March 15, 2024


I don't know what exactly it is, but a beautiful floral-themed card has always really appealed to me.

The flower featured on this card is fussy cut from a sheet of metallic-outlined flowers on Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. When faced with the possibility of getting several focal points from a single sheet of DSP, and that I can do one of my alltime favorite things -- fussy cutting! -- I am one excited girl.

I colored my chosen flower with Stampin' Blends, which did a wonderful soft job on this gorgeous flower. 

The flower, being as beautiful and large as it is, didn't require just too much effort to incorporate it into a lovely card.

Shown at an angle in the sun, you can appreciate the coppery glow of the outline of the flower. 

Adding dimension with dotted Swiss, created with an embossing folder, was the perfect, but non-invasive, addition to add charm to the card.

If you are lucky enough to have in your stash a couple sheets of this type of Designer Series Paper, and would like to use it on a card similar to this one, here is a tutorial on how you can do so.

Copper Metallic Cardstock
White cardstock
Soft Seafoam cardstock
Flower cut from metallic-outlined flower DSP

VersaMark ink
Stampin' Blends in: Light and Dark Seafoam, Light and Dark Balmy Blue, Light Mango Melody

Splendid Thoughts

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Tasteful Labels dies
Stitched Shapes dies
Balmy Blue ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Genial Gems
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Copper Embossing Powder
Dotted Swiss embossing folder

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of copper metallic cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4" and emboss it with a dotted Swiss embossing folder. Add this piece to the card base.

Fussy cut one of the flowers from the Designer Series Paper. Color it as you wish. 

Die cut a 2 7/8" circle with the stitched edge if you have it. Mount the fussy cut flower to this circle. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add it to the card base so there are even margins at the top and the sides.

Heat emboss in copper embossing powder a sentiment. I used a small flagged label from the Tasteful Labels dies to cut this out.

Take a 6" piece of  Balmy Blue ribbon, fold it in half, and tape it to the back of the sentiment label. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add it to the lower right corner of the card.

Add three Genial Gems in green to the card, two on the circle and one on the sentiment.



  1. I love this card and the fussy cutting involved- it has given me inspiration. I enjoy your posts; so clever, waving from across the other side of the world.

    1. I am so delighted that you enjoy my posts, but even more thrilled that I am able to inspire you! Have fun -- and please visit again!