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.
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.
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.
I think these two stamp sets are perfect.
And these dies will do the trick.
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.
- 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?
Head over to my online SHOP to purchase any of these wonderful products before they retire on April 30th.
PS I did not purchase the top. 🤣😁
Be Awesome and Do Something Creative Everyday,
QUICK SHOPPING LINKS
BASIC TOOLS EVERY STUDIO NEEDS
These are the basic tools that I believe everyone should gather as your passion for papercrafting grows. Choose either of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines. The Mini is very easy to crank but limited to dies no larger than 3″ wide. However, it is great for traveling and I use it for most of my projects.
Love your card! Really stunning!
Thank you so much. 😊
Gorgeous card and great inspiration photo. I think you did it great justice with your lovely stamping and design. Love the colors. Thanks for the tutorial.
Thank you for your kind comment. It was the colors that drew me to the shirt and then onto the card. LOL
A really beautiful card! I love your attention to details. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much for your kind comment. I think that Stampin’ Up! coordination makes everything so much easier.
I am blown away by your creativity! I am going to miss Soft Succulent more than any other color ever. My previous favorites were Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock and guess what, I get those back!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! Thank you for sharing! It is a stunning card!!!
Thank you, I am overjoyed that you like my card and tutorial. Stock up on some Soft Succulent 😁 I believe that prices are increasing with the new catalog.
Thank you so much, Ginger.
I bow down before you oh Queen of Inspiration Creation. From inspiration to finished card, an excellent tutorial. I will look at clothing ads differently from now on.
Oh My Goodness. I dub thee Knight of Inspired Creations. Now go forth and create. 🙂
Outstanding design and tutorial! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I have these stamp sets and can give this a try! Blessings!
I am honored that you are going to give this inspiration design/tutorial a try. Thank you
Amazing “case”! I copy things also but never with such accuracy! Beautiful card.
Thanks. It is all in the details – and lots of supplies (LOL)
C’est vraiment magnifique.Bravo pour votre imagination.
This card is stunning. Your imagination is genius.
I am blushing. Thank you.
I really enjoyed you card and viewing your thought process. It was very informative and I will be thinking differently about my crafting! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for your kind comment. You made my day. Companies pay big money to designers and we can tap into that expertise if we think in terms of Stampin’ Up! products. LOL
I too look at things online,(& in stores) and think, so very soft saffron, etc. Loved your inspiration post. I often do that with….junk mail! Sometimes the colors are just there and well, crafters gotta craft!
Loved your card & so will your mom.
Thanks for sharing.
OMG Sue, we are of like mind. I look at everything in terms of color or composition. Even my scrapbooks have magazine layouts sometimes.
so impressed Ann
Thank you. It was fun to figure out how to use our Stampin’ Up! products to reproduce the pattern – somewhat. 🙂
Love it! But did you buy the top? Lol
No, I did not buy the top. I prefer v-neck. 😂
Beautiful card, Ann. I love the colors. Yes, I have looked at ads and thought of SU colors. So funny! We get our inspiration from lots of different places, right? Enjoy your day!
That we do. Humor and inspiration are everywhere.