Do you get those annoying but super cute ads for clothing when you are online? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self, that is Stampin’ Up! Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, and Polished Pink.”? Go ahead and admit it … I will wait … I was inspired by online shopping to create this card.

Card made using inspiration from clothing pattern

How did I go about disecting the inpiration from online shopping into all the pieces and parts? Here is my thought process. CAUTION: This can become addicting.

INSPIRATION

Inspiration Top from Online Shopping Links

What do you see in this inspiration picture? I see a background of Soft Succulent with an ombre effect. Then there are the trailing vines in Evening Evergreen shades. The flowers are Polished Pink and maybe Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride, and So Saffron. And then everything is whitewashed. Could there be a Fancy Flora DSP background that works? All these questions, let’s explore.

STAMP SET

I think these two stamp sets are perfect.

Two-Tone Flora stamp set
Two-Tone Flora stamp set #160844 and dies #159181 (Save 10% with Bundle #160414)

FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)
Forever Fern stamp set #152559

And these dies will do the trick.

MEADOW DIES
Meadow Dies #155852

FOREVER FLOURISHING DIES
Forever Flourishing Dies #152714

LET’S PUT IT TOGETHER

Creating the Flowers (make several of each size)

  • Stamp the detail images from the Two-Tone Flora stamp set onto Blushing Bride cardstock with Merry Merlot ink
  • Then line up the main floral image and stamp with a 2nd generation of Polished Pink ink. TIP: Line up the stamp with the small open area centers. When you are looking straight over the stamp you can see slight open spaces in the center of the flower that match up.
  • Die-cut the flowers using the Two-Tone Flora dies
  • Stamp the detailed image of the smaller flower using Merry Merlot ink on the Blushing Bride Cardstock and add a little So Saffron marker to the flower centers. I only stamped the detail and did not add the petal stamp.

Creating the Leaf Branches

  • Stamp 1st and 2nd generation images of the rounded leaf branches from the Forever Fern stamp set on Soft Succulent cardstock with Evening Evergreen ink. I used 3.
  • Die-cut the leaf branches using the Forever Flourishing dies
  • Die-cut the long trailing vine from Evening Evergreen using the Meadow dies. I used 5.

Background & Assembly

  • Cut the 6″ x 6″ sheet of Fancy Floral DSP to 3-3/4″ x 5″ for the card panel. Save the 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece for the envelope flap.
  • Stamp 1st and 2nd generation images of the rounded leaf branches from the Forever Fern stamp set on the card panel in a ‘curtain or valence’ across the top darker edge ‘hanging’ down.
Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper
Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper #160413
  • Add Mini Black Dimensionals to the leaf branches and arrange them on the background in a ‘curtain effect’ from the top. Make the darker area at the top and have it fade to the lighter area at the bottom.
  • Tuck the flowers around the leaf branches until you get the desired effect. If you are ranking the flowers from large to small, I used flowers sizes 1, 3, and 5. Add Mini Black Dimensionals on the 2 larger flowers where needed. TIP: Use the flowers to cover the stems that do not attach to the top of the cardstock.
  • Trim off any overhanging foliage at the top of the card front. TIP: The easiest way to trim is from the backside of the card front.
  • Add some sequins, pearls, or polished dots to complete the card front.
  • Frame the card front on a 5-3/16″ x 3-15/16″ (LOL! yes, go ahead and use 5-1/4″ x 4″) Soft Succulent cardstock and add to the front of a card base (4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″)

Sentiment & Envelope

Add the DSP to the envelope flap. Use a thin layer of Multipurpose Liquid Glue around the edges and a smear in the middle so it does not flip up.

Choose a sentiment to add. I used the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Marigold Moments stamp set. Stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink on Soft Succulent cardstock and fussy cut.

NOTE: Check out your stash of stamps and dies. Do you have another option for the vines and leaves? Or the flowers? Explore your stash and fill-in with any (or al)l of the Stampin’ Up! products I used. I added Quick Shopping Links for your convenience at the end of this post.


Now let’s see how we did. What do you think? Leave me a comment. How are your card designs inspired by online shopping ads?

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