Hand Stamped Cards

How to Let the Magic of Your'e A Peach Designer Paper Design Your Next Card

Today we're again exploring How to Let the Magic of You're a Peach Designer Paper Design Your Next Card! Tuesday we worked the magic of Sweet Symmetry DSP--if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/07/how-to-let-the-magic-of-in-symmetry-designer-paper-design-your-next-card.html

Today's DSP is You're a Peach

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I selected near solid design (has dots), one medium print, and one coordinating small print---they all share Flirty Falmingo with a sprinkling of Old Olive.  This points to a card base of Flirty (with layer of white) and Old Olive with Flirty Flamingo inks for the stamping. See how easy card design is when you start with dsp? 

Here's today's creation:

Sweet as a Peach

This design can be utilized for any number of designer papers that have primarily small designs---as with our Tuesday design the larger patterns won't work as well with this because of the small rectangles being used. 

Plus this designer paper is also on sale until 8-2-21--order yours while it's on sale!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is being delivered to doorsteps all over the US right now--Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 5 1/4 X 4; adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut Flirty dotted DSP 2 X 5 1/8; adhere to white layer with glue (approx 1/8" border of white)

4. Cut 1 3/4 X 2 1/2 of the flower pattern & small peach pattern--adhere to white layer with glue leaving 1/8" border.

5. Stamp (Sweet As a Peach) leaf stem in Old Olive & flower trio in Flirty Flamingo on white cardstock; die cut.  Stamp flower centers in Early Espresso. Adhere to card front with dimensionals.

6. Stamp verse in black ink on white cardstock, die cut; adhere over flowers with dimensionals.

7. Cut approximately 8" Pale Papaya ribbon, tie bow, adhere with glue dot.

8. Adhere 2 bumblebee trinkets with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on product image & you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now:


What's black & white & red all over?

What's black and white and red all over? Ohhh, and yes, it feels like home?  It's another beautiful card created with the Feels Like Home stamp set and the Beautifully Penned designer series paper. Here's the card.

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Tuesday we created a totally black and white card (if you missed it click here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/08/whats-black-white-and-feels-like-home.html  ) with the same stamp and a different page of the Beautifully Penned DSP. Today we switched to a darker background and added a bit of color--we added the red door and a sentiment...there are some very appropriate sentiments in this stamp set. By using the basic colors there's little to do and the card is spectacular!

Let me remind you that both the stamp set and the designer paper are completely free with purchase of $50 (each item requires a $50 purchase or you can place a $100 purchase and get both).

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is live--you can order from it now. If you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (YQZM72BG) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Gray cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut designer paper (Beautifully Penned) 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to gray layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 2 3/4 X3 1/2.

5. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 5/8 X 3 3/8

    *Stamp image in Memento black ink

    *Color door with Dark Real Red Blend.

    *Adhere to black layer with liquid glue

    *Adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals

5. Cut Basic White cardstock 3/4 X 1 3/8; stamp verse in black ink

6. Cut Basic Black cardstock 1/2 X 1 1/2; adhere to back of stamped white piece with liquid glue; adhere to card front with dimensioals (see photo for placement).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click in any image below and you'll be in my store---order your supplies today!


What's black & white and feels like home?

What's black and white and feels like home?  Well, it's a really cute card created with It Feels Like Home stamp set with no coloring! And here's what it looks like.

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The best part is that the stamp set and the designer paper in this card are both FREE! That's right..they are Sale-a-bration free items (both are $50 Free items) that you can obtain with a $50 purchase of products.

The Designer paper is the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper--totally black, white and gray...this really lends itself to some spectacular cards that are quick and easy to put together like this one. Just cut a few layers of coordinating colors and your design is complemented and complete.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is live--you can order from it now. If you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (YQZM72BG) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut designer paper (Beautifully Penned) 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to black layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut Basic Gray 2 3/4 X 3 3/4

5. Cut Basic White 3 5/8 X 2 5/8

    *Stamp home image (Feels Like Home) in Memento black ink

    *Adhere this layer to the Basic Gray layer with liquid glue

    *Adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click in any image below and you'll be in my store...order your supplies today.

 


What are two things that are cute, white, free and fuzzy all over?

What are two things that are cute, white, free and fuzzy all overSheep twins from the Counting Sheep stamp set that is FREE during Sale-a-bration. Last Thursday we stamped one little cutie and today we are stamping its twin too on the Snowy White Velvet specialty paper. We now have double the fuzzy cuteness! Check it out.

Counting sheep flirty

Take a closer look at the fuzzies...

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That sweet flowery designer paper is one of the Host Only items in the Stampin'Up! Annual catalog--it's 48 sheets of totally awesome designs called Pattern Party.

Remember you can only obtain this stamp set and dies during Sale-a-bration which runs from August through September. For each $50 or $100 purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini brochure. 

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is live--you can order from it now. If you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (RZ9R2RJ2) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; run through Ornate Floral folder; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut two pieces of designer paper (Pattern Play) 2 1/8 X 3 1/4; adhere vertically to card front with liquid glue.

4. Die cut scalloped rectangle (So Sweetly Stitched) from Flirty Flamingo cardstock--adhere to card front with liquid glue.

5. Stamp both sheep in Memento ink on Snowy White Velvet paper; die cut (Sheep dies). Adhere to rectangle with dimensionals.

6. Stamp verse (Counting Sheep stamps) in Memento on Snowy White Velvet (5/8 X 1 3/4); adhere above sheep with dimensionals.

7. Adhere 3 Pumpkin Pie sequins (Artistry Blooms) to rectangle (see photo).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click in any image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now!

 


How to Create the Quickest Card Ever (with a bit of color)!

Today I'll show you How to Create the Quickest Card Ever (with a bit of color)Last Thursday we created the Quickest Card---today, we're adding just a hint of color to the black and white theme of the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper. For those of you who enjoy a bit of coloring this adds a bit of charm to the lovely designer paper used for the card front.

Beautifully penned red

And a closer look at the color...

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It's the same card as Tuesday but one flower trio is colored in red, the ribbon has been substituted with red satin and the butterfly has an underlay of red to contrast the black glitter paper butterfly. What a difference a bit of color makes! Either card is beautiful and the base is the same...it's the free Beautifully Penned DSP.

Remember you can only obtain this DSP during Sale-a-bration which runs from August through September. For each $50 or $100 purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini brochure. The Beautifully Penned DSP is one of those free items for a $100 purchase.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is live--you can order from it now. If you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (RZ9R2RJ2) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4 X 5

3. Cut flowery designer paper (Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper) 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; adhere to black layer with liquid glue. Add coloring to one flower trio with Dark Real Red Blend; add a touch of Wink of Stella (141879) Adhere rhinestones (144220) to the flower centers.

4. Cut approximately 15" Real Red double-stitched satin ribbon; wrap around above unit and tie in a knot; anchor the knot to the card front with a glue dot.

5. Adhere this unit to card front with liquid glue.

6. Die cut small butterfly from Black Glitter paper; die cut the solid coordinating butterfly from Real Red cardstock. Adhere the black layer to the red solid layer with a glue dot. Adhere this unit to card front with a glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies today!


How to Create a Simple Delicate Dahlia Card

Today I'll show you How to Create a Simple Delicate Dahlia Card. This lovely stamp set is absolutely free--it's a Sale-a-bration freebie! This simple design displays the delicacy and beautiful shading that is built in the stamp...just ink and stamp and the professional shading is done for you.

Delicate Dahlia 2Here's a closer look at the image

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Behind the focal point is the new Timeworn Type--it's a touch of the old world combined with those cute little bumblebee embellishments...and it's quick and easy!

If you missed the helpful hint on Tuesday about how to coordinate the outline stamp with the solid stamp click here to check it out https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/08/its-so-gorgeous-but-you-cant-buy-it.html

Remember you can only obtain this stamp set during Sale-a-bration which runs from August through September. For each $50 or $100 purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini brochure. The Delicate Dahlia stamp set is one of those free items for a $100 purchase.

 

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is live--you can order from it now. If you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (RZ9R2RJ2) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Crushed Curry 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Crushed Curry 5 3/8 X 4 1/8

    *Put through Time-worn type folder

    *Using a dauber and Crushed Curry enhance the folder embossing

    *Adhere this layer to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Very Vanilla 4 X 3 1/8

    *Stamp dahlia outline in Memento ink; stamp solid image in Crushed Curry ink. Add Wink of Stella to the petals.

    *Stamp dahlia again on copy paper, hand cut the image with paper snips; cover the image on the vanilla cardstock.

    *Stamp leaf outline in memento ink, stamp leaf solid in Old Olive ink

    *Stamp verse in Saddle Brown ink

    *Add bumblbee embellishment with a glue dot

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 1/2; adhere to back of stamped later with glue; adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!

 


It's So Gorgeous But YOU Can't Buy It!

It's So Gorgeous But YOU Can't Buy It! It's the brand new Delicate Dahlia (#156601) stamp set  you won't find it in the annual catalog nor in the new July-Jan (holiday) mini! It's in the new Sale-a-bration Mini catalog--& you can get it FREE!!!! For each $50 or $100 that you purchase you can select an item from the Sale-a-bration mini (Click here to see it Download SAB21_JUL_US-en). This Dahlia set  requires a $100 purchase. 

Here's the set...

The outline coordinates with the solid shaded image...overlay them & magic happens!

Here's  today'scard...Delicate Dahlias 1

Here's a hint for you before you begin your stamping adventure with this set...the outline image & solid image overlay quite well--if you care.  If you are just enjoying the stamping--don't worry about it but if you do want to do a very close overlay, mark both stamps with a black marker so that you know how to align them quickly...below are the 2 stamps which I have marked 2 spots on each stamp. This way when I'm stamping I can quickly locate the exact overlay.

Delicate dahlias mark 2
Delicate dahlias mark 2

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is live--you can order from it now. If you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (RZ9R2RJ2) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Mango Melody cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Mango Melody 5 7/16 X 4 3/16, put through Timber folder (156406) ; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 5 1/4 X 3 1/2

    *Stamp large dahlia outline image in Pumpkin Pie ink over entire piece

    *Overlay large solid dahlia image in Mango Melody

4. Cut Pumpkin Pie 4 3/4 X 4 3/4; adhere to back of Vanilla stamped piece with liquid glue (see photo).

5. Cut approximately 12" Pale Papaya ribbon, tie around above unit in a knot (see photo); adhere this unit to card front with liquid glue.

6. Stamp 'thank you kindly' in Saddle Brown on Very Vanilla; punch with small oval punch (Double Oval punch). Punch another from Early Espresso, cut in the middle horizontally & adhere pieces to back of stamped oval so slight edge of expresso shows at the top & bottom.

Split label

Attach to card front with dimensionals.

Adhere 1 large & 2 small Pumpkin Pie Artistry Blooms sequins to label and card--see photo.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on an image and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now.


Check Out the Secret Design in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper

Today we're going to Check Out the Secret Design in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper! We're usually so busy checking out the pretty colorful flowers in a pack like Pansy Petals that we miss the secret design hiding on the back side...that's what happened when I turned over the sheet with the pretty tiny pansies--I discovered this lovely Bumblebee design just asking to be used on a card...

Quite Meadow w pansy

And what's the best thing about this card (beside the silhouette, the bees, and the designer paper)? It's the fact that this card (without a specific greeting) can be used for any occasion--for what occasion would this not be appropriate? So not only is it an easy design to create, it's also quick--this means you can create quite a few of these and have a ready stash with that important occasion arrives and you are short on time!

For a card like this with a striking image a good thing to remember (besides looking for the cool secret designs in designer paper) is to use a background paper that is subdued and a smallish print--this way your background won't overpower your focal point--it will enhance it but not take center stage.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is being delivered to doorsteps all over the US right now--Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Bumblebee cardstock  8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 3/4 X 5; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut three pieces of designer paper ( 1 1/2 X 3 1/2); adhere first piece at top of vanilla leaving approximately 1/8" border of vanilla. Adhere the bottom piece and then the middle piece--adjusting borders evenly.

4. Die cut silhouette (Meadows dies) from Basic Black cardstock; adhere to left side with liquid glue.

5. Cut approximately 8" glittered black ribbon; tie in bow and adhere to stem with a glue dot.

6. Adhere 2 bumblbee embellishments with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store; order your supplies now!


It's No Secret, Sweet Symmetry is on Sale!

It's No Secret, Sweet Symmetry is on Sale! And we're going to design a quick and easy card that will help you use that pretty sweet paper...here's the card

Sweet  Symmetry dsp

One of the best features of Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper is that most of the designs in a pack are color coordinated which makes creating a pattern that blends well very easy and quick.  With this card I selected the pretty flower pattern and then grabbed the Jade stripey pattern to coordinate with the green leaves in the flower design.  That meant selecting the deeper blue-green Shaded Spruce cardstock to back the white label....now everything hangs together and coordinates perfectly.

This makes card design a breeze--the stripey bottom border overlayed with that cute large scalloped edge of the flowery pattern. Just add a greeting and a bit of sparkle (it's hard to design a card without pizzazz!)--then we're ready to mail!

This Sweet Symmetry designer paper is also on sale until 8-2-21--order yours while it's on sale!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is being delivered to doorsteps all over the US right now--Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Thick White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2; score long side at 4 1/4.

2. Cut  flowery designer paper 3 1/2 X 5 1/2; adhere with liquid glue to top of card front beginning at the fold.

3. Place the large scallop die (Scalloped & Contours dies) at the edge of the designer paper and cut off remaining card front.

4. Cut Jade stripey designer paper 1 1/2 X 5 1/2 (stripes are vertical to the 1 1/2 side); adhere to bottom of inside card back with liquid glue.

5. Die cut label (Potted Succulents dies) from white cardstock; stamp verse (In Symmetry stamps) in black ink

6. Die cut another label from Shaded Spruce cardstock---cut in two horizontally; adhere to back of white label with glue dots so that a small border shows at the top and bottom of the white label.

Label back

Label frot

7. Adhere this label to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies today


How to Let the Magic of In Symmetry Designer Paper Design Your Next Card

Today I'll show you How to Let the Magic of Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper Design Your Next Card. The Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper has a wonderful way of putting the colors & designs together so card making is very simple-- it's hard to go wrong!

Starting with...

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The first step is selecting 3 prints that share colors --- this is simple since most all designs share color with other designs. I select one with a directional design (e.g. stripes), one with definite pattern, & one color on color-- it can have a pattern but mostly one color.  Here's the card--

Sweet Symmetry

After picking the patterns it's easy to select the card base & layers (Bumblebee, So Saffron, Vanilla, Just Jade), inks for stamping (Calypso Coral, Just Jade) as well as the ribbon. The paper pretty much designs the card for you.

This design can be utilized for any number of designer papers that have primarily small designs---the larger patterns won't work as well with this because of the small rectangles being used. 

Best of all this designer paper is on sale until 8-2-21--order yours while it's on sale!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini  is being delivered to doorsteps all over the US right now--Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping click the Shop Now button & you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Bumblebee cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase); cut 4 X 5 1/4 Very Vanilla; adhere this to card base with liquid glue.

2. Cut three So Saffron 1 5/8 X 1 3/8; cut one So Saffron 1 5/8 X 2 3/8 (dsp bases)

3. Cut two flowery dsp 1 1/2 X 1 1/4, one Jade leaves 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 and one bumblebee color on color 1 1/2 X2 1/4

4. Layer the dsp on the dsp bases with liquid glue adhere these units to card front with liquid glue--see photo for placement.

5. Cut Very Vanilla 3 1/8 X 2 1/4

    *Stamp large flower in Calypso Coral

    *Stamp leaves in Just Jade

    *Cut 8" Bumblebee gingham ribbon, tie in bow and adhere under flower with glue dot.

    *Adhere 3 small Daffodil Artistry Blooms sequins (see photo).

5. Cut So Saffron 3 1/4 X 2 3/8; adhere stamped layer to this with dimensionals

6. Cut Just Jade 3 3/8 X 2 1/8; adhere to back of above unit with glue and adhere to card front with glue.

7. Adhere to bumblebee trinkets to bumblebee dsp rectangle with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending!

 


The Secret of a Perfect Flower with the Oval in Watercolor Shapes

Today we're going to learn The Secret of a Perfect Flower with the Oval in Watercolor Shapes! Last week we explored using the Watercolor Shapes stamp set...today we'll be creating a perfect flower with the large oval stamp and the small circle....check it out...

Flower

Isn't that a fun card? Just stamp the flower center (small circle) then using the large oval add the petals. Once the flower is formed use the smaller oval stamp to form the stem and leaves....quick, fast and fun!  

If you missed last week's creations check them out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/07/exploring-fast-fantastic-backgrounds-with-watercolor-shapes-.html  and here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/07/learn-how-to-create-a-multilevel-background-with-a-single-stamp-ink.html.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply List so you can order your supplies to create this card.

The new July-December mini is going to be released in August...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping just click the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Poppy Parade cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut large scalloped rectangle (Color Contours dies) from Basic Black cardstock.

3. Cut 3 3/8 X 4 5/8 Basic White cardstock.

    *Stamp small circle (Watercolor Shapes) in Early Espresso slightly above center.

Secret: When stamping the petals below place the center end of the oval on the opposite side of the center circle--so that each petal will be perfectly aligned. This means that the center circle will be overstamped 8 times--once for each petal.

    *Using large oval (Watercolor Shapes) in Calypso Coral ink begin stamping petal at bottom slightly to right of center, stamp next petal directly opposite this petal...

Flower step 1

        * Stamp another petal 90 degrees on either side; stamp next petal directly across from this one...

Flower step 2

    *Stamp additional petals in between these so there are a total of 8 petals.

    *Using small oval, stamp stem and 2 leaves in Garden Green ink.

    *Stamp small dots (Artistically Inked) in Flirty Flamingo ink to accent the background.

4. Die cut small label (Art Gallery stamp and dies) from white cardstock; stamp Best Wishes in Memento ink. Adhere to card front with dimensionals.

5. Adhere white later to black layer & this unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on product image below & you'll be in my store--order your supplies today: