Friday, July 13, 2012

Flower-shaped card

Summer new catalog stamp-a-stack time! I designed this fun, light, shaped card, which isn't actually too difficult to put together and works well for assembly-line card making. I usually stick to the boring square and rectangular cards but I just fell in love with the Floral Frames Framelits dies and after seeing a few strange-looking shaped cards, decided to do something using the whole beautiful shape of the largest flower. I love how they match the Daydream Medallions. Just beautiful. My first new toys from the new catalog. I see them getting used a LOT - which is certainly already true based on recent activity here at the Create Escape blog. At any rate, the Stamp A Stack was held twice this week and this was one of the fun cards we featured.

As you can see, the entire flower is used to create this card. My sentiment seems to be twisted a bit but OH WELL. I used my Color Coach to tell me that Primrose Petals matches Pink Pirouette - but that light pink was TOO light, so I subbed Pretty In Pink. The base was cut using the largest flower die, cutting white twice. I scored the back piece at 1/2" and applied SNAIL adhesive to the small flap and attached the pieces together. The top white piece was sponged with Pretty In Pink.

A shot of the back, showing the score line.

The open card.

I stamped the largest Daydream Medallion in Primrose Petals on matching card stock, and PIP for the next size. The sentiment is from Blessings From Heaven, which will see a lot of ink!! I cut the medallions using the framelit dies, holding them in place with small Post-It notes once I had them centered over the stamped images. I used the Boho Blossoms punch with the waste from the die cut negatives to create the small layered flower, gluing the pieces together, applying the large Basic Pearl, and attaching the flower with a glue dot. LOVE this card. It ended up being about 5" square, so I put it in an A-7 envelope.

The trick to making an assembly line with this design - stamp, cut, score, sponge, punch, assemble! I love it and I hope you do, too.


Supplies used:
Stamp Sets: Daydream Medallions, Blessings from Heaven
Card Stock: White, Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink
Cutting: Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits, Boho Blossoms Punch
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Post-It notes (small)


  1. So pretty...and it was fun to make!

  2. What part did you do the sponging on? I can't see it in the pics. I love this card and want to make it for a you credit of course.

  3. Tonia - the sponging is on the white layer. It was too plain to me without it. Maje sure your ink pad has been freshly reloaded!

  4. Ok Thanks Becca...I can't wait to get my stuff in to make it.