I used the Build a Bouquet and Time To Celebrate (Host Exclusive) stamp sets and the Bouquet Bigz L Die from Stampin’ Up! to create my card today. This is one of those cards that would definitely need to be hand delivered…unless you wanted to mail it in a box! 🙂
My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #170.
And the colors for my card were inspired by ColourQ Challenge 276.
I started by stamping a panel of Crumb Cake card stock with the woodgrain image from the Build a Bouquet photopolymer stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink. I cut the panel into two pieces, then adhered the pieces with SNAIL to a panel of Chocolate Chip card stock.
I wrapped a strand of Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a bow, then adhered the layered panel to a Coastal Cabana card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from the Time to Celebrate Host Exclusive stamp set in Coastal Cabana ink on a strip of Crumb Cake Card Stock, punched the end with the Hexagon Punch to create the banner and adhered it with SNAIL to the card front. I punched a flower from Strawberry Slush card stock with the punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, adhered it with a Glue Dot to the banner, then added a Daffodil Delight Candy Dot from the Brights Candy Dots pack to the center.
To make the flower, I started by cutting the flower petals from Strawberry Slush card stock with the Bouquet Bigz L Die. I turned the petals so that the backs were facing me and I used my Bone Folder to curl the petals up and to round them just a bit on the edges.
Then I turned the petal back upright and placed a Glue Dot on the top side of one of the tabs. I crossed the other tab over the Glue Dot and adhered it to create the finished rounded petal.
A few tips: The more you cross the two tabs, the more curved your flower petal will be. So if you want a more flat flower, just barely cross the tabs. For a fuller flower, cross the tabs at least half way. I also tried to use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the tabs, I didn’t have a lot of luck with that adhesive. I ended up with very sticky fingers and the flowers popped apart because my gluey fingers were stuck to them. I had very good success using Glue Dots, so I’d recommend them as your adhesive for this project.
Once I had the petal tabs all adhered, I started adhering the flower together. I used Glue Dots and I adhered the bottom 5 petals together, then I added a second row of 5 petals over the top.
I adhered the flower to the card front, then adhered the flower center die cut from Daffodil Delight card stock with Glue Dots. I tied a strand of Whisper White Baker’s Twine through a Vintage Faceted Designer Button and adhered it over the flower center to complete the card front.
I stamped the butterfly image from the Build a Bouquet stamp set in Coastal Cabana ink on a Whisper White panel inside the card.
You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
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- Coastal Cabana – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
- Chocolate Chip – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
- Crumb Cake – 3-7/8″ x 5″ panel cut at 1-5/8″, 5/8″ x 2-1/2″ strip
- Strawberry Slush – ten Bouquet Bigz L die cuts, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punch
- Daffodil Delight – Bouquet Bigz L die cut
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project: