card base is the above picture is Pretty Peacock cardstock, layered with a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a piece of the DSP, which is 1/8 inch smaller.
- The stitched rectangles that have been used are 3 inches x 4 ½ inches in both cases, one in Whisper White and one in Sahara Sand. I have cut the Sahara Sand one out of the layer that I have used on the card front to save on paper.
- Before adhering the DSP ensure that you have attached the ribbon. This is pretty thick ribbon so you only want to have enough to tuck behind otherwise it ends up too bulky.
- I have randomly stamped the flower images across the Whisper White cardstock in the same colour as the card base. I have then added the leaf image in Sahara Sand. The sentiment is stamped with the co-ordinating ink. You will see by the additional pictures below that I have changed up the flower and leaf image on each card.
- Then adhere the Whisper White piece off centre onto the Sahara Sand with SNAIL and then added this to the card base with dimensionals. I made the sure ribbon was put over the Sahara Sand piece but under the Whisper White piece.
- I then added the flower centres with So Saffron ink as I felt they were missing something. You could finish off with some bling but I felt the card was enough without it.
- On the other examples, you will notice that I added the punched out the flower in the So Saffron Vellum with the Floral Centres which are part of this suite.
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Purple Posy Issues
You might have heard there are some quality issues with the Purple Posy ink. I was able to purchase mine in the pre-order for attending Onstage, however, you are able to see the quality issues demonstrated in this card. Although it may be annoying that this ink pad is not available, I am grateful that Stampin’ Up! stand behind their products and when the quality is not there, they endeavour to fix the issues. Once the new stock arrives my ink pad will be replaced, in the meantime.
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I also stamped the insides of the cards to finish them off.
[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”50″ exclusions=”411,413,414,415,416,417,418″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]Hope you enjoyed the card as much as I enjoyed making it and it inspires you to get creative with this set or another set you may own that is similar.
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