Best of Flowers in Crumb Cake and Basic Black

I used the Best of Flowers and Loving Thoughts stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! to create my card today.  I thought the Crumb Cake and Basic Black combination from the Dynamic Duos #71 was very “elegant” so it would be perfect for a fancier card, hope that you agree!

Best of Flowers

I started by embossing a Basic Black panel with the Pretty Print Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to a panel  of Crumb Cake card stock with SNAIL, then to a Basic Black card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I inked up my Brayer with Crumb Cake ink and I rolled it across a strip of the Modern Medley DSP.

Best of Flowers 2

I stamped the sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set in VersaMark ink on a Crumb Cake panel, sprinkled it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I adhered the DSP strip to the stamped Crumb Cake panel with SNAIL, then adhered the layered panel to the card front with SNAIL.

Best of Flowers 1

I stamped the image from the Best of Flowers stamp set in VersaMark ink on a Crumb Cake panel, sprinkled it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I cut it out with an Ovals Collection Framelits Die and adhered it with SNAIL to an oval that I’d cut from Basic Black card stock and embossed with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  I adhered the layered image to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added some strips of pearls around the image to complete the card front.

Best of Flowers 3

I completed the inside of the card by adding a strip of Modern Medley DSP that I’d inked with Crumb Cake ink and my Brayer to a Crumb Cake panel.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Best of Flowers (133342 clear only); Loving Thoughts (128436 wood, 125845 clear)

Dies & Embossing Folders: Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751); Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (132175)

Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels (125577); Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109133)

Ink:  VersaMark Pad (102283); Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad (126975)

Tools:  Heat Tool (129053); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Brayer (102395)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Basic Black (121045) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″, Ovals Collection Framelits die cut; Crumb Cake (120953) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ panel, Ovals Collection Framelits die cut; Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (126926) – 1-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ strip

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


Best of Stamp Sets from Stampn’ Up!

The Best of Flowers stamp set that I used for my card today is one of 12 new collectors sets that Stampin’ Up! is releasing this year for their 25th Anniversary.  As part of their 25-year anniversary celebration, they’re bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013.  Along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While Stampin’ Up! is releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin’ Up! is including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Click here to go to my online store to see all of the Best of stamp sets currently available.


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6 thoughts on “Best of Flowers in Crumb Cake and Basic Black

  1. What a gorgeous card! I LOVE all of the elements you have added with the designer paper, textures from embossing and those pearls really set it off 🙂 Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Dynamic Duos, we sure hope to see you again soon!!!

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