When the last annual catalog retired I ended up having not a single current flower stamp set left so I had to do a little shopping and remedy that! The Textured Floral bundle caught my eye because it has the great DisINKtive style that I love. I liked the less structured feel to the flowers and leaves and thought they would look fabulous in a lot of different color combinations.
I only received the Textured Floral bundle a few days before my next class but I was bound and determined to use for one of the class projects. I designed a great card using some returning colors and a brand new color and it also shows off the new Soft Shimmer paper. This paper is so gorgeous the photo on page 127 of the catalog just doesn't do it justice! If you're glitter-adverse this is the sparkly paper for you; there's no mess or stray glitter when you cut into it and it's lighter weight than the traditional glimmer papers so it doesn't add bulk to your project. And you get 5 colors in the 12x12 pack!
I started with a Lost Lagoon card base and then stamped all of my flowers on a panel of Basic White. I used Bubble Bath ink for the smaller flowers, and stamped off Berry Burst ink on the larger flower. The leaves are stamped off Lost Lagoon. Isn't this a pretty color combo? The sentiment is stamped in the corner in Smoky Slate.
For the large focal blossom it is stamped in full strength Berry Burst ink with a Smoky Slate stamen/pistils and is then die cut. I backed the stamped flower with a die cut in the same shape in the Soft Shimmer paper in Berry Burst as well as a leaf stem in Lost Lagoon Soft Shimmer. The layered flower is popped on dimensionals over the leaf.
A strip of the new Bubble Bath Sheer Ribbon is added to the edge of the Basic White panel and a few adhesive-backed sequins trio are added next to the sentiment.
I really think this flower style will lend itself well to cards for all seasons and I know I will be using it a lot.
All of the products used to make this card can be purchased on my Stampin' Up! ONLINE STORE.
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Stamps: Textured Floral
Ink: Berry Burst, Lost Lagoon, Bubble Bath, Smoky Slate
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Basic White, Fine Shimmer paper (Berry Burst & Lost Lagoon)
Accessories: Textured Floral dies, dimensionals, Sheer Ribbon Combo pack, adhesive-backed sequins trio