Easy Floral Card using Stampin’ Up!’s Summer Silhouettes
I’m at Cottage Crafts tomorrow (11:30-1:30pm) and chose this quick and easy floral card for the make-n-take. This is my favorite card to make because the images are stamped randomly and you really cannot mess it up! Well, you could, but it’s easy not to 😉
- Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Wetlands (greeting)
- Ink: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Black Stazon
- Paper: Gumball Green, Whisper White
- Accessories: Dimensionals, Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch
When I stamp random images, they are not exactly random. I usually start with the largest image (this one is the bold leaves on the stem) first and then work my way down to the smallest image. I love the tiny little flowers (stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Black Stazon) because they fill in the open areas nicely. Two of the flowers are stamped in Summer Starfruit on scrap Whisper White, trimmed with Paper Snips (our smaller scissors, good for precision trimming) and popped up with Dimensionals.
I initially stamped the greeting on the Whisper White cardstock with the stamped flowers but it was slightly crooked so I stamped it again, punched it out and popped it up. That’s pretty much the solution for any mistake, right? Just stamp another and cover up the first one 😉
The ribbon is added in two pieces (one piece with the ends glued around the back and another tied in a bow and glued on top with a Glue Dot). Floral cards are great because they can work for so many different occasions and they are so cheerful. If you can’t send real flowers, send some stamped ones – they’ll last longer too 😉
While I’m a little bummed that the 2012-2014 In Colors are retiring, I’m also VERY excited to what the new In Colors are going to be. I don’t have long to wait either since I’m attending a New Catalog Premier with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators tomorrow night – and the new catalog will be in our SWAG bag! Stampin’ Up! reserved theaters across the country and demonstrators get to watch the reveal of the new catalog on the big screen – how cool is that?!
If you’ve ever considered joining as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you can view details online at my Stampin’ Up! website – just click the “Join My Team” link to the right or by contacting me directly. I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 13 years and started out initially just for the discount on my personal purchases and slowly transitioned to a business as my kids grew older and my schedule allowed. There’s room for all kinds of demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! and I welcome them all!
Remember you can also purchase the supplies for this easy floral card at my online store – just click the “Shop Online” link to the right 🙂