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The featured item is the pretty purplish Designer Series Paper I used as the background. You can find out more about it by clicking on the above link.
One other component of the card that should be mentioned is the pretty diecut flower I used as the focal point. This is created using one of the lovely dies from the Iconic Dies set, found on page 163 of the Annual Catalog.
As usual, when die sets are introduced, I focus mainly on sets that contain lots of labels, frames, etc. Until Stampin' Up! had a 20% sale on their dies awhile ago, this particular set had escaped my attention. But the dies included -- three different types of flowers, two mushrooms, two leaves, plus a fern frond and a branch, a bumblebee and, best of all, a wonderful bird -- such "iconic" images, I can't imagine why I never saw the set before. I am so glad I bought it, because I think I will be getting a lot of use out of these dies!
I made the most of the design in this DSP
by adding a few other components to complement it.
The die cut flower is reminiscent of the flowers in the background.
To accompany the Fresh Freesia flower,
I added some embossed script on the tag on which it rests.
Following is a tutorial on how to create this card.
Fresh Freesia cardstock
Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper (page 12, Sale-A-Bration Brochure)
Enjoy the Moment stamp set (Page 26, Annual Catalog)
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Tasteful Labels dies (Page 166, Annual Catalog)
Iconic Dies (Page 163, Annual Catalog)
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
White grosgrain ribbon
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
To this card base, add a layer of black cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4".
And to this layer, add a piece of Designer Series Paper measuring 3 3/4" x 5".
Set this aside for now.
From Fresh Freesia cardstock, die cut the large flower from the Iconic Dies set.
Using white cardstock, cut the largest label from the Tasteful Labels die set. Then emboss it with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
From black cardstock, cut another of the labels.Add a 3 1/4" strip of the white grosgrain ribbon along the center of this label. Adhere it perpendicularly to the white embossed label.
Add the diecut flower to the center of the white piece.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add this to the card front so it is 3/4" - 1" from the top of the DSP.
From the same die set, cut the smaller white label. In black ink, add a sentiment to it. My sentiment is from the Enjoy the Moment set.
Using Stampin' Dimensionals, add it to the lower portion of the card.
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